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South East Leaders Exonerate Wike From Attacks On Igbos In Rivers



After tensed exchanges between Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and some Igbo leaders over alleged massacre of suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Oyigbo part of Port Harcourt, Southeast leaders appeared to have put a closure to the matter over the weekend.

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia, and the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, led a delegation to Rivers State to meet Governor Wike over the simmering tension generated by the alleged killing of Igbos by soldiers.

It appeared Wike was able to provide evidence of the extremist activities of IPOB which led to the Invasion of Oyigbo community by soldiers last month.

After an obviously fruitful meeting, Nwodo on Sunday described Governor Wike as a champion of restructuring of Nigeria and a man who loves justice.

According to Nwodo “The meeting between Governor Wike and the South East stakeholders had reinforced the existing affinity between Igbos and the people of Niger Delta.

“The leadership of Igbos cannot remain aloof while some misguided few who did not experience the brutal reality of the last civil war continue to fan the ember of disunity.

“I am very elated to hear from Igbo leaders that under the leadership of Governor Wike Igbo businesses have continued to thrive in Rivers State.”

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Also Speaking at the occasion, the Governor Umahi
said he found it nauseating that IPOB could go to Benue and Rivers State to foist its flag and claim the territories belong to the Igbo people.

According to him, Igbo leadership are opposed to the stance and activities of IPOB.
Umahi, who revealed that he has huge investment in Rivers State, 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 peaceful.

He urged “Ndi-Igbos” not to support any form of criminality.