Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, former governor of Enugu State, has voiced outrage at the recent attack on schoolchildren and teachers in the South-East by unknown gunmen alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to reports, some unknown gunmen whipped some students and instructors on Wednesday for disobeying a sit-in order to protest the arrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a series of tweets on Thursday, however, the former Enugu East Senator blamed the attacks on students and teachers on tribalism and religious prejudice.
Nnamani stated that the unfortunate development occurs only in a society that praises incompetence, half knowledge, and ignorance, and that it is a sign of the downfall of Igbo civilization.
“The Decline and Fall of Igbo Civilization,” he wrote. foreign occurrences in a foreign land. How do we explain the Igbo practice of whipping schoolchildren, teachers, and mothers? Offense?
“Igbambo (Hustle), Igbo fulfilling the mythological trinity!” Only in a society where incompetence, half knowledge, and ignorance are celebrated. “Everything is shrouded in the deepest eclipse of tribalism and religious bigotry.”
The IPOB’s sit-in order has taken numerous lives, while businesses have been halted as panic grips citizens in the country’s south-eastern regions.