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Insecurity in South East Nigeria: 'The cause of the Biafran war has started again' - Joe Igbokwe

Joe Igbokwe, a leading figure in the All Progressives Congress, has lamented that the events of 1966 that led to the Biafran war have resurfaced.

Igbokwe made the remarks in an interview with BBC Igbo on Wednesday.

The topic of discussion was a review of the decisions taken by the governors of Western Nigeria at their meeting in Delta State on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Joe Igbokwe, a senior Lagos state government official, condemned the killing of police and security personnel like chickens in Igbo land. He blamed a similar incident in 1966 on the Nigerian-Biafran war.

Igbokwe said, "We know who kills the police in Igbo land. It is our people who do it. I have written two books about the Biafran war, I know what I am talking about. A lot of people didn't want to talk because of fear. This is how it happened at the time."

Speaking on security in Nigeria, Igbokwe said that as of now in Nigeria, the State Governor has no authority to tell the police chief what to do in his State. Igbokwe said that the police obtained permits in Abuja before acting in any State.

"Nigeria is huge, it is more than what one person in Abuja can say will happen.The police force needs to be restructured so that every state has its own."

"If the Nigeria Police Force is divided so that each region has its own police force, the issue of insecurity will be completely eradicated", Igbokwe said.

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