Igbo In Kano insist on relocation, says No Group represents Igbo Interest than IPOB


An Igbo indigene and member of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, Kindness Jonah, who lives in Kano, Northern Nigeria, has disowned the peace talks been championed by Ohanaeze and Arewa Youths to found a lasting peace between the two ethnic.

This comes as some Igbo residents in Kano has said they’re making every effort to relocate their families to the East before the given date.

Recall that a peace talk is currently been held between leaders of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo in Kano following the backdrop of the quit notice issued to Igbo living in the North to exit the region before Oct 1.

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However, reacting over the peace talks, Mrs. Kindness Jonah, disowned the Igbo leaders that met with the Coalition of Northern Groups leaders in Kano, the Kano State capital, on Friday.

She said the pan-Igbo Organisation leadership did not represent Igbo interest as much as Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

According to her, the last Friday’s meeting was the setting up of 10-member joint to resolve the logjam, which necessitated a series of consultations and meetings at the instance of the Presidency with leaders from the North and the South-East some months ago.

Contrary to that, some Igbos living in the North have said there is no going back on their resolve to relocate their wives and children to the South-East as they are not ready to leave anything to chance.

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An Igbo resident in Kano, Madam Eunice Okechuwu, said: “my Oga has secured a self-contained apartment in Onitsha, paid a sum of N200,000 for a year.”

Also speaking, Igbo who identified himself as Baba Ebuka, who lived at Burma road, told Nigerian Tribune: “life is for the living and I could recall that three months before the election my family moved to Nsuka in Enugu State.

“I thank God I am not like other Igbo who put all their eggs in one basket, as I have a house here in Kano. God has equally helped me to build one in my state. Therefore, before that time, my family will certainly move down to the house.”

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In his own remarks, Chief Okafor Emmanuel, said: “I am not entertaining any fear because most of my children are grown up and many of them are already in Abia State, though my wife and I have equally made up our mind to relocate to where her children are.”


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