by Millicent Eweh
The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Professor George A. Obiozor has appealed to the Nigerian Army to be humane and compassionate in their relationship with commuters and people of the South East of Nigeria.
He made the remarks when the General officer Commanding (GOC )the 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Major General T.A Lagbaja paid him a courtesy visit at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, GRA, Enugu on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Before the meeting began, the President General requested for a minute of silence in honour of two deceased First Ladies of the South East, namely Chief Mrs.Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi and Chief Mrs. Adanma Okpara, wives of the former military Head of State. Major General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi and Rt. Hon. Dr. Michael I. Okpara, the former Premier of the defunct Eastern Region, respectively.
The President General appreciates having constant consultations with the GOC on the security situation in the South East zone and emphasized the necessity to create conditions and environment to reduce tension and feeling of insecurity in the zone.
Also the President General informed the GOC of the various complaints by commuters on the roads in the South East zone over Army check points. He therefore appealed to the GOC to kindly look into these complaints.
In response the GOC, Major General T.A Lagbaja promised to look into the complaints including the issue of demanding that commuters come out of their vehicles and raise their hands while crossing the checkpoints.
The meeting also resolved on constant consultations.