The pan-Igbo cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said the killing of members of MASSOB and IPOB must never again, occur in the South East.
The Igbo group has also urged the Federal Government and the Anambra State government to set up an investigative panel to determine what happened on Monday, May 30.
A statement was on Wednesday, released to this effect by the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nworgu.
“What level of provocation will warrant the firing of tear gas, without first calling on a crowd to disperse? The tear gas was followed by a salvo of gunfire with live-bullets.”
“All Nigerians and indeed all people who like humanity must condemn in its entirety this heinous display of brutality. This is everything except gallantry.”
“The two organizations are sworn believers in non-violence. They say, and we believe them that they were totally unarmed at the time of the onslaughts.”
“The Igbo nation is outraged and condemns these killings in strongest terms. Such never happens whether under the military dictatorship or democracy. Ndigbo are known democrats from time immemorial. We believe in competition. We are not a violent people.”
“We are unhappy with the continued bloodletting visited on our people and want such nefarious events to cease forthwith.”