Chief Ebenezer Chima, the President-General of Igbo Community Association in Kano state has rejected and dissociated the Igbo from the activities of IPOB.
“We want to state categorically here that we, the Igbos residing and doing business in Kano state, unequivocally state that we dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. We are strongly advocating for peace and unity in the land,” Chima said.
Chima called for residents to remain calm while assuring them that the state government under the leadership of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and security agents have given the assurance of adequate security of our lives and property.
“However, we join the South-East governors, the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and other notable Igbo leaders, to ask the Federal Government to address the issues of equality and even distribution of our common wealth. This, we believe will bring an end to these agitations in the country.’’
President of Ethnic Community Leaders Association (ECLAK) in the state, Dr Jimpat Ayelangbe, also assured all non-indigenes of adequate security of their lives and property.
He said “ECLAK got the mandate to speak to the media by allaying fears of our people over the concern of their lives and property. ECLAK is interested in a united Nigeria because we believe that those not living in their states of origin should not contribute to disorganise the country.’’
Ayelangbe called on his members and other Nigerians to avoid hate speeches in order to foster national unity.