The Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is trying to instigate another civil war.
Speaking at the Rivers State Government House during the visit of South East leaders to Governor Wike, Umahi warned Igbos to be weary of the Biafran group.
After listening to Governor Wike’s narration of the activities of IPOB in Oyigbo that allegedly culminated in the imposition of curfew in the entire Local Government, Umahi noted that they were in Rivers State to ascertain the veracity of the news circulating in the social media over alleged killing of Igbo people living in the State.
Umahi who claimed their findings had proved otherwise, noted that Ndi-Igbo cannot support any form of criminality, adding that he has huge investment in Rivers State.
He further urged Igbos living in the State to respect the Government and people of Rivers State in order for them to continue to live and do business in the State peacefully.
Reacting also, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state will continue to be home to people of Igbo Ethnic Nationality.
According to Wike, “Tell your people, Rivers people will continue to live together with Igbos. Don’t allow your sons to tell you lies. Igbos are innovative and hardworking. There can’t be Nigeria without Igbos. Nobody should take them for granted. But that doesn’t mean you must allow criminals to spoil your name.
”If I hate Igbos, I won’t appoint your son into my state cabinet two times. But you have to obey rules. Don’t allow criminals to dictate to you”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News