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Sit-at-Home: Enugu’s Mbah mulls dragging enforcers to ICC, as Ohaneze says Ekpa tool to destabilise SE, use Biafra, Kanu to enrich self

Sit-at-Home: Enugu’s Mbah mulls dragging enforcers to ICC, as Ohaneze says Ekpa tool to destabilise SE, use Biafra, Kanu to enrich self


…We won’t take orders from Murderers, Rogues, Gov. Mbah fumes

…Urges combined action against scaremongering, fake news


…Says sit-at-home enforcers not after Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom

Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, has declared that the state was wining the war against sit-a-at-home enforcers and would never take orders from people he described as murderers and enemies of Igbo land.

Mbah said there was no way Enugu could become the premier destination for investment, living, and tourism or its economy grown from $4.4 billion to $30 billion when the people were still talking about or taking orders from faceless persons outside our state, insisting “we cannot be defeated by evil and we must not allow that to happen”.


The governor urged concerted efforts by the media community and Enugu people against scaremongering and fake news, which he described as the latest resort by the sit-at-home promoters, having lost their capacity to inflict havoc on lives and property as was previously the case due to reenergised security measures applied by the government and security agencies since the ban on Monday sit-at-home in the state.

Mbah spoke during his maiden media chat with Enugu-based newsmen and media executives at the Government House, Enugu, at the weekend.

The governor urged the newsmen to be professional in their duty by seizing the opportunity presented by investigative and modern journalism to fact-check and verify the authenticity of information before feeding them to the public.

“The truth is that we have won the actual war against sit-at-home enforcers and murderers out to destroy Enugu State and Igboland. We have unleashed the security resources on them and they have been thoroughly defeated and discomfited.


“Because they no longer have the capacity to unleash terror on lives and property of Ndi Enugu, that is why they have now resorted to scaremongering, peddling of fake news, and all manner of dramas to instil fear in our people and control their minds and actions.

“We practice democracy. We can never allow murderers and terrorists to dictate to us. We must not allow those who do not have the mandate of the people dictate for us how to live our lives; when to go out; when to close our businesses and when to sit at home.

“What we are facing now are media terrorists using the social media to instigate fear and peddle fake news. We must not allow them to succeed. It is totally unacceptable. Nobody can make you inferior without your consent. These hoodlums are very few compared to our numbers. We cannot be taking instructions from hooligans.


“We must not allow those without our mandate tell us how to live our lives. We have a duty to ensure that we flush them out in all directions. They have no stake in the affairs of our state.

“It is, therefore, our responsibility to re-orientate our people to start coming out and going about their normal businesses. We have a duty to kill fake news and counter it with our superior pen and media.

“Therefore, as we are leaving here, we must begin to tell our people the right thing; that nobody can make them inferior without their consent; that we can’t be cowed by the cowardly acts of a few people,” the governor declared.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mbah urged the people not to be deceived by those who use the name of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a cover for their criminalities, noting that Mazi Kanu had since expressed his displeasure at the enforcement of sit-at-home and consequent havocs on Igbo land.

Mbah said the state was equally exploring the option of dragging both the instigators and enforcers of violence and illegal sit-at-home order in the State before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to answer to the crimes against humanity, noting that in the 21st Century, nobody should be allowed to stay in one part of the world to enjoy life while causing deaths and pains in other parts.

“As media people, it is important you educate our people for them to know that these sit-at-home enforcers are not after Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s welfare or freedom. We must be able to separate the two.

“Ndigbo are on one page in demanding for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. I have also seen the President over this matter. Other Igbo leaders have made the same demand and we are not relenting.

“However, the so-called sit-at-home enforcers are mere criminals and our people must face them frontally”

The governor also disclosed that technology had already been deployed to guarantee safety of residents, saying there were no longer hideouts for criminals in the state.

While responding, members of the media community lauded the efforts of the government in stamping out insecurity, offering suggestions on how to bring lasting peace and security to the state.

They expressed their readiness to collaborate with and support the government to achieve its plans for the people, promising that they would play pivotal role to ensure the people return back to work through their reports.

Ekpa Bought Over to Destabilise Igboland, Uses Biafra, Kanu to Enrich Self – Ohanaeze

…Accuses Finland of ‘complicity’

Meanwhile, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused the self-styled separatist, Simon Ekpa, of playing the script of enemies of Igboland, having allegedly collected huge sums of money to destabilise the region and undermine its progress.

Ohanaeze accused Finland-based Ekpa of using the pro-Biafra struggle and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s name to enrich himself at the expense of the lives, property, and wellbeing of Ndigbo.

It wondered why Finland has continued to harbour and allow Ekpa to use the European nation as a launchpad for what it described as deadly sit-at-home campaigns and destructive incitements.

These were contained in a statement issued by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in Enugu on Sunday.

The group described Ekpa’s sit-at-home orders as part of a deal to destroy the economy and social life of the South East.

“We want to make it abundantly clear to Ndigbo, Nigerians, and the international community that Simon Ekpa is not fighting the cause of Biafra or the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“On the contrary, he has since sold all of us to our enemies, who are bent on destroying us economically, politically, and socially.

“He is also actively working against Kanu’s release in order to continue making money. He knows that the Federal Government will likely continue to detain Kanu so long as Igboland is restive”.

Okwu added, “In the same vein, because South East’s loss is the gain of other parts of the country in a federal arrangement, it is obvious that Ekpa is being sponsored and encouraged by forces within and outside to destroy and hold the region down.

“We are already witnessing a high loss of investments and the migration of existing businesses to other parts of Nigeria”.

Ohanaeze also called out the government of Finland for alleged complicity in the bloodletting and havoc in the South East region.

“We put it to the Government of Finland that it cannot count itself innocent of all the atrocities and the killings by enforcers of Ekpa’s insane sit-at-homes in our otherwise peaceful region.

“We cannot stop wondering why such a European society renowned for its value for human life continues to harbour Ekpa and also allow him to freely incite disaster and direct wanton destruction of lives and property in Igboland from their nation. Will Finland also treat him with kid gloves should his utterance or action lead to the death of a single Finnish?” Okwu queried.

The apex body commended Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State for the ban on Monday sit-at-home, which it said had already been abolished by all genuine pro-Biafra groups.

It also threw its weight behind the Enugu State Government’s decision to explore the International Criminal Court (ICC) option in ensuring that those behind the crimes against humanity in the state paid for their sins.

“We stand with the Enugu State Government’s position that nobody should be allowed to enjoy life and educate his children in another nation while causing deaths and destruction in another part of the world”, Mazi Okwu concluded.


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