- A group in the South-South has condemned the Arewa group for the quit notice issued against Igbos
- The group is under the aegis of Oil & Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords Association of Nigeria (OMPALAN)
- The youths also urged the IPOB and MASSOB to end the agitation for Biafra
The youths from the South-South zone of the country under the aegis of Oil & Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords Association of Nigeria (OMPALAN) have condemned the Arewa group for the quit notice issued to Igbos.
A statement credited to the coalition of Northern youths, calling on the Igbos to quit the North before October 1st had been circulated.
The youths noted that what Nigeria needs now is peace and unity which is the chief vision of OMPALAN.
Hon. Benjamin Ngokanya and Captain John Victor Etim the leaders of the group said the group frowned at the motive of the sponsors of the controversial statement.
According to Vanguard, they called on the authorities to look beyond the frontiers and appreciate the damage done to the image of Nigeria by Boko Haram within the comity of nations and take appropriate actions to check the unfolding distrust.
They said: “If the Igbos are unfit to live in the North because they are allegedly causing problems for the Nigerian State, what do we say about the North East and Boko Haram?
“We cannot blame the entire Igbo’s or South East region for the isolated actions of a tiny but, vocal group (IPOB and MASSOP) in the same way the North East region cannot be blamed and penalized for the monumental destructions and killings occasioned by Boko Haram, which has cost the tax payer in Nigeria trillions of Naira.
“All forms of agitations and threats for secession across the country should cease forthwith. Our political leaders and elders should come to a round table discussing without further delay to fashion a way forward for our dear country and remove the fragile peace process from limbo aware that so many countries are looking up to us for leadership and inspiration."
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that there is nothing patriotic about Igbo governors wearing Hausa/Fulani attires to public functions.
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MASSOB made the assertion in a communique issued on Wednesday, June 21. Uchenna Madu, leader of MASSOB berated the governors of Ebonyi and Enugu states, Dave Umahi and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, respectively, for putting on Hausa/Fulani attire at the recent meeting between Igbo leaders and the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa.
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