OWERRI— CHURCH leaders in Imo, under the auspices of the concerned church leaders forum, have decried alleged continued extrajudicial killings in the state and region.
The position of the clerics came on the heels of the alarm raised by the indigenous people of Biafra,IPOB over an alleged plot of genocidal attacks on , S-East, particularly Anambra state by terrorist who are allegedly hiding under Nigeria security agents.
This is even as the senate Chief Whip and former governor of Ania state, senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called for restraints from the mastermind of the insecurity in the S-East, warning that the repetition of the 1967 genocide won’t be tolerated.
The state chairman of the church leaders forum, Dr Cosmas Ilechukwu , said at a briefing in Owerri on Monday that the development had become a norm in the state.
Ilechukwu therefore urged Governor Hope Uzodimma to urgently address the issue to put an end to it.
He regretted the life in Imo state, which had become precarious and urged the governor to convene a meeting for all the agrieved persons and groups to discuss the way forward.
As we speak, reports say the federal medical centre Owerri mortuary is filled with bodies of young people killed during the last crises.
It is so sad that amidst this return to barbarism in Imo, a leading member of the All Progressives Congress APC,Mr Ahmed Gulak was killed in Imo.
We want to seize this opportunity to appeal to all and sundry to stop the killings , we appeal to the unknown gunmen to sheath their swords, he said.
Ilechukwu expressed worry that the economy of the state had suffered serious setbacks while people now moved around in fear.
He advised members of the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB and the Eastern Security Network to retrace their steps , saying any war in Igboland would be devastating.