Ohaneze condemns treason charge on MASSOB members
South-East group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has expressed dissatisfaction with the plan of the Federal Government to try some members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, for treason.
The group condemned the plan and asked government for a rethink immediately.
The Supreme Court recently okayed the treason trial of MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike and six other members of the group.
In a communique after a meeting of its inner caucus, 'Imeobi', Ohaneze called on the federal government to drop the charges.
Besides, Ohaneze wants compensations for victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North.
The communique read in part, 'Imeobi finds no justifiable reason to charge members of MASSOB to court for treason when they have done no harm to any Nigerian while those that kill and maim fellow Nigerians and have declared an open war against the nation and its unity and interests are allowed to walk around unmolested.
'Imeobi urges the Federal Government to drop its court case on the MASSOB.
'Imeobi insists that compensation be paid to families of the victims of the senseless killings in the North. There can be no question of amnesty to Boko Haram while cognizance is not given to the victims of their atrocities'.
The communique which was co-signed by Chief Gary N. Enwo and Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, Ohaneze President-General and the Secretary-General, respectively also noted with concern the continued menace of Fulani Herdsmen in the South-East.
It mandated its National Executive Council to take appropriate action and walk with security organs and South-East governments to safeguard the interest of Ndigbo.
'Imeobi supports the action of the federal government with respect to the declaration of state of emergency in three Northern States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. It urges the federal government to leave no stone unturned in restoring law and order to the affected states and Nigeria as a whole', the group affirmed.