Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has gotten a reply from Ohaneze over his comment that God is punishing Nigeria with insurgency over our sins.
Ohaneze has replied to the Sultan of Sokoto over his recent comment.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC has differed with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III for saying on Thursday, February 20, 2020, that God is using the insurgency/Boko Haram to punish Nigerians for their sins.
However, OYC reacting to the Sultan’s comment, said that the insurgency ravaging the North East is a reward of the sins committed against the Igbos 50 years ago during the civil war.
OYC position was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists on Friday, February 21, 2020, by its president-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and it is secretary-general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
“OYC insists that why insurgents are ravaging the North is based on the sins committed against Igbos 50 years ago during the BIAFRA war by mostly Northern Military leaders,” the group said.
The group maintained that Northern leaders witnessed the unfortunate killings of over two million Igbos, who are mostly children and women, adding that until the “North repents and support a Nigerian President of Igbo Stock 2023 as a medium to ask God for forgiveness, the insurgency will continue to serve punishment to them.”
OYC further insisted that God has given Igbo the solutions to heal the North and end the suffering in the region, accusing Northern politicians of benefiting hugely from the insecurity challenges in the area.
OYC said it condemns in strong terms the bill, entitled ‘National Agency for Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria’ sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam on the floor of the Senate.
The Igbo youths described the bill as a “cosmetic approach to legalized insurgency and created opportunities to waste resources.”