The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Tuesday, condemned the appointment of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector General of Police.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the appointment which was announced by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, on Tuesday, in Abuja came a day his immediate predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu was in Owerri, Imo State, to assess the level of damages done by the gunmen who attacked a correction facility in Owerri as well as the Imo State Police Command Headquarters.
But reacting to Usman’s appointment, Ohanaeze said that the injustice of the Federal Government under the leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East.
The group’s Spokesperson, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, made the disclosure in an interview with The Punch.
He disclosed that it was most unfortunate that the President Buhari has chosen to sideline the people of the South-East in his recent appointment of Service Chiefs and now in the appointment of an IGP.
Ogbonnia said, “It is unjust and unfair to sideline the South-East in the security architecture of the country. Injustice promotes insecurity; it promotes all forms of crisis and problems. With injustice, there is no peace anywhere.”
“What is happening in South-East today in form of agitations is as a result of injustice. So, we the elders are put in a great dilemma because the younger generation is attacking us and we have been telling them to hold on, believing that the President would have a change of mind.”
“We thought that the President would be concerned about the level of injustice, agitations and crises we have in the South-East and would try to ameliorate these things but unfortunately, he is not thinking towards that direction. It is most unfortunate and Ohanaeze will come up with a stronger statement.”