The Chairman of the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) working committee, Comrade Enemona Omattah has stated that the Igala tribe will not be part of Biafra.
Omattah called on secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to count the Igalas out of any plan to secede from Nigeria. He made this known to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday.
In his words; “We are not part of their agitation. IPOB and Biafra cannot annex Igala nation. We calling on Igbo people to stop including Igala land in their map.”
“During the Nigerian Civil War, Emeka Ojukwu-led team bombed Igala land. Our land was actually attacked. The people that attacked us years ago cannot come around now and claim we are part of them.We are not part of Biafra. We will never be part of Biafra. Though we do business with them and even intermarry, that does not mean we are part of them.”
“We believe in the Nigeria Project. We believe in the leadership of Nigeria nation. We have our issues with the Nigeria nation but we are not antagonistic. We will address our issues at the appropriate time, not by carrying guns and fighting. We believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria.This is the position of Igala nation,” he said.