- Southeast governors have taken a critical look at the clash between soldiers and supporters of Nnamdi Kanu which resulted in some people sustaining injury
- The governors condemned the action of the soldiers at a time they are working to create peace in the region
- They however promised to meet to stop a re-occurrence of such incident
Governors from the southeastern part of Nigeria have condemned the clash between soldiers and supporters of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The clash occurred on Sunday, September 10, leaving some people injured and one person with bullet wounds. A soldier and a police officer were also injured in the incident.
In a statement by the director of information of the Southeast Governors Forum, Mr Mike Udah, the state chief executives are not happy with the incident.
The statement issued at the forum’s secretariat in Abakaliki, the governors said the incident was worrisome and disturbing.
The however expressed their resolve to continue to maintain peace in their respective domains and in the country.
The statement said that the governors had met with Kanu and some other Igbo stakeholders with the aim of ensuring that agitations for Biafra do not undermine the unity and oneness of Nigeria.
The governors said it was disheartening for security operatives to invade the home of Kanu when they were already intervening for a lasting solution to the issue.
“The South East Governors had held meetings in order that the agitations by Pro-Biafra groups do not escalate.
“The recent invasion of the home of Nnamdi Kanu does not speak well of the unity of the Nation. It is indeed worrisome.
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“Meanwhile, efforts are being made by the governors to meet and nip such development in the bud,” the statement read.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu and his followers claimed that the Nigerian army stormed his house in an attempt to eliminate him on Sunday, September 10.
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