BreakingNews 1/8/14 - Press Statement July 28, By Ohanaeze Youth Wing On Safety of Ndi-Igbo In The North

[ Masterweb Reports ] - 1.     Ohanaeze Youth Wing rejoices with our Muslim brothers on the occasion of this year’s Eid El Fitr celebration. In the spirit of Sallah, we enjoin them to promote peaceful co-existence by imbibing the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
2.     In the same vein, we ask the Northern Governors’ Forum under the leadership of Dr. Babangida Muazu Aliyu of Niger State to reassure Ndi-Igbo domiciled in the North of their safety and their continued preparedness to ensure the safety of lives and properties of all Nigerians in their respective states.
3.     This has become necessary owing to recent statements emanating from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) listing Igbo investments in the North as targets of possible attacks based on unfounded claims of victimization of Hausa/ Fulani Muslims in Imo State.
4.     We challenge such Hausa/Fulani Muslims who were allegedly victimized by Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Government to make their identities known. In the spirit of oneness, the Ohanaeze Youth Wing shall use all legal means to champion their cause.
5.     Based on intelligence reports that Boko Haram is working assiduously to setup bases in Eastern Nigeria, we ask security agencies in Ala-Igbo to be alert and not to be distracted by ongoing attempts to politicize issues of national security.
6.     We urge Dr. Aliyu Mu’azu to emulate Governor T.A. Orji of Abia State, who as Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum has always assured Hausa/ Fulani Muslims and all other non-Igbos resident in Ala-Igbo of their safety.
7.     From our intelligence reports, Ndi-Igbo in north are apprehensive since no Northern leader, especially the Governors has come out to condemn the Anti-Igbo statement from the ACF.
8.     We commend Ndi-Igbo in the North for being peaceful and we enjoin them to remain vigilant while living harmoniously with their hosts.
9.     Obviously, the present threat to Ndigbo is in response to their perceived support for President Jonathan’s 2015 re-election bid.
10.  If within 21 days the Northern Governors’ Forum does not deem it necessary to reassure Ndi-Igbo in their domain of their safety, the Ohanaeze Youth Wing shall take necessary action.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
National President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide
*Photo Caption - Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
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