The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has denied reports that IPOB allegedly killed Northerners in Igbo land during #EndSARS protest in Southeast.
The report which was signed by Arewa Consultative Forum National Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Yawe claimed that over 30 killed, and 50 trucks and trailers belonging to Northerners were destroyed by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Reacting over the report, OYC described the statement as a ‘false accusation’ and inciting, which can cause ethnic war in the North.
In a statement signed by OYC president general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said the group had investigated across 95 LGAs of Southeast on the alleged harrassment of northerners but discovered that the news dished out by Emmanuel Yawe to the public is fake.
The statement read: “Information available before the Igbo Youth Leadership on the allegations against southeast raised in the media by Arewa Consultative Forum National Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Yawe that over 30 killed, and 50 trucks and trailers belonging to Northerners were destroyed by Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) as a ruse and ploy to complicate issues and incite violence against igbos in the North.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had investigated across 95 Lgas of southeast on the alleged harrassment of northerners but discovered that there was no iota of truth from the( Unconfirmed) news dished out by Emmanuel Yawe to the public, as we urge northern leaders to cross checks their facts on Security issues before going public.
“OYC categorically deny these allegations by ACF On the killings of Northerners in the southeast as mere rumours, falsehood and fake news, and igbo youths challenge Emmanuel Yawe to produce the video clips of the said killings in the southeast.
“As Northerners are safe,and doing their normal businesses without any form of intimidation or harrassment in the Southeast.
“We want to reassure the Leadership of Arewa Consultative Youth Forum led by Alhaji Yerima Shettima of the safety of Northerners in the southeast and urge them to remain committed to the mutual agreement reached with OYC on the safety of igbos in the North.
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