The youth wing of the Igbo social cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to Igbo youths as well as groups hurt by the clash between Nigeria security agents and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Emene, Enugu State, not to retaliate.
The group, which equally urged South East governors and other notable Igbo leaders to intervene in the crisis, described the role played by security agents on August 23 as a “provocative scenario attempted to instigate civil unrest and disobedience in Igboland.”
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Osmond Nkeoma and Deputy National President, Kingsley Dozie in Owerri said, “on our intelligence investigation, some of brothers that were killed were all Igbos in both sides of DSS and IPOB. We must stop now. We condemn vehemently the spilling of innocent Igbo bloods in Igboland under any guise, but definitely will not tolerate any form of intimidation from any quarters. We urge Igbo governors and every well meaning Igbo to intervene immediately as there might be reprisal attacks from both sides if there’s no quick intervention.
“We equally appeal to our brothers to resist any temptation to fight back, there are traps from enemies of Ndigbo to cash in on these unfortunate demise of Igbo youths from this Enugu fracas to instigate chaos, civil disobedience and violence and heat up Igboland. We commiserate and mourn with all those killed in these horrific attacks. We call on all Biafran agitators to call off any reprisal attacks, and warn all security agents to stop further actions capable of causing mayhem in any part of Igboland.”
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