Stop Playing With Fire, Biafra Is Not A Child’s Play, Ohanaeze Ndigbo To Nnamdi Kanu
An Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the issue as pertaining Biafra is not a child’s play.
The president General of the organization, Prof. Goerge Obiozor, made this Statement made this statement on Wednesday while commemorating an invitation by Ndigbo residing in Lagos, at the Civic Center, Victoria Island,
According to him, Biafra is a general dilemma of the Ndigbo and its beyond the capacity of Nnamdi Kanu or any of his men to resolve.
However, Obiozor cautioned the IPOB separatist group to stop playing with Fire and ‘listen to us’ adding that the Biafran issue is collective security problem that needs to be resolved tactically.
told Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the group he leads, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to “listen to us”.
IPOB is a proscribed separatist movement aiming to restore an independent state of Biafra in the South East of Nigeria through an independence referendum.
In His words: “Everybody should stop utterances or actions that will or have the tendencies to put Ndigbo in present and immediate danger or on harm’s way.
“That is what my message is in this matter. “Igbo are not at war with Nigeria.
“I want it to be noted very clearly. And we are not planning to have a separate existence from Nigeria.
“People should make no mistake about it.
“On the issue of Biafra, it is well beyond the capacity of young men to resolve.
“Biafra is a collective dilemma of Ndigbo and it is not a child’s play.
“Biafra is not a child’s play. It requires mature and experienced handling.
“Children should stop playing with fire and children shouldn’t play with fire. Nnamdi Kanu is one of us. He is our son and he must listen to some of us because he’s one of us.”
Furthermore, Obiozor described the security situation in Eastern Nigeria as a matter of concern and national emergency.
“The greatest affliction of man is insecurity. With insecurity, nothing happens. It is the greatest challenge facing Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria at large.
“However, we thank God that the southeast governors themselves shared this feeling and have started taking steps particularly, about anti-open grazing ban; a great step which we believe is the right step to take towards handling security challenges in Igbo land.”