Ohaneze Ndigbo has declared that the people of the South East are no longer comfortable being part of Nigeria due to their perceived marginalisation by the present Federal Government.
Addressing Igbo leaders during an interactive forum in Lagos, the President-General of the socio-political Igbo organisation, Nnia Nwodo, lamented that nobody from the South East was heading any security agency in the country.
Nwodo claimed that the Federal Government does not trust Igbo to the extent of appointing any of them to head any of the security agencies or the paramilitary bodies.
According to Nwodo, “We don’t feel that we are part of this country. The statement I made earlier was not my thinking alone. Every part of that statement was scrutinised line by line by members of the Ohanaeze executive and we agreed this was the situation before it was issued.
“How can we be comfortable in a country where no Igbo man is heading any of the security services in this country? Not the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Customs Service (NCS), Immigrations, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), State Security Services (SSS), Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“The impression we have been given is that we are not trusted enough to be put as the head of any security agency.