Arewa Leader Expresses Worry over Killings in South East

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Leader of Arewa in the South, Alhaji Musa Saidu has lamented over the  killings going on in the South East.

Alhaji Saidu, recalled that several appeals he made in the past to some prominent Igbo leaders to condemn the  alleged violent  activities of the  Independent People of Biafra , IPOB, were ignored, rather than  heed his advice  then most of the Igbo leaders said IPOB, was a non violent organisation.

He said sadly the killings and arsonist attacks going on the East were now being linked to IPOB.

“When IPOB members  were killing  northerners in Port Harcourt and Aba I pleaded with some prominent Igbo leaders to condemn their actions but they refused . When we said IPOB is a terrorist organisation then, the Ibos said it was not. Anytime they commemorated Biafra day on  May 30th they would attack northerners in Obigbo area of Rivers State .”, he said.

” I warned then that this thing may get out of hand. I even feared  it may affect the chances of Igbo for presidency. I love Ibos, most of my mentors and business friends  are Ibo.”

“Some prominent Igbo leaders I met in Abuja and other parts of the country  said they were not aware  IPOB members were killing northerners. “, he said.

“It is worrisome that Joe Igbokwe’ house was burnt,  Dr Akunyile was killed recently.  There are no herdsmen in the east  to blame. So who is responsible for all these.”, he said.

“They are killing Igbo economy. People can hardly come to do business in the east now “, he said.

He commended Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for taking quick action in dislodging the IPOB elements from Port Harcourt, adding that others should do same.

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