- Igbos have been directed by southeast leaders not to partake in any form of protest
- The decision was taken after the southeast leaders held a meeting behind closed doors
- The leaders said they would never allow the destruction of lives and property to continue
The leaders of the southeast on Thursday, October 29, directed the people of the zone not to partake in any form of protest both in and outside of Nigeria.
In a report by Daily Trust, the Igbo leaders made this known after meeting behind closed doors in Enugu state.
The chairman of the forum, David Umahi, in the communique released said governors will never allow the destruction of public and private properties as well as the killing of security agents and civilians to continue.
The governor of Ebonyi state while advising the youths noted that the governors are working hard to meet their demands.
“We, therefore, direct all Igbos, both in and outside Nigeria, to go about their businesses and should not participate in any form of protest and criminality.”
Umahi went on to note that the governors vowed to protect all ethnic groups living in the southeast and address the concerns of the youth.
Present at the meeting were governors, federal lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders from the southeast zone.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that southeast governors on Thursday, October 29, resolved to set up funds to support victims of violence and looting after the #EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums nationwide.
This was one of the resolutions at a meeting of the governors in Enugu, which also included National Assembly members and ministers from the region.
In other news, Nigerian state governors of the southeast extraction have expressed deep concern over the erosion of mutual trust between ethnic nationalities across the country, stressing that such had widened and threatened national unity and cohesion.
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