A group, Igbo National Council (INC), has issued a 21-day ultimatum to Almajiris that recently moved into the South East region from northern states to leave the region.
In statement by the group’s National President, Chilos Godsent, on Thursday in Owerri, said the ultimatum is effect from May 23, 2020. The group called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu, to set up a special task force that will be searching trucks and buses entering the region in order to stop influx of Almajiris into the South East.
“The INC is worried about the hidden motive of this clandestine movement of suspected trained Jihadist militants, mercenaries and ammunition into southern Nigeria at this period of our existence.
“May we use this medium to sound a note of warning to the sponsors of this project, the suspected militant terrorists and these mercenaries to have a rethink as they will be surprise on the level of resistance they will face.
“We wish to inform these mercenaries and their sponsors that no nation has a greater monopoly of violence over others and that the Igbo race are not known to be cowards and can never be cowards in the face of this threat to our collective existence and self-preservation.
“The INC, in alliance with other self-determination groups, pro-democracy and human rights originations therefore, give these suspected Jihadist militant terrorists and mercenaries 21 days with effect from May 23, 2020 to vacate our community forests, towns and states and immediately go back to their states or countries, or have themselves to blame.
“We also call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu, to set up a special joint security task force to properly search and scrutinise all trucks, trailers and luxury busses plying our roads to avert the avoidable calamity that may befall Nigeria if these suspected terrorist militants and mercenaries are allowed to strike” the statement said.