- Igbo leaders have condemned the crisis in the Oyigbo area of Rivers state
- Chief Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo blamed the IPOB for escalating the crisis
- The Ohanaeze president sympathised with Igbo people who have been affected by the crisis
Igbo leaders have disclosed that there are ongoing plans to hold a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike to resolve the crisis in the Oyigbo area of Rivers state.
Chief Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the disclosure on Tuesday, November 3, The Sun reported.
He condemned the crisis in Oyigbo, which he said was inflamed by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Ohanaeze president stated that the crisis has dented the cordial relationship that existed between peoples of the southeast and south-south regions.
"The misdemeanors of some rampaging youths of both south-south and southeast origin and the inciting mindless and provocative statements 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 social media portray very inhuman and degrading treatment meted to innocent Igbos in Oyigbo."
He said the sad development in Oyigbo has negatively affected the lives and livelihood of innocent Igbo people residing in the area.
He assured those affected by the crisis that help is on the way, noting that Igbo leaders will never abandon them.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has reacted to the claims that he ordered the military to kill Igbo residents in Oyigbo local government area of the state.
Governor Wike, appearing on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Monday, November 2, however, denied having any hands in the killings.
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The governor said he ordered “security agencies”, not specifically the army, to bring to justice to any member of the group that disrupts the peace in the state.
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