Igbos In Kano Disowns Pro Biafra


The Igbo pan socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kano state chapter on Thursday distanced itself from anything that has to do with activities of those agitating for the actualization of Biafra, saying such calls are nothing but a distraction from the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
They called on government to quickly take serious measures that will deal ruthlessly with anybody found behind such moves.
While condemning vehemently the recent development which led to the destruction of a Mosque set ablaze and the vandalization of some vehicles at Sokoto Road in Onitsha Anambra state, they noted that anybody that is involved in such acts should be punished.
The President of Ohanaeze Kano chapter Chief Chris Chukwubuzor Azuka said in a statement, the Igbos in Kano are not in any way in support of what is happening with regards to the agitation of Biafra.
He said the move is purely political engineered by some corrupt politicians to disrupt the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria and that those who are matching on the streets are nothing but criminals and enemies of the state and should be dealt with in accordance to the rule of law.
He reminds the Igbos in the Eastern part of Nigeria that they must realise the fact that Igbos are scattered throughout this great Nation conducting legitimate businesses and living peacefully with their host communities that any wrong move taken over there like the attack on a place of worship and attacks on strangers or their properties could lead to reprisal attacks on the Igbos living in other states consequently degenerate into great crisis in the whole country.
He called on the traditional rulers, state governments and the Federal government at large to arrest the situation while it could still be tackled before it leads the Nation into chaos as the problem of insecurity experienced in the country is enough.
Nigeria cannot afford to allow nuisance and people with criminal or questionable characters destroy the fragile peace enjoyed in the country. He advised all Igbos in Kano to be law abiding at all times