Quit Notice Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo accuses FG of encouraging Arewa youths

The group made the statement following the circulation of a song purportedly done by some Northerners, insulting Igbos.

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The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo has accused the Federal Government of doing nothing to stop those making hate speeches against Igbos.

The group made the statement following the circulation of a song purportedly done by some Northerners, insulting Igbos.

Ohaneze said that the calls for Igbos to leave the North is a call for the dissolution of Nigeria.

The group’s leader, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who described the anti-Igbo song as a declaration of war, wondered why nobody has been arrested.

Nwodo said “The current Hausa hate song trending on the social media is despicable, sad and disappointing. Ohanaeze is appalled that prominent leaders in the North, with the exception of a few, have allowed this development to flourish without reproach.

“The Arewa youths have stoked the embers of hatred to a discomforting temperature. The toleration of their criminal conduct has portrayed the Federal Government as biased and unfair.

“Their quit notice to fellow Nigerians to leave any part of Nigeria strikes at the fundamental rights of citizenship; it is a call for the dissolution of the country. Their call for an inventory and seizure of assets of Nigerians living in the North is conversion. It amounts to daylight robbery of lawful property.

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“The declaration of mop up action after October 1st, 2017 to deal with those who resist their quit notice order is a declaration of war. It is surprising that on top of all these, a hate song calling for more hatred, despise and ‘abortion’ has been allowed to fester. Yet, no one is arrested.”

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar recently condemned those behind the release of the anti-Igbo song, and called on the government to bring them to book.

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