The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has called on retired army generals of Igbo extraction to wade into the case involving Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with a view to ending his protracted incarceration.
National President of the Council, Igboayaka O Igboayaka made the call on Friday, November 25 while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Igboayaka spoke shortly after the launch of a book, entitled ‘Rough Road To Peace’, written by Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor at the National Defence College, Abuja.
He regretted that peace has eluded Nigeria “as a result of injustice and marginalization of Biafrans and Ndigbo in general.
Igboayaka noted that “there’s no shortcut to peace except through justice, fairness and equity among the various ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
He submitted that the incarceration of the leader of IPOB represents injustice against Ndigbo.
Igboayaka, therefore requested Lt. Gen.Obiako to mobilize retired military generals of Igbo extraction to work with Ohanaeze Ndigbo to find a lasting solution to the confinement of Kanu.
He expressed dissatisfaction at the failure of Igbo elders in inculcating discipline in the youths.
Igboayaka said; “It is now a call to duty that Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor should mobilize other retired Igbo generals and join Prof George Obiozor in finding a political solution in the Nnamdi Kanu case with federal government.
“It’s unfortunate that Igbo elders have failed in their responsibility to guide the youth. Such colossal failure led to youths championing their freedom from the contraption called Nigeria”.