Ambush,Killings of Igbos in Kaduna Untrue – Igbo Leaders
Igbo Community Welfare Association on Friday said the social media video in circulation about the alleged ambush and killings of some Igbos at Kaduna State is not true and should be disregarded .
Speaking during a joint press conference with the state government at Nigeria Union of Journalists ,NUJ Correspondents Chapel today , the President General of Igbo Community Welfare Association , Barrister Chris Nnoly said after they saw the video, leaders of Igbo communities in Zaria and Kafanchan went round the state to investigate and later discovered that nothing of such happened in Kaduna .
While explainig that the video is untrue and inciting , he said those behind it are enemies of the Igbos.
He however said , the association has passed message to all Igbos in Kaduna to remain calm and law abiding .
Also speaking during the joint press conference , the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity ,Samuel Aruwan said , it is clear that the mischievous video is handiwork of dark forces bent on sowing and creating panic in communities .
He said further , ” As you can see , we are here with leadership of Igbo community in Kaduna state .The story is entirely false and mischievous .
” The Igbo community in Kaduna is safe ,like all our communities .Nobody is being attacked and nobody is relocating in fear.
The state government however urged the Igbos and others citizens residing in Kaduna to remain calm as the state government has put adequate security measures to protect lives and property of all citizens.
Aruwan , who noted that the man behind the unfortunate narrative lied, said , ” The attackers slaughtered Igbos, including women and children and their corpses were burnt along the luxurious bus .
“The so-called eyewitness then appealed to all Igbos residing in Kaduna and rest of the North to relocate to their of origin .And to also avoid traveling en masse considering mass killings that in the North .
“The Kaduna state government ,under leadership of Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai will continue to uphold and defend the right of every resident of the state to live in peace . Our state is a safe place for all that choose to call it home .
“The government vigorously condemns the use of social media for purpose of incitement ,falsehood and to cause distress to citizens.”