Northern elders make case for inclusion of S/East among Service Chiefs

Some Northern elders, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review his recent appointment of Service Chiefs for the country to include the South-East geo-political zone.

The group made the call in a statement issued on Thursday by its National Coordinator, Zana Goni.

While appealing for calm, the group said they would mount pressure on the President to include an Igbo person in the security architecture.

The Northern elders also noted that it found that the Igbos have senior and very qualified military officers in the Navy, Army, and Air force who are serving faithfully in their various capacities.

They further queried: “What is their sin? We have seen how the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and several Igbo groups are fighting the criminal son, Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), on a daily basis because they believe and act one Nigeria”.

“We appeal to Mr. President to have retrospection over his latest appointments and do the needful”, the group said

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