Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state to put a stop to alleged attacks on Igbos in the state.
Several reports have alleged that businesses of Igbos in Sokoto were being attacked as some citizens of the state protested the arrest of two suspects involved in the killing of Deborah Samuel, a female student accused of blasphemy.
In a statement made available to journalists, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide expressed outrage over the reported attack on Igbos resident in the State.
The President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said in the statement: “We are enraged that Ndigbo are once more victims of an unprovoked attack in Sokoto State over an issue that has to do with a Christian student from Niger State.
“It is quite sad that Ndigbo have remained endangered species in Nigeria, justifying the quest for secession by separatist groups led by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
“The news we are getting from Sokoto, which we have confirmed to be true, is totally unacceptable and we demand that there should be no repeat of such carnage.
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“Governor Aminu Tambuwal must see to it that Ndigbo and their properties are protected in Sokoto State. Any further attack on them will come with dire consequences. We also demand that those whose properties were looted must be compensated by the government.
“Ndigbo have suffered so much in this country and we are warning that enough is enough. If they repeat this aggression against our people, it would come with a commensurate reaction,”