Igbo group wants Army to leave South East

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The Igbo National Council, INC, has given the Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Turkur Yusuf Buratai, 21 days to withdraw his men from the Southeast region.
The Council gave the ultimatum in a statement issued by the Council by the National President, Comrade Chilos Godsent.
The statement noted that the Council will sue the Nigeria Army at the International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the Southeast region should Buratai fail to withdraw his men.
“In view of the above, the Igbo National Council, INC, has analysed the state of the Southeast and the Nigerian state and hereby state the following”, the statement said.
“The Nigeria state is not at war with the people of South-East Nigeria, and therefore wish to call on the president and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces.
“The leadership of the National Assembly to mandate the Minister of Defence staff, Chief of Army Staff, to immediately withdraw the military arbitrarily deployed to Southeast to murder innocent civilians.
“If this is not adhered to within 21 days (21) the Igbo National Council, INC, will petition and also sue the Nigeria Army and the Federal government, to International Criminal Court, ICC, for genocide against the armless people of the southeast Nigeria,” the statement added.
 

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