A comment made by COSEYL President General, Hon. Goodluck Ibem and Secretary General, Comrade Kanice has warned that the Federal Government to quickly pull out troops sent to the region.
COSEYL claimed that the soldiers were extrajudicialy murdering young people.
The youth leader alleged that a first-year law student of the Imo State University (IMSU), Divine Nwaneri, was killed by soldiers around the Imo State Governor’s Office.
They further affirmed that a 39-year-old Owerri businessman, Mr. Noel Chigbu, fell victim to the soldiers on Friday, April 30, 2021. He was shot by soldiers at Amakohia juction, for supposedly “violating their checkpoint rule”
COSEYL requested that the military distinguish and handover the soldiers engaged with the unlawful killings to the police for prosecution.
They likewise blamed soldiers for murdering unarmed agitators while pampering Boko Haram terrorist, taking note of that it was a reasonable declaration that Ndigbo have been set apart for elimination by the Nigerian military.
The youths leader consequently forewarned the Federal Government against inciting Igbo youths.
Nonetheless, Imo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Cyprian O. C. Akaolisa, while a visitor on a telephone in program on Hot 99.5 FM radio broadcast, Owerri, revealed that the soldiers associated with the occurrences have been captured, detained and are currently facing orderly room trial at the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze.
He said when the Army is finished with their examinations, the soldiers will be given over to the Police who will research further and forward their discoveries to his office for possible prosecution.
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