The President-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Nnia Nwodo has advised Igbos to be ready to defend themselves against “northern war-mongers”.
This was in reaction to the 30-day ultimatum issued by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) to governors who opposed to the Ruga settlement programme to reconsider their stand.
The Ohanaeze president who described the group as “irresponsible and treasonable”, said the threat will not go unnoticed.
“My attention has been drawn to a broadcast by Abdul Azeez Suleman, speaking for a coalition of Northern Groups in which he had the audacity to give the Federal Government an ultimatum of 30 days to rescind its decision on the suspension of its RUGA settlements policy,” he said in a statement.
“This irresponsible, unlawful and provocative outburst reminds me of the quit notice from Northern Youths two years ago.
“The threat to evict law-abiding Nigerians from their places of abode in Northern Nigeria is treasonable and obviously like the gun trotting herdsmen will go unnoticed by our Federally controlled law enforcement agencies…
“I call on all Igbo to be ready to defend themselves. Enough of these threats!”
“We will no longer tolerate any further threats from these northern wars-mongers.”