The Oil and Solid Mineral Producing Area Landlords Association of Nigeria (OMPALAN) has asked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to tender an unreserved apology over the killings in Obigbo during the EndSARS protest.
The group who also demanded the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to apologize to families of victims of the onslaught, stated this in a communiqué issued and signed by its chairman and secretary, Dr. Simeon Chinagorom, at a meeting held over the weekend at the residence of the National Chairman of OMPALAN, Bishop Udo Azogu in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State and attended by representatives of all the ethnic nationalities in the country including traditional rulers.
Apart from requesting Kanu to tender an apology, OMPALAN in their communique also, disowned Kanu and his Biafra agitation, insisting that unity among the tribes in the country is what is paramount now.
Ubawuike also noted that the aim of the meeting is as part of its objectives in maintaining peace in the country and to look for a way all the tribes living in the country will coexist in peace and harmony especially after the EndSARS saga.
Condemning Wike’s involvement in the killing of innocent people of Obigbo, He said “the protest started in Lagos and expanded to several other States, Sanwo – Olu, governor of Lagos State never blamed anybody, we want to commend him on how he protected the interest of Ndigbo during the EndSARS pandemic, it shows he is a true leader.”
The communiqué maintained that since Wike singled out the Igbo for the mayhem of the EndSARS protest which led to the massacre of so many Igbo in Obigbo, he should apologize to Ndigbo and families of the victims.
He further said the protest took place simultaneously in several parts of the country without governors in the concerned states blaming it on anybody.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News