In a message published on his official Twitter profile on July 13, 2023, Peter Obi claimed that an unidentified criminal organisation, not the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the sit-at-home orders in the Southeast area.
He also praised the governors of the region’s south-east for their efforts to minimise crime, and he advocated for more strategic and intelligence-driven ways to lessen the suffering of the populace.
However, the former governor of Anmabra state described insecurity in other regions of the country, especially in the Northcentral, as “mindless bloodletting.”
He saw the constant killings and destruction brought on by unidentified gunmen suspected to be members of IPOB as merely “continued disruption of business and social activities in the South East.”
Part of statement reads: “The violent attacks in the North Central states of Benue and Plateau lately took a new twist with high records of kidnapping, arson, and loss of human lives. According to the 1st Quarter Mass Atrocities Casualty Tracking Report, over 1230 Nigerians were killed.
“What is going on in the South East therefore is essentially a criminal activity that must be nipped in the bud, with all hands being on deck, security agencies, and the people alike.
See his post below;
Also, urgent steps should be taken consciously and intentionally to ameliorate the hardship of the people. -PO
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) July 13, 2023