Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, has warned Igbos to be cautious of the techniques of members of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra IPOB whom he claims are attempting to incite one other civil battle in Nigeria.
Governor Umahi mentioned this on Sunday, November 8, when himself and different South-East governors and leaders of thought paid Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, a condolence go to over the conflict between army males and IPOB members within the Oyigbo native authorities space of the state.
The Oyigbo space of the state was positioned beneath a 24-hour curfew lately after the IPOB members clashed with the army males resulting in the demise of some residents of the world who’re predominantly igbos. Some individuals had accused the governor of inviting the army to kill the Igbos however the governor insisted that he doesn’t have the powers to ask the army and that the safety brokers got here to revive calm within the space after the IPOB members hijacked the EndSARS protest to trigger havoc within the state.
In line with an announcement launched by Governor Wike’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, Governor Umahi was quoted as saying that the South East governors have been within the state on a fact-finding mission to establish the reality behind claims the governor was killing Igbos within the state.
The assertion partly reads
“Umahi after listening to Governor Wike’s narration of the atrocious actions of IPOB in Oyigbo that culminated within the imposition of curfew in the complete Native Authorities, warned Igbos to be cautious of IPOB because the group was bent on instigating one other civil battle that can outcome within the homicide of Igbo folks”
Governor Wike instructed the delegation that Rivers will proceed to be dwelling to the Igbo, with whom he mentioned the state has an everlasting relationship with.
“Inform your folks, Rivers folks will proceed to dwell along with Igbos,” he was quoted as saying. Don’t enable your sons to let you know lies. Igbos are progressive and hardworking. There can’t be Nigeria with out Igbos. No person ought to take them as a right. However that doesn’t imply it’s essential to enable criminals to spoil your identify.
If I hate Igbos, I received’t appoint your son into my state cupboard two occasions. However it’s a must to obey guidelines. Don’t enable criminals to dictate to you.” Governor Wike