Buhari: Tougher times coming for South East; ‘we will organise Army and police to pursue them’




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Muhammadu Buhari

ABUJA – Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday morning, promised the South East following the self-determination in the region.

The region is already under siege following heavy joint-security operations going on there with the attendant killings and impediments socio-economic activities.

The in a rare, recorded interview on Arise TV’s breakfast programme said the Biafra agitators especially the Indigenous Biafra (IPOB) did not know what they were plunging into.

Buhari said that the were scattered everywhere in and should not be making trouble.

He pointed out that he took particular interest in statements credited South South elders and youths that the South East was , stressing that this time around, the government would not allow them any access the outside world by sea.

On inclusion from the South East in the national security hierarchy, the President said that they have grow through the ranks, noting that “you don’t somebody join, you have join and pass through the rigmarole” of getting to the top.

Also, in other areas of appointments including the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the President urged the people of the southeast to join the and grow through the ranks.

He said: “The elderly people if the South South said that this time around, the South East will not have access to the sea. I am sure you will understand what they mean. Again the youths made the same statement. So, that IPOB is just like a in a cycle, if they must secede, you must have access to where you are. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses, having property, I think that IPOB doesn’t know what they are talking about.

“In any case, we said we will talk to them in the language they will understand. We will organise the police and the army to pursue them, that’s what we can do and we will do it.” (Daily Sun)