Abuja - The Igbo Welfare Association (IWA), a socio-cultural association for indigenes of the five South Eastern states, has lamented that Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Igbos.
The group also complained that the ethnic group had loss property worth millions of Naira to the crisis which started in 2009 and appears to have has no ending in sight.
The President General of the Association in Borno State, Maclaw Nwaogu, made this disclosure while delivering his speech at the inauguration of the new executives and award ceremony of the association during the weekend in Maiduguri.
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Nwaogu appealed to Governor Kashim Shettima to look into the plight of widows and orphans of the Ndigbo and other non indigenes some of whom have had to migrate out of the state but are still suffering destitution as a result of the loss of their breadwinners to the Boko Haram insurgency.
“We are appealing to your government to help us remedy the situation.”
He also called on the governor to fulfill his promise of renovating the association hall which was vandalized at the peak of the insurgency.
“In addition we remain very appreciative when in your early tenure you offered us free transport in a season like this. Shortly after that is like the security challenges affected that gesture. However, with the cream of new Igbo leadership we call on you to remember our numerous members who want to travel home to spend this year Christmas,” he said.
- CAJ News