The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide have condemned the double standard shown by the federal government. This was made known by their General president Chief John Nnia Nwodo.
He stated that while the presidency pampers people that are killing and raping women, he is arresting individuals exercising their constitutional right.
He said: “I salute the courage of the Imo State Judiciary and the professionalism of the State Attorney General. Never again shall we, Igbos, at this critical time, shoot ourselves again on the foot. No matter how provocative, incendiary and unruly IPoB may be, they are our children. Aggrieved children can sometimes lose their guard.”
Nwodo urged Imo State Government to demonstrate some restraint in the future.
“Here are young people described as terrorists for daring to speak out in the face of degradation, marginalisation and inhuman treatment.
“While they are proscribed, Fulani herdsmen and their (alleged) sponsors, Meyetti Allah, move about freely, reeling out new threats, occupying Southern and Middle Belt farms forcibly, with the law enforcement agents either (allegedly) aiding them or intentionally looking away.
“Churches are invaded, priests killed yet no one is arrested. Thousands are killed, thousands are rendered homeless, no one cares. IDPS are established only when the displaced come from a favoured section of the country”, he said.
“No wonder our security chiefs are appointed on the basis of where they come from. Any Igbo who is not angry at the situation in the country today must have his head re-examined.
“Now, they contemplate Operation Python Dance 3 without dealing with the carnage of Operation Python dance 2 where UN rules of engagement were flagrantly violated. Who won’t be angry under these circumstances? he asked.
“Borrow a leaf from me”, Nwodo said. “I am abroad and emerging from theatre for a mild surgery and I have read how it is being said that Ohanaeze and the South East governors masterminded you to detain our sisters; but note that the false propaganda did not stop me from directing Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary to condemn the detention.
“The provocation, double standard, and subjection to servitude far outweigh the denigration their false propaganda subject us to.
“Ndigbo anam asi “ozor emezina” (enough is enough).