The group made the demand at a solidarity rally in Abuja on Sunday to show their support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the security services for their recent victories in the country’s security operations.
Mr Emeka Okpara, the Group’s National Coordinator, expressed worry among Igbo citizens that certain persons had taken up arms against established authority, resulting in the deaths and property damage of several innocent citizens.
“It would be recalled that the leader of the proscribed IPOB, Kanu, who was standing trial on several charges, including treason, jumped bail, but was re-arrested recently.
“We all remember how one individual could order from abroad attacks on government formations, killing hundreds of innocent people. IPOB caused the death of hundreds of people in the southeast region.
“The only way government can console Nigerians is to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“Now, with the arrest of Kanu, appropriate charges of mass murder should be pressed immediately. It is the prosecution of these alleged criminals that would give credence to our sovereignty and restore the confidence of the masses,” Okpara said.
According to him, the activities of IPOB was giving innocent Igbos a bad name and endangering their livelihoods in other parts of the nation.
Okpara said the Department of State Security Service had, by these successes, lived up to their constitutional role of defending the nation and urged that all those arrested be brought to justice.
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