- Some Igbo students have commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his plans and management of security issues in the South-East region
- The students under the aegis of Ohanaeze Students Forum (OSF) said Buhari's deployment of security operatives in the region
Some Igbo students have commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his plans and management of security issues in the South-East region.
The students under the aegis of Ohanaeze Students Forum (OSF) said Buhari's deployment of security operatives in the region.
The group said since the deployment, there has been restoration of peace and an end to activities of Kidnappers in the region.
OSF after a meeting with the Senate section of the body in Akwa also hailed the Nigerian army for maintaining good relation with the civilian community.
In a communique signed and released at the end of the meeting by Chukwuemeka Olisa, the group also passed a vote of confidence on the Nigerian army board of inquiry over alleged human rights abuses against the institution.
The group also condemned various crisis created by recent the activities of misguided elements within the region.
Olisa said such efforts have succeeded in portraying the South-East as a war zone.
"The joint session wish to unequivocally disown the activities of our brothers that have constituted themselves into separatists in the south-east in order to create this ill feeling between of suspicious between us and other people that make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
"The decision to disown them stems from observation that those championing this separatist agenda are not involved in productive enterprise – they have not invested themselves in education, learning useful trade or seeking productive employment but are rather using the so called struggle to extort political office holders that usually call them for negotiations.
The session further resolved that these characters should be treated as rogues and their demands discountenanced as persons that do not mean well for the country or for the Igbo nation," the communique stated.
The students also agreed that a delegation of 5,000 students will be drawn from the five south eastern states to hold a solidarity march to the Presidential villa and the UN House in Abuja.
The march will be focused on delivering an 'undiluted' undiluted binding position and to serve as ambassadors of one United Nigeria across the various institutions and campuses across the south-east.
OSF said the march will also bring an end to, "the needless noise of a Biafra Republic that exists only in the imagination of jobless people in the south-east and their partners in crime."
"That we therefore condemn in the strongest terms possible any attempt to prematurely derail the work of the committee and demand that everyone must resist making prejudicial comments or utterances as far as the board of inquiry is concerned.