Sunday, January 29, 2012

Igbo Leader to kinsmen in the north: Relocate wives, children to south-east


The decision of some Igbo leaders to ask their kinsmen resident in the worth to relocate home their wives and children came against the backdrop of continued bombing by Boko Haram of public institutions including churches and homes in the north, which has claimed several lives and property of Ndigbo living in the affected areas.

Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, and the former President General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, retired Justice Ezebuilo Ozobu made the call shortly after the meeting held at the Enugu residence of  the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Leader of  MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazurike
The call became necessary since the situation is getting worse. They said.

   “We can no longer keep quiet or fold our arms watching our brothers and sisters being slaughtered by members of the Boko Haram on daily basis in the North and buried in mass grave,” the Igbo leaders declared.

They stated that the number of innocent Igbos that are killed by the Islamic sect are under reported by the media.

According to Uwazurike, the leaders took a critical review of the unfortunate happenings in the North before taking their decision, and advised that such returnees who do not have places to stay to go to any of the refuges or resettlement centers already provided in parts of South East zone such as the one in Okwe, Okigwe in Imo state.

Biafran refugees 5_Aug_1968
He also appealed to the international community, religious organizations, and wealthy individuals in Igbo land to come to the assistance of such displaced “fellow brothers and sisters” whom he said, “may be facing untold hardship upon their return back home”