Insecurity: Ohanaeze names those responsible for killings, kidnappings in Nigeria
The apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday accused some state governors and elites of being responsible for the spate of insecurity in the country.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, said the elites, governors and corrupt system in the country have made the youths employed, hence, the high level of insecurity.
In a statement he signed and forwarded to ND reporters, Ibegbu called on governors to account for the heavy sum allotted for security votes in the face of security facing the country.
According to Ibegbu, “We blamed insecurity on the ruling elites and the corruption in the system which has made our unemployed youths to turn into hoodlums and now revenging on the uncaring society.
“As long as our ruling elites and uncaring government officials fail to take care of the people, so long will everybody be a victim of the incubus they created.
“The wind they sowed has turned into a whirlwind. They now run to the rail from Abuja to Kaduna and avoid the roads.
“But in the East, there is no functional rail the elites travel along so they must use the dangerous East-West road or the comatose Enugu – Port Harcourt highway.
“This is the situation our elites and government officials have created for us all.
“The only solution is good governance and sincere leadership. Where is the security votes politicians corner for themselves? Some Governors take one billion Naira as security votes without securing anybody.
“They go with a platoon of security men as some of our elites do to leaving the people at the mercy of armed robbers, ritualists, assassins and kidnappers.”