The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has called for a high-powered judicial inquiry into the frequent killing of young men and women by trigger-happy security operatives posted to the Southern parts of the country.
Nwodo said this in a statement issued by Chief Emeka Attamah, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
He recalled that in the past few days alone, four vibrant young men were killed in cold blood by security agents in Aba and Onitsha, while another young man was brutally mowed down by a soldier in Warri which led to a reprisal killing of a soldier that culminated in the killing of more people by soldiers.
The President General expressed great sadness at the frequency and dastardly manner these security personnel snuff out life in these promising young people who were in their prime.
He said that it is only in the South that such mindless waste of human capital takes place often and unabated without the heads of security agencies batting an eye.
He challenged anybody to point out similar occurrences in any part of the North, especially during this period of Covid-19 lockdown.
Nwodo added that the aggressive actions of security operatives were steadily pushing young men, especially in the South East, to the wall and could elicit reprisal violence from them, adding that any group not wanted in a union has the right to opt out of it.