The national leader of South East socio-cultural body, Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has said that the clamour for self-government is the handiwork of the enemies of Nigeria. He said this while on a peace mission to the north.
Nwodo had led Igbo leaders from the 19 Northern states including Abuja, on a courtesy call on Gov. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State, where he charged all Nigerian to learn tolerance and peaceful co-existence, saying anyone who witnessed the civil war in the country would not want to see a recurrence of the unfortunate incident.
He also assured non-Igbos resident in the South East of adequate protection, and appealed to Dankwambo to communicate the message of peace from Ohaeneze to the people of the state and the entire North- East.
In his response, Dankwambo who was represented by his deputy, Mr Charles Iliya assured them that Gombe State was home to all, and stressed that adequate measures had been taken to ensure the safety of lives and property.