A coalition of Igbo groups has called on the federal government to review the 1996 Onumajuru Panel of Inquiry on the nefarious activities of Otokoto syndicate which promoted kidnapping, ritual practices and violence across Imo state.
In a statement signed on Monday, which a copy was obtained by The Trumpet, the groups include; Southeast women professionals led by Professor Helen Ogbonnaya, the world Igbo Youth Congress led by Dr Ebitu Odionyemfe, and the Igbo Students’ Union led by Comrade Chudi Ukoha believe that the panel would help the federal government to unravel the causes of ongoing insecurity challenges in Imo state.
It noted that the Otokoto mafia group of 1996 has taken over Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo leadership, urging that they should be flushed into the dustbin and boycotted the Enugu 2023 lgbo day celebration.
The coalition believes that those whose sordid past and present pollute Imo state, South-East, Igbo Nation should openly boycott the Enugu Igbo Day organised by Otokoto group of 1996 as the spirits of their victims are crying for justice.
“They believe that Ndigbo should ensure that they should never escape justice and that except the Federal Government probe into Onumajuru panel on Otokoto killings, there will be no solutions in sight on the insecurity situation in Imo state.
The coalition warned the conveners of Southeast Security and Economic Summit, which will be held on 28th September 2023 to postpone it after the governorship election in Imo state as Ndigbo perceived the event as ill-timed and open endorsement of an unpopular candidate.
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