Coalition of Igbo Groups namely, World Igbo Youth Congress, Southeast Women Professionals and Igbo Students Union had asked the Seven Man Igbo Panel of Inquiry set up Independently by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Monday 24th August 2020 to investigate the gruesome incident that claimed the lives of 21 Igbo Youths on the side of Dss and Ipob at Emene Enugu on 23rd August 2020,not to bow to the pressures to quit the ongoing independent investigations by some highly organised syndicate of Igbo leaders and Groups who had been indicted in Preliminary reports as the proximate cause of Enugu Killings.
In a Statement signed by the spokesman of the Coalition of Igbo Groups, Mazi Alex Okemiri said the Committee led by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike as Chairman and Dr Mrs Helen Ogbonnaya as Secretary, including himself (Alex Okemiri) and others, are Under Pressure from Some highly respected Igbo leaders to bury the shocking Findings and Preliminary report of the Panel of Inquiry that had indicted behind the scene activities of a Former Governor,Senator, Some Members of Igbo Socio Cultural Organisations,former Minister and Members of a political Party.
Coalition after briefing Igbo Elders Council on Friday 28th August 2020 on the facts and details of the possible proximate causes and build up events that led to the Enugu Massacre on the Sunday 23rd August2020, there was pressures from different groups and Igbo Politicians to disband the Panel members, one of the ploys to divert public attention from the incident was the recent resignation of a member of Southeast Security Committee, which was a Well drafted script of the Syndicate to cover their tracks.
We appeal to the Igbo people to Pressurize the Panel Members to desist from attending any meeting scheduled to hold on Monday 31th August 2020 in Imo State, possibly Where they will to kill the preliminary reports and disband the Panel of Inquiry members.
The Chairman of the Panel of Inquiry, and the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide insists that the Committee will surely make the reports to the public immediately they Conclude the report by second week of September 2020,and no amount of threats or intimidation or pressure can kill the official report.
We are in a Salvage Mission and those indicted must be exposed and no force on earth will stop the World from knowing the truth of what led to the build up of the pre activities of those indicted, Who portrayed themselves as saints before the public.
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.