From David Hassan, Gombe
Following agitations by Nigerians that Igbo’s may break up to create its nation, President General Ohaneze Indi Igbo chief John Nwodo has emphasized that there is need our differences as a nation and forge ahead.
Chief Nwodo stated this yesterday in Gombe when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Charles Iliya at the chamber of the deputy governor’s office.
He said our diversity and culture as a nation remain the same where agitations and rumor of untrue stories concerning unnecessary killing of northerners inorder to create a nation in the south is not true.
The President- General Ohaneze indi Igbo also said Nigeria is united and the unity will continue to reign in ensuring peaceful coexistence among the people.
According to him, in the last civil war in 1966 Nigeria lost over 3million people noting that out of these number 1.5million children lost their lives.
He called on Nigerians to embrace peace to enable our nation strive, adding that enough is enough for any civil war in the country.
While commended Gombe state government for its laudable achievements Ohaneze indi igbo appeal to government not to relent to protect lives and property of Igbo’s in Gombe.
Responding, governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who was represented by the deputy Mr. Charles Iliya assured Ohaneze Indi Igbo and his members of government commitment to protect the lives and property of Igbo’s in the state.
He said government will do everything possible in ensuring that lives and property of citizens are protected.
According to him, governor Dankwambo ealier summoned Traditional rulers, Religious leaders, and indeed security agencies for a meeting to showcase on the need on how to preach peace among people in communities.