Alleged Oyigbo killings threatening Igbo, Rivers relationship – Ohanaeze

By AdvocateNews on 04/11/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,140

Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo
Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has raised concerns over the inhuman and degrading treatment meted to innocent Igbo in Oyigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by the Nigerian military.

The President-General, Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in a statement titled: ‘The degenerating situation in Oyigbo, Port Harcourt’, regretted that the situation was threatening the cordial relationship existing between the Igbo and “our kit and kin in Rivers State.”

The statement read in part, “Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide is seriously disturbed about the degenerating situation in Oyigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

“The misdemeanour of some rampaging youths of both the South-South and South-East origin, and the inciting, mindless and provocative statement that was made from abroad by the leader of IPOB, which inflamed passions on all sides, has landed us in a regrettable situation.

“Pictures on the social media portray very inhuman and degrading treatment meted to innocent Igbo in Oyigbo.

“Ohaneze regrets that the friendly and cordial relationship, which existed between the Igbo and our kit and kin in Rivers State is threatened by this development.

“So also is the threat to our solidarity with PANDEF and the entire people of the South-South region of Nigeria.”

It added, “We are in consultation with the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, Dave Umahi, who has kindly volunteered to arrange a meeting between us, Igbo leaders, and the Governor of Rivers State to arrest further drift of this dangerous development.

“Innocent Igbo in Rivers State, who are caught in between this sad development and whose lives and livelihood are threatened by it are assured that help is on the way and that Igbo leaders will never abandon them.”

Posted 04/11/2020 06:18:25 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Osinbajo in Germany, says grand corruption Nigeria’s greatest...

Gunmen kidnap another Catholic priest in Nsukka

WTO: 79 countries endorse Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy

Military denies plan to overthrow Buhari

Nigerian troops kill scores of bandits, rescue kidnapped...

Senate will be fair to all, Lawan assures...

NBC suspends, slams N5m fine on Channels TV...

Enugu seeks constitution amendments that will enhance Nigeria’s...

Stolen pregnant teenager, 7 children rescued in Anambra...

Enugu Court remands remands two siblings for alleged...


APC suspends revalidation exercise in Delta


Latest News Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states Senator Anyanwu emerges South East PDP Consensus candidate for Secretary Policemen allegedly used PoS to extort N25,000, assault passengers We've no business with you, don’t drag us into your Anambra election – IPOB warns INEC NAF denies paying N20m to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane APC Congress: Three factional chairmen emerge in Akwa Ibom Former US President Bill Clinton released from hospital after treatment for infection Man, 25, kills 50-year-old rival he caught in lover’s room Police detain four officers over viral extortion video ‘We begged women to urinate for us to drink to stay alive’ FIRS to spend N2.8bn on uniforms, N550m on meals I’ll chew you raw if you talk against Oyedepo where I am – Pastor Ibiyeomie


Most Read Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (187,559 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (187,558 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (187,558 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (187,557 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (187,555 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (187,555 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (187,550 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (187,434 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (183,312 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (182,712 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (146,627 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (144,979 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.