Chief Chikezie Nwogwu, the President-General of Igbo traditional rulers in the north has vowed that Igbo living in the 19 northern states will not leave the region on the October 1 deadline given by some Northern groups under the umbrella of Arewa youths.
He stated that much during a courtesy call on Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, while noting that Ndigbo has contributed immensely to the development of the northern region.
“We are not in support of division. We are saying that things should be done right,” Chief Nwogwu said.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command stated that it has not made any arrest despite the instruction of Governor El-Rufai that those behind the October 1 ultimatum be arrested.
While addressing the Igbo Northern traditional rulers, Governor El-Rufai said that the state has no room for hate speeches.
He also vowed that the state government will arrest and prosecute leaders of the Coalition of Northern youths who gave three months notice for Ndigbo to quit the north.
“Nobody can come to Kaduna State and say this nonsense. It is hate speech that kills. We are trying people for that. We have a duty to arrest them and put them before a judge.
“We will tell them that they cannot do that in Kaduna. We will go after them. They have gone underground. There may be reluctance on the part of some people to arrest them but we will arrest them,” he said.
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