Ohanaeze Alleges Invasion Of Southeast By Soldiers

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ENUGU (THE GUARDIAN)--Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday night, alleged invasion of Igboland by soldiers.

A statement by the President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, signed by his media aide, Emeka Attamah, said: “The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a worrisome invasion of towns and villages in the hinterlands of Igboland by innumerable soldiers.

“Reports reaching us indicate that the supposed soldiers are clothed in Nigerian Army uniforms without name tags.

“The danger in the present circumstance is that no one is sure any longer as to the true identity of the people in army uniform and that they can carry out nefarious activities without anybody being held responsible.

“We call on the international community to observe this anomaly, which is capable of derailing the nation’s democracy.

“We call on Ndigbo to discountenance any policeman or soldier without an identifiable name tag, as he/she must be up to some mischief.

“We call on all prospective voters to draw the attention of election observers to this anomaly, while calling on all voters not to succumb to their obvious intimidation tactics and to come out and vote according to their conscience.”