The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Nd’ Igbo, has lauded the South West governors for initiating and implementing the take-off of Western Nigeria Secuirty Network, also known as Amotekun in the region.
President of the group Ohaneze, Chief John Nwodo, gave the commendation while expressing his views on the development.
Nwodo said the South West governors have taken a bold step to safeguard their people from the invading onslaught of the Fulani herdsmen who have taken over the southern part of the country, bringing untold hardship on the people.
He also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of maintaining double standard in the closure of the country’s borders.
According to him, whilst the President acted against the protocol that binds the West African states, he has opened the same routes for the herdsmen who have proved to be a threat to the nation.
His words: “The pronouncement of our President in violation of AU and ECOWAS Protocols as well as our immigration laws opening up our borders to Fulanis is a clear declaration of war.
“The same Fulanis fighting us in the North East and killing our farmers in the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria have been allowed to come into Nigeria uninhibited and turn all our forests into a battleground and establish Ruga empires.
“The South West governors must be commended for waking up to a clear and existing threat to our sovereignty.
“I wonder why statesmen like Gen Gowon should keep quiet at a time like this.
“Our country is under siege and utterances from some Northern governors that any Fulani anywhere is a Nigerian is treasonable. We must be vigilant.”