Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has disclosed that the main reason Igbo leaders are not coming out to speak against Nnamdi Kanu is because they do not want to incur the wrath of their youths.
The Federal lawmaker who was filling questions from BBC Hausa stated that many of the South East elders are not in support of Nnamdi Kanu and his agenda, but they are only trying to be on the safe side.
According to him, the leaders are trying to avoid losing their kids if they come out to say there minds.
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” A lot of people are scared, you say and tomorrow go and get your child killed. ” he said.
Okorocha also blame lack of employment for being responsible for security challenges in the region.
” Most of the people who do this thing when you look at them you don’ t say they have a profession, they are not considered as a threat. ” said the Senator.
However, he acknowledged that President Buhari had failed to follow up on his appointees- ” not going backwards and see how they are working, working between themselves and God or playing games” .
He explained that most of the youths who are causing the crisis are struggling with the lack of basic amenities as well.
He said calls by some parts of the country for IPOB to be allowed to secede from Nigeria were impossible due to the dispersal of Igbos in Nigeria.
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Okorocha therefore urged the government to make use of the monarchs to address sectarian tensions in the south- eastern part of the country.
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