Killings, sit-at-home: Igbo youths suggest solution to insecurity in South-East

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By Ochogwu Sunday

A Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, has said the only solution to the security crisis rocking the region is the freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

In a statement issued on Monday, the President General of the coalition, Goodluck Ibem called on President Bola Tinubu to obey the Court of Appeal judgement which earlier ordered the release of Kanu from the Department of State Services, DSS, custody.

Ibem argued that the continuous incarceration of the IPOB leader despite court ruling was unlawful and illegal.

Affirming an assertion recently made by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima that military might cannot solve the problem in the Northeast but a non-kinetic solution, the coalition said only the release of Kanu and negotiation with agitators would quel the trouble in the South-East.

“Unless we want to engage in an endless war of attrition, there cannot be a military solution to the crisis in the South-East.

“There has to be a non-kinetic solution to the insecurity in the region as recommended by Vice-President Kashim shettima for the resolution of the crisis in the Northeast.

“We therefore call on President Tinubu to obey the Court of Appeal judgement releasing Nnamdi Kanu from DSS custody because adherence to the rule of law is panacea to peace, harmony and security in the nation”, the statement added.

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