Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has criticized unknown gunmen perpetuating the enforcement of sit-at-home order in the South-East regions on Monday.
President-General of the group, George Obiozor, on Thursday while addressing Ohanaeze’s Ameobi, the highest decision-making organ of the body describe the sit-at-home order as a slur to the region.
According to Obiozor, businessmen in the region have already incurred multiple losses due to the sit-at-home order.
He also lamented the spate of insecurity across the South-East.
He said: “The Monday sit-at-home is a slur on the Igbo. It is strange for a group to face the barrel of the gun inwards. Many people have estimated the huge loss the South-East incurs on a weekly basis as a result of the sit-at-home order.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has tried several times to persuade our youths to realise the consequences of their actions.
“Insecurity has pervaded almost all parts of Nigeria, but each geo-political zone has its own peculiarity.
“The advent of insecurity in the South-East is both bizarre and dramatic. The South-East had been adjudged the most serene and peaceful zone in Nigeria until April 5, 2021, when gunmen attacked the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State and freed a total of 1,844 prison inmates.
“Since the April 5 episode, insecurity in the South-East has attained an unprecedented unbearable crescendo.”