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"Withdraw Nigerian troops and engage in dialogue with secessionist agitators," Onwenu advises Buhari

Onyeka Onwenu, a human rights activist and former Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development, called on President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday to withdraw Nigerian troops from the south-east and engage in dialogue with secessionist agitators in the region.

The request was made in response to public outrage over alleged extrajudicial killings of Igbo youths by security personnel.

Onwenu, who spoke at a press conference in Lagos organized by the Credible Igbo Women Initiative, CIWI, expressed concern about the indiscriminate killings in Igboland.

“We come here with one goal in mind: peace, love, and equity,” she said. Something terrible is going on in the south-east right now. I happen to be from Imo state, so I know what people go through there. Please, the federal government, put a stop to the killings.

Some people wish to campaign for a referendum; this is their right. Some people have the right to scream that they are being marginalized. Pay attention to what they say. You may not agree with them, but they have the right to express themselves. We're pleading, we're pleading, let's sit down and talk about what's going on.

Call our people who are agitated and dissatisfied with the situation and talk to them. Let's talk, Nigerian government. Get the troops out of Igboland.

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Lagos Muhammadu Buhari National Centre for Women Development Nigerian Onyeka Onwenu

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