Chief Dan Ulasi has berated Governors across the five Eastern States for directing unprotected citizens to ignore sit-at-home in South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The elder statesman said while well placed individuals and politicians who parade armed security agents, while helpless citizens have become victims of violent attacks by miscreants enforcing the orders across Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu States in the region.
Sit-at-home order has become a ploy by some members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to putting pressure on the Nigerian government to release its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The IPOB leader has being in the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) custody where is standing trial for alleged treasonable felony and terrorism he was rearrested and Nigeria.
Ulasi who spoke on African Independent Television (AIT) Kakaki breakfast programme on Wednesday, recommended to Governors in the region to adopt ‘a common procedure and resolve the problems.
According to him, “Citizens are afraid once two or three persons killed here and there, nobody would want to be victim of the next attack. Why should you tell citizens to go to work and you are moving with 40-50 mobile police and Air Force personnel?
“All our Legislators now move in a convoy of bullet proof cars and armed vehicles, comprising Police and Army and you are telling the common man to go to work?.
“So, the Governors must sit down and show how we can implement that process in the five States, especially in the Rural Areas where there are no protection for the common people. These are the places they (hoodlums) go and shoot our people”, Ulasi alleged.
Recall that Ulasi visited Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader where he alleged that Kanu distanced himself from the violence, killings and and sit-at-home usually observed on Mondays in the hot bed region.
Editor’s Note: Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of Anambra State with Nnamdi Kanu photographed during a visit by the former to the later in DSS custody, appeared as featured image to illustrate this report.