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Ohanaeze raises alarm over ‘arrests’ of Igbo youths

Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has raised an alarm over what it called indiscriminate and massive arrests of Igbo youths by men of the Nigerian Army.

The Prof. George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze has condemned “ruthless to arrest any Igbo in the guise of membership of a terrorist organization unless there is sufficient evidence of crime or unlawful possession of fire arms.”

In a statement issued on Thursday in Enugu, Ohanaeze called on the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru “to urgently stop the wave of arrests before it gives impetus to the proposal by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to offer asylum to persons who actively and openly support IPOB and likely to be at risk of arrest or detention, and ill-treatment which is likely to amount to persecution.”