Saturday, 16 September 2017

Igbo community in Kano: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB are on their own

The Igbo community in Kano state has dissociated itself from the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Reacting to the IPOB crisis in the south-east in a news conference on Friday, Ebenezer Chime, president-general of the Igbo association in the state, said members of the association had received random calls from their kith and kin from back home inquiring about their safety.

Chime condemned the crisis in Abia state fuelled by clashes between the army and members of IPOB.

“We want use this medium to condemn in the entirety the avoidable crisis happening in Abia state. In as much as we will not dwell on apportioning blames or asking for who is right or wrong, we are strongly advocating for peace and unity in the land,” he said.

“We also want to state categorically here that we the Igbo residing and doing business in Kano state, unequivocally state that we dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader Nnamdi Kanu.”

The president-general urged south-east governors and the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and other notable Igbo leaders “to ask the federal government to address the issues of inequality of states and even distribution of our common wealth. This we believe will bring to an end these agitations”.

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