The Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex sociocultural organization of the Igbo people, has responded to a recent video by Aisha Yesufu, alledging threats to the safety of the Honourable Minister for Transportation, RT. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi. The Ohaneze noted that Aisha was apparently speaking on behalf of the Boko Haram sect, by stating that an attack on the Minister was imminent.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a statement signed by its National secretary, Uche Okwukwu, said: “Our attention has been drawn to video posted on Instagram by Ms. Aisha Yesufu, in which she, apparently speaking on behalf of Boko Haram told the world that the Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is not safe.”
The group noted that the choice of Yesufu’s words were threat to the safety of Amaechi. “Ordinarily, we would have overlooked the video as mere unfortunate rantings, but the choice of words in the video, and her obvious confidence that Rt. Hon. Amaechi will be in harms way, soon enough, is not only worrisome but deserving of a security alert.
Worse still is the very sudden death of the Chief detail to the honourable minister, less that 48 hours after the video went into circumstances,” the statement further stated.
The group further stressed that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, is a known peace loving Nigerian leader who contributed innemcely to safety of the lives and properties of the Rivers state people, as Governor, and as assisted security operatives, in his capacity as Minister. “It is on record that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, during his tenure as Rivers State Governor, restored peace and security to the state. This testifies that he values security of lives and property. His contributions as Minister for transportation, in the railway sector, has also helped security agents in efforts to rid the country, especially, the north of insurgency,” the Ohanaeze said.
“We therefore call on security agents to rise to the occasion and get to the root of this video, which to us, is Aisha Yesufu’s privileged information of what a plan in the pipeline,” the group added.