Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide said it is seriously disturbed about the degenerating situation in Oyigbo and is seeking a meeting with Rivers State Gov. Nyesom Wike.
According to a statement by John Nnia Nwodo, the misdemeanors of some rampaging youths of both South South and South East origin and the inciting mindless and provocative statements that was made from abroad by the Leader of IPOB which inflamed passions on all sides has landed us in a regrettable situation.
“Pictures on the social media portray very inhuman and degrading treatment meted to innocent Igbos in Oyigbo,” he lamented.
Ohaneze expressed regret that the friendly and cordial relationship which existed between Igbos and their kit and kin in Rivers State is threatened by the development.
“So also is the threat to our solidarity with PANDEF and the entire people of the South South region of Nigeria,” he added
“We are in consultation with The Chairman of The South East Governors Forum, Gov Umahi who has kindly volunteered to arrange a meeting between us, Igbo leaders and the Governor of Rivers State to arrest further drift of this dangerous development.
“Innocent Igbos in Rivers State who are caught in between this sad development and whose lives and livelihood are threatened by it are assured that help is on the way and that Igbo leaders will never abandon them,” John Nwodo further added.