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Ex Chairman Police Commission; President Buhari must apologise to Igbo for unguarded statements

Former Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has condemned the comments made by President Mohammadu Buhari on Twitter, the comment which has since been deleted by Twitter for violating it rules reads, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War, those who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Reacting to the comments, Chief Okeke said such comments were not expected to come from the number one citizen of Nigeria.

He said that the President should have been persuaded to apologize to the Igbo community who according to him were hurt by such statement.

He said, “It is painful that what we thought would have died down, the war fought over fifty years ago is still being harboured by the nation’s number one citizen.”

“We have had Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha, Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar’Dua and Goodluck Jonathan as Presidents and none of them had made such statements, as if people he was talking about were not part of the country.”


“If it is possible, he should have been persuaded to apologize. What he said is a serious warning to the people he is referring to especially the youths.”

“Those he was referring to when he said shoot on sight should be on their guard. The situation is capable of causing another civil war too. Another civil war shouldn’t be allowed. Our youths should be careful, ” he said.

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