The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for classifying the entire people in the South East as terrorists.
Recall Buhari has a chat with Arise Television where he described the Igbo nation as a dot in the Nigerian map.
Buhari said, “IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and property, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.”
OYC President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary General, Comrade Obinna Achionye issued a statement that condemned the derogatory remarks Buhari hurled at them as they demanded him to retract his statement.
The statement read: “We recall how the President Buhari Government hastily proscribed the IPOB and tagged it a terrorist organization. And now, he has come up to refer to all Igbos as members of the IPOB and a dot in a circle.
“By implication, his statement will no doubt expose Ndigbo to further massacre as witnessed already. No wonder they are arresting and killing many Igbo youths in the name of IPOB.
“We reject in its entirety this terrorism tag on the entire Igbo nation, more so when this is coming from the same President whose kinsmen were carrying out carnage across the country but his government keeps defending them.
“In any case, no matter how Buhari sees Ndigbo, we are unperturbed; the Igbo people are making waves all over the world and if that qualifies them as dot in a circle so be it.”