Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had Assured Igbos in 19 Northern States that irrespective of the burning of Fulani Settlements in Obodogba quarters in Okpanam Community in Oshimili North Lga in Delta State by Suspected irate Youths protesting against the killings of the Okpanam Vigilante group Chairman and the Secretary.
OYC had sued for Peace, by reaching out to the Northern Youths, especially the President of Arewa Consultative Youth Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima and the spokesman of Coalition of Northern Groups, Mallam Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, after a fruitful deliberations and agreements with the duo.
OYC confirmed the assurances of the Northern Youths that they will halt any attempt to instigate reprisal attacks against Igbos over the the burning of Fulani Settlements in obodogba quarters in Okpanam Delta State ” Igbo Youths are in strong synergy with Northern Youths, especially the Arewa Youths and Coalition of Northern Groups.
we have passed the stage where anyone will sow seeds of discord amongst the Ethnic Nationality Youth Groups, We discovered that no person was killed during the burning of Fulani Settlements, but Condemned vehemently the killings and murder of Emeka Chosen as popular known, the Okpanam Vigilante Chairman and His Secretary and call for forensic investigations to unravel and subsequent arrest of the perpetrators .
We had Confirmed from Anioma Youth Council President Enurdi Marcus that Normalcy has been restored after initial Panic and tensions resulted from the fracas erupted through the nefarious activities of Suspected Fulani Herdsmen”, With the collaborative efforts of Arewa Consultative Youth Forum and Coalition of Northern Groups, OYC had foiled any attempt to destroy igbo lives and Properties in the North in retaliation of Okpanam episode, irrespective of our political differences with the North, we are ready to sacrifice our differences regards to protection of lives and properties of all Nigerians whether in North or South .
In a Press Statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, President General and Secretary General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide respectively, igbo Youths Call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to ensure that Security agents of Southern Origin are fortified in Okpanam and Ibusa (ibuzor) Communities, We Urge Visitors in any part of Igbo Nation not to display any action capable of bringing suspicions and threats against the host igbo Community, this is the time igbo Governors must equip local Vigilante groups now there’s no Regional Security Outfit in South/South and Southeast.