Apex socio-political body of the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to calls for Igbos to leave the north by a coalition of northern groups.
The Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, demanded ‘urgent action’ from the country’s security agencies, urging Igbos in the North to be ‘vigilant’ while going about their activities.
He called on the Department of State Services and the police, take immediate steps to forestall any plan to launch attacks against the Igbo in the North.
“The DSS, the police and other security agencies should take note of the statement by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum and the other Northern groups for issuing this threat against the Igbo.
“It should not be seen as an empty threat; urgent action is needed to foil the plan to attack the Igbo in the North. It happened in the past and we don’t want it to happen again.”
He also called for the immediate arrest of National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, Yerima Shettima.
“In fact, Yerima Shettima should be arrested by the DSS immediately. We are watching to see what the DSS would do in this situation.
“Shettima’s statement is treasonable; he is inciting one section of the country against another section and we know from experience that this sort of thing could lead to a civil war. His utterances could destroy this country.”