The youth wing of the apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the organization believed in the indivisibility of Nigeria, insisting that it would not be part of any agenda that would bring disunity in the country.
In a statement yesterday, the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths worldwide, Ambassador Arthur Obiora argued that the greatness of Nigeria could only be realised when all sections of the country worked together as one people.
While urging youths across the country to desist from making utterances capable of plunging Nigeria in chaos, Obiora also commended the various state governments for setting up judicial panels to investigate the ongoing #endSARS protests and called for the inclusion of youths as members of such panels.
The statement read: “We, the young people of the Igbo – speaking area under the auspices of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide, wish to use this medium to call for calm and restoration of law and order in the country.
“We state categorically that we are in total support of the #EndSARS protest and demand an end to police brutality, extortion, torture and killing of innocent citizens, especially young persons by different units of the police force, with special emphasis on SARS.
“There are numerous cases of our people who have fallen victims to police brutality and for that reason, we commend the initiators of the protests for providing an opportunity for young people to express their grievances concerning such acts.
“We also commend Mr. President and the Federal Government for accepting and granting the demands of the young people during the protests.
“The fact that none of the 5 points was neither dropped, nor amended clearly shows that for once, young people have collectively gotten the government to listen to our sincere agitations on an issue