A socio-cultural group, the Yoruba Youth Assembly, have appealed to governors from the South-East geopolitical zone to sincerely unite towards taming insecurity in the region.
The yoruba youths group made this appeal in a statement on Monday in Lagos by Thomas Olarinde, its president, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The youths said the sincerity of the leaders in the South-East towards taming insecurity was important in dealing with the issue of the IPOB and the general security situation in the zone.
According to him, now is the period when the South-East governors need to come out with clean hands and openly speak against ongoing insecurity in their states.
He said, “The South-East governors should be able to talk to their people before the issue gets escalated and turns to civil war in the country.
“We have witnessed the civil war in the country once. It was a no loss, no gain for every region in the country. There is no way that a patriotic citizen of the country will pray for war in the country again.”
The group urged President Bola Tinubu to take bold and proactive steps towards curbing the excesses of the IPOB in the South-East to safeguard the lives and properties of all Nigerians living in the region.
“We cannot continue like this,” he added.
The youths also appealed to Tinubu to empower traditional institutions to give support to curb the insecurity in the country.