Easterners have the Right to Agitate, Troops Should be Withdrawn from the Region- Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu, the renowned Actress and Musician, has called on the Federal Government to withdraw troops from the East.

Onyeka, who is also a human rights activist was speaking at a conference organised by the Credible Igbo Women Initiative, CIWI, in Lagos when he made the plea.

He begged the Federal Government to have a sit-down with those asking for a Biafra State.

She said, “Something dreadful is happening in South East right now. I happened to come from Imo state and I know what people are passing through there. Please, Federal Government should stop the killings.”

She noted that people have the right to agitate.

“Some people want to agitate for referendum, it is their right. Some people want to cry out that they are being marginalized, it is their right. Listen to them. You may not agree with them, but they have the right to speak.”

“We are begging, we are asking, please let us sit down and talk about what is going on. Let’s call our people who are agitating, who are not happy with the situation and talk to them. Nigerian government let’s talk. Pull out the troops from Igboland,” she stated.

I also want to use this opportunity to reach out to our young people to embrace dialogue. Please, come let’s talk. We will stand for the right of Igbo people,” Onwenu pleaded


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