Fear of Reprisal Attacks Against Igbos In The North After ESN Allegedly Killed Northern Traders, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Reach Out To Arewa Groups.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had described it as” madness” the sponsored massacre at Ebonyi state and alleged killings of Northern traders in Imo State Suspected to be members of ESN.
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This was contained in a press release made available to Ejes Gist Nigeria signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
According to Ohanaeze Ndigbo, “there’s no amount of provocative actions sponsored by ” Enemies “against the East and North that will pitch the two regions into escalating tensions and war between them again since after 1970 War.
The shreds of evidence show that there is fear ” amongst both Northern communities residing in the East likewise the Igbos staying in the North “, and urgent steps must be taken to prevent further reprisal attacks both in the North and East immediately.
“With the mutual respect and understanding, the Chidi ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, had waded into the crisis and call for a ceasefire,”
We are in touch with various prominent leaders and groups in the North especially the Arewa Chieftains and the Arewa Youths on the alleged attacks on Northern traders and we sympathize with them, investigations are still on and we give assurances to Northern leaders that” no Northerner doing genuine business will be molested again”.
We equally assure Igbos in the North to be calm as we will ensure that their security is protected and guaranteed.
We sue for peace both in the North and East.