The ‘shoot-at-sight order given by the Inspector-General of Police has been described by the National President of Association of Southeast Town Union, Emeka Diwe, as a plan to wipe out Ndigbo.
Diwe during an interview with Daily Post noted that the directives of the IGP had only been effective in the region where hundreds are killed in a week.
According to him, “the order is an official declaration of genocide against the Igbos. If you look at what is happening in the Southeast and how our farmers are butchered by the Fulani herders daily, then you will know what I’m saying.
“They plan to continue killing our youths so that there will be no one left to face them again. Because they believe the country is their inheritance.”
Diwe condemned leaders in the region for not speaking up against the development.
The activist also described the recent decision made by the leaders of southeast and south-south calling for the integration of the zone in mainstream politics, as belated.
Diwe linked the security challenges in the region to the marginalization of the zone, calling on even distribution of power and resources among the federating units in Nigeria.