The Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu,
has called on the Department of State Services and the police, to take
immediate steps to forestall any plan to launch attacks against the Igbo
in the North.
Ibegbu was reacting to the call by a coalition of
Northern Youth Groups tagged “The Kaduna Declaration” on all Igbos
residing in any part of Northern Nigeria
to relocate to their places of
origin within three months.
Ibegbu, who described the statement as treasonable, urged the relevant
security agencies to swing into action before Igbos resident in the
north are wiped out.
He said, “The DSS, the police and other security agencies should take
note of the statement by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum and the
other Northern groups for issuing this threat against the Igbo.
“It should not be seen as an empty threat; urgent action is needed to
foil the plan to attack the Igbo in the North. It happened in the past
and we don’t want it to happen again.
“In fact, Yerima Shettima should be arrested by the DSS immediately. We
are watching to see what the DSS would do in this situation.
“Shettima’s statement is treasonable; he is inciting one section of the
country against another section and we know from experience that this
sort of thing could lead to a civil war. His utterances could destroy