FROM: PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI
The Igbo community in Bauchi State has disassociated itself from the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) saying that they believe in the indivisibility of Nigeria as a country.
This was made known by the President-General, Igbo Community in Bauchi, Rev. Dominic Nkwocha, at a press conference held at the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Bauchi, on Saturday. Nkwocha who was in company with the Secretary-General of the group. Patrick Onuorah and other Igbo leaders residing in the
Nkwocha who was in company with the Secretary-General of the group. Patrick Onuorah and other Igbo leaders residing in the state said that God did not make a mistake by bringing several ethnic groups together under the Umbrella of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We wish to dissociate ourselves from the activities of the so-called
The Independent People of Biafra,” Nkwocha stressed. He explained that the Igbo community in Bauchi, “Wish to commend the press conference released by the joint sitting of South-East Governors Forum, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo and South-East Senators” The Igbo Community Bauchi President-General said that, “We shall continue to respect the law and constituted authorities and will go about our legitimate duties with our host community”
“We shall continue to respect the law and constituted authorities and will go about our legitimate duties with our host community”
They commended the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar “for the peaceful co-existence which Bauchi has continued to enjoy due to unalloyed security outfit in place in Bauchi State”
The President General appealed to Igbos in the state to continue to remain law-abiding and go about their legal businesses.
He said: “We will not relent. Bauchi remains our home. We have found peace in Bauchi. We will continue to take advantage of the peace, go about our businesses, respecting the law and remain peaceful and law-abiding. We are very much safe we are told in Bauchi, so no Igbo should be afraid because the leadership under the governor has been security conscious and the security apparatus has been wonderful”
Fielding questions from journalists, on hate speech, said the Emir of Bauchi has played a father love to unite everybody hence the love among all ethnic groups”
On the declaration of IPOB by the Defence Headquarters as a terrorist
The organisation, Nkwocha said that “a kingdom that is divided against
itself cannot stand so the declaration by the defence headquarters is in order.” (The Sun)