Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has advised Igbo youths against heeding to the recent recruitment call by the Nigerian Army.
The President of the organization, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro made the call in a press release issued late Thursday.
He frowned at the recruitment call as it was made basically for the war against Boko Haram in North East of Nigeria.
Read the Press Release in full below:
Army’s recruitment of Nigerian Youths to end Insurgency: Igbo Youths will never be sacrificed again for the North…. Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide recieved the recent pronouncement of Nigerian Army Recruitment exercise through, Brig Gen Emmanuel Akpan, Director of Army Recruitment Resettlement and Reserves of Nigerian Army,” that Army is willing to recruit Nigerian Youths for the only purpose of defeating Boko Haram insurgents in the North East” as a good development but such recruitment should be reserved only for Northern Youths as Igbo Youths are not comfortable with such Recruitment.
We are suspicious and Queries about the rationale behind Such pronouncement for Such obnoxious recruitment in the South East, rather in the North or South West, and Such recruitment is a death verdict and Penalty for any intending Youth waiting to be recruited solely for North East insurgents.
OYC insists that Operations Shege Ka Fassa, Civilian JTF, repented Boko Haram insurgents,Miyetti Allah and Arewa Youths should be recruited massively and if the intention was targeted on Igbo youths, by choosing South East as the venue to Announce the recruitment exercise, such agenda is dead on arrival as Igbo Youths are only available for Agricultural and economic recruitment.