Igbos residing in the North should defend themselves against any possible attack from the Northerners, former Commissioner for Education in Old Anambra State, Professor Nduka Eya, has said.
According to him, that is the only way they can be called true Nigerians.
Eya, stated this while speaking at the University of Nigeria, UNN, Nuskka, he stress that the ultimatum for Igbos to vacate the North is a matter that must not be treated lightly.
The former Commissioner noted that even though the Igbos are agitating for Biafra, they had never asked anyone to vacate the South East.
He gave the call against the backdrop of Northern youths asking Igbos to vacate their region by October 1.
He said, “This is part of democracy but to threaten the Igbo to leave the north must not be treated with kid gloves.
“Like the secretary general of Ohaneze has said, go about your normal business but you have the right to defend yourself.
“The main Arewa forum should come openly to issue statements. Enough of cutting peoples throat, splitting blood and splitting pregnant women belly, those barbaric acts should stop.
“If you fight me I will fight back because if I don’t fight you will kill me.
“The IPOB/ MASSOB were asking for sovereign state of Biafra but none of them has asked anybody to leave the east while no section of the country has questioned why the quest for Biafra?”
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