By Ejike Ikezuagu.
The Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ndubuisi Obi has banned singing of Nigeria National Anthem and hoisting of the country’s flag in all the Anglican churches in Nnewi Diocese, Anambra state.
According to the Bishop, he imposed the ban because of President Muhammandu Buhari’s failure to provide adequate security in the country. He said, the country is absolutely dysfunctional with rising spate of insecurity and corruption.
Bishop Ndubuisi Obi, a strong advocate of freedom and restructuring of Nigeria, last Thursday, July 8th said, “There is no leadership in Nigeria, the country has become a ship with no captain. Nigeria has become more divided in President Buhari’s administration”.
He said, “President Buhari has failed woefully, in every part of Nigeria, there is agitation for session or injustice on the people”. He maintained that President Buhari has redefined the concept of leadership in Nigeria.
He said, “If you look at the pattern of appointment, a part of Nigeria is always favoured in appointment, what our President runs in Nigeria is government of the Fulani by the Fulani and for the Fulanis.
According to him, he said, “People are no longer comfortable being in Nigeria, and the worst of it all is that you cannot even protest or talk against the government, everybody is afraid.”
He expressed concern on the citizens on how the security agencies are maltreating the people, especially the Nigerian army deployed in the east that have subjected the people of the east to all sorts of ill-treatment. He queried why they have not been deployed in the North where school children are being kidnapped almost daily.
In a recent video by the Bishop shared on social media asking Igbo people to protect their own. He requested Igbo people to support, defend and protect Nnamdi Kalu as their own. He used bible quotation to back his claims. He said, it is right to protect your own.
In Owerri, Imo state, Ogene Ndigbo Newspaper learnt that Nigeria security agents are arresting people, especially the youths and dumping them in police custody for no just cause. A victim of the police brutality in Owerri, Okechukwu Nze narrated his ordeal with the police to OgeneNews last weekend. He said,
“I was stopped, very close to Fireservice, after providing my vehicle’s license, the officers requested money from me, and I should go and make some withdrawal. They demanded N500, 000 naira. I bargained to give them N200, 000 naira, because I was afraid of being shot, coupled with the time, it was around 8pm. They refused and eventually took me to the police station, till the next morning. They took away my phone from me. I was fortunate to be located by my brothers who were looking for me in all the police station in Owerri, if not, I do not know what would have been my fate”. “There are a lot of innocent youths in the police custody in Owerri who up till this moment do not know their fate” he said.
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