Home Politics Speak To IPOB, They're Not As Bad As Bandits — Ikpeazu To...

Speak To IPOB, They’re Not As Bad As Bandits — Ikpeazu To FG

The Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, suggest solutions to recent activities of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The governor said in an interview that IPOB members are not as bad as bandits in the north, adding that best way to resolve the issue around the agitation for secession is for the federal government to engage with the group.

According to him, there is a message IPOB is trying to pass and confidence building is needed between both parties.

He stated:

“We must engage with IPOB. Yes, we must find a way to talk about the issues at stake. These people are not as bad as the ones in the northeast or northwest who go to schools and seize the whole population of teachers and students or invade the mosques and churches and kidnap all the worshippers and nobody can find them until ransom is paid.”

“I believe that there is some ideological sense in what these people in the southeast are saying. There is something to listen to even though it is criminal to take up arms against the state.

“There is a message they are trying to pass in the process. We need confidence building among ourselves rather than use words that we should not use even as leaders. Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder but the solution is not too difficult to find.

“I care about his welfare and I care that he should be tried in a just and fair way. I am happy that they want to bring justice to bear by looking at the allegations against him and trying him fair and square but I would not want him to be treated as if he was a convict when he has not been convicted.

“Not until otherwise, he is still my citizen and as his father it behoves on us to care for him after all the prodigal son had a father.”

RELATED ARTICLES

14 Persons Missing As Death Toll From Bagwai Boat Mishap Rises To 29

Death toll from boat mishap in Bagwai River in Bagwai Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State rises to 29, while 14...

ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists Flee As Troops Decisively Hit Members In Buni Yadi

Men of the Nigerian Army thwarted an attack by terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, and Bojo Haram...

Man Stabs His Wife To Death For Seeking To Separate From Him Over Infidelity

A mother of three identified as Ntomboxolo Xhobane has been murdered by her estranged husband. The 41-year-old South African...

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

14 Persons Missing As Death Toll From Bagwai Boat Mishap Rises To 29

Death toll from boat mishap in Bagwai River in Bagwai Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State rises to 29, while 14...

ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists Flee As Troops Decisively Hit Members In Buni Yadi

Men of the Nigerian Army thwarted an attack by terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, and Bojo Haram...

Man Stabs His Wife To Death For Seeking To Separate From Him Over Infidelity

A mother of three identified as Ntomboxolo Xhobane has been murdered by her estranged husband. The 41-year-old South African...

Actress Akuapem Poloo Lost Appeal To Overturn Jail Sentence For Sharing Unclad Photos With Son

Ghanaian Togolese actress, Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has returned to jail. This is after her appeal...

Recent Comments