The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a forensic investigation into the killing of some wedding guests in Otulu, Oru Local Government Area of Imo State.
Ohanaeze said Buhari should assuage Igbos’ bitterness following the incident.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Thursday.
Isiguzoro added that it is sacrilegious for Uzodinma to cover up the killing of wedding guests in the Otulu area of the state.
The statement read in part: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide condemn the killing of wedding guests from the Otulu community in Oru East of Imo state, and the attempts by those who went awry to cover up their misdeeds without decent investigation over the killings will never escape the laws of natural justice and God’s retribution.
“Ndigbo is inquisitive in unraveling the circumstances and mystery surrounding the unfortunate killing of seven wedding guests as confirmed by the Otulu Community President General, as the identity of those killed has been identified by the community leader, Nnamdi Agbor, if the issues are not properly handled by Federal Government it might lead to the total breakdown of law and order in the southeast, this carnage should not be allowed to be swept under the carpet, as there were reckless endeavours to cover up the issues with the aid of security reports to confuse Nigerians.
“Ndigbo calls for a forensic investigation (led by the Federal Government) into the killings of the Otulu wedding guests from Oru East of Imo State and President Buhari’s intervention is expected to help in assuaging the bitterness of Ndigbo over the tragic incident.”