The Ohanaeze youth council, been the apex Igbo Youth organization has reacted to the 7 days ultimatum given to IPOB members by Niger Delta youths over harassment of the Nigeria transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
Recall that the Niger Delta youths had given the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) 7 days ultimatum to apologize for allegedly attacking Amaechi in Spain or face the consequences.
Reacting to this, the Ohanaeze youth council in a statement signed by the president of OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike has called for a peaceful resolution with the Niger Delta youth begging that the Niger Delta youths suspend any planned offensive action.
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The statement reads below :
“As an apex Igbo Youth organization and mother of all Youth bodies in seven speaking States including Delta (Anioma) and Rivers, we had tendered unreserved apology to Hon Minister for Transport Chibuike Amaechi over the unfortunate incident in Madrid Spain. And we are reliably informed that the Hon Minister for Transport, our leader, had accepted our apologies. This strategic measures is aimed at averting looming danger, and we thereby urge Concerned Niger Delta Youths leaders to suspend any offensive action pending on the proposed peace Parley aimed at halting timely intended destruction of Igbo Investments and Properties in Rivers and Niger Delta in sympathy for our leader Hon Minister Chibuike Amaechi, who is a peace marker. We will explore all peaceful approach to assuage the ill feelings surrounding the Madrid’s sad episode.
“From intelligent report available to us, some gang of criminals had perfected their evil plans to unleash terror, loot and destroy Igbo properties and investments in Yenagoa, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Asaba and Benin under guise of the ultimatum given and retaliations for the Madrid’s sad episode. We wish to quickly checkmate and nip it in the bud before criminals takes advantage of the ultimatum given to perpetuate heinous crime against Igbos.
“We will interface with Concerned Niger Delta youths for peaceful resolutions. We hereby state categorically clear that Concerned Niger Delta Youths are not part of these criminals with evil intent to unleash terror but the handiwork of Politicians trying to blackmail Amaechi. We further warn politicians intending to hijack these situation to desist from any action promoting lawlessness.”