Ohanaeze Ndigbo laments militarization of Igboland

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By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—THE President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has lamented what he called militarization of Igboland which is dotted with military and police check-points.

According to Nwodo, the check-points are not just check-points but tollgates where commercial drivers are extorted on daily basis.

Nnia Nwodo

The new Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader spoke this weekend, at the Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, while addressing a meeting of Igbo leaders and elders  at  a post summit meeting organized by World Igbo Summit Group.

He said he has travelled to Lagos and Abuja and did not see such militarization, noting that from Enugu to Onitsha, he counted up to 17 check-points with the attendant extortion from the drivers.

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