Igbo group plans le­gal ac­tion over Nimbo killings

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

A so­cio-cul­tural and po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, the Igbo Im­prove­ment Union (IIU), is to ini­ti­ate a le­gal ac­tion against Nige­rian se­cu­rity forces over the Uk­pabi-Nimbo killings.

In a com­mu­niqué over the week­end af­ter a two day de­lib­er­a­tion in Abuja, the group blamed se­cu­rity forces for fail­ing to pro­tect the lives and prop­erty of the people of Uk­pabi-Nimbo community in Enugu State which led to the killings by sus­pected Fu­lani herds­men on April 25, 2016. The state­ment was signed by the na­tional pres­i­dent of the union, Hon. Ugochukwu Ag­balla; the na­tional sec­re­tary, Chief Edozie Njoku and mem­bers of sub-com­mit­tees, Dr Amanze Obi; Hon. Em­manuel Nwobu and Hon. Eu­gene Odo.

The union also called on Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to ur­gently im­ple­ment the re­port of the 2014 Na­tional Con­fer­ence or sub­ject it to a ref­er­en­dum to serve as sta­bi­liz­ing fac­tor to the cur­rent sep­a­ratist ag­i­ta­tions in the coun­try.

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