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“Northerners Planning To Attack & Take Over Igbo Businesses” – Ohanaeze Threatens Reprisal

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“Northerners Planning To Attack & Take Over Igbo Businesses” – Ohanaeze Threatens Reprisal

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Feb 9, 2015 – “Northerners Planning To Attack & Take Over Igbo Businesses” – Ohanaeze Threatens Reprisal

Ohanaeze youths have threatened reprisal if the Igbo are attacked in the North before, during and after the elections.

The youths under the aegis of the Ohanaeze Youths Council (OYC) promised to work with other ethnic nationalities, especially the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), to ensure the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Executive Council of the group, led by its President, Chief Okechukwu Isiguzoro, spoke in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, yesterday after a visit to the IYC President, Mr. Udens Eradiri.

He urged the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), who is also the Niger State governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, to advise his colleagues to ensure security for the Igbo.
Isiguzoro said although the Igbo were advised to remain calm, any attack on them would be retaliated in the Southeast and Southsouth.

He said the call for NGF to provide security became necessary, following security reports that some northerners were planning to instigate violence to take over the businesses and homes of the Igbo.

The youth leader said the people were angry because most Ndigbo supported Jonathan’s re-election.
Isiguzoro, who inaugurated the Bayelsa State chapter of the OYC, led by Chief Chinedu Aturchukwu, said they were awaiting a statement from Governor Aliyu to reassure the Igbo of their safety.
He said if the governor failed, the Igbo would have no option but to begin the exodus to their ancestral homes.

His words:

“Although we have asked the Igbo in the North to remain calm and stay focused on voting for President Jonathan, we have uncovered a plot by some elements in the North to promote tension and cripple the Igbo businesses worth billions of naira.

“They are also planning to take over their businesses. We urge Governor Aliyu to assure the Igbo of their safety because if there is any attack on them, there will be retaliation.”

On the postponement of elections, he said the youth supported the shift to enable eligible voters get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).




  1. Metu Nyetu

    February 10, 2015 at 4:11 AM

    Readiness 4 war guarantees peace; weapons of war becom weapons of peace.


    February 10, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    Simple and short i said here last week that is the only thing all this almajiri is good in to kill and take over.

  3. obi

    February 10, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    until Nigerians open their eye and see that people from the north are ***** to the development of Nigeria and cut them off, Nigeria will never develop.
    I hate peace when I see no justice. I support the call for war if the ibos are being attacked in the north.

    • Fairness

      February 10, 2015 at 3:20 PM

      @Obi, I concur with you all the way. Some people have outrightly refused to acknowledge this fact. Nigeria is being held behind by the northerners. There are no two ways of saying it.

  4. mulikat

    February 10, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    let the ibos sale their property and relocate to eastern or niger-delter that all,why they want to die their.i just pray my Odu people relocate their families sale some of their property b4 the elecetion come,cos it may led to war cos Mr. Bad luck is do or die,he know he cant win,but he will rig and force it self to office.

  5. DAN

    February 10, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Born to rule people.that is why they bering. boko haram.

  6. Balox

    February 10, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    There is no way a tyrant like buhari can get more votes dan goodluck, buhari is a total miscreant, and a coup leader who overtrew a democratically elected govt. He wil surely lick his wounds come march 28

  7. nicole

    February 10, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Na by force, abeg leave their domain and relocate to Bayelsa your president’s home town he will provide you people with enough security.


    February 10, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Igbos have never learnt anything from the history of the Nigerian civil war and its unlikely they will ever change their normadic habit. Several decades after the Nigerian civil war and massive return of Igbos to the South Eastern Nigeria in the 60s, Igbos are still concerned about being hounted out of the north and their businesses. Is it not time for the Ohanaeze to rethink their cronic migrating habit and concentrate in developing their their home states to make it attractive for other Nigerians to feel comfortable and own properties there. Not until Igbos change their migration mentality and begin to build confidence with the rest of Nigerians as to their tendencies for criminality; Igbos will continue to live in other parts of Nigeria as strangers. Is it not ironic that only the Igbos feel this despondent anytime there is problem of any kind in Nigeria.? Igbos should think much more deeply and change their “ways”

  9. burkina faso

    February 10, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Is good for the OYC to be stragetic, but collaborating with the Niger Deltans is a bad development. Sentiments apart, the Igbos should not forget so soon how they were disappointed by the same people during the Biafran war. Let the Igbos believe in themselves and stop depending on any ethnic group. We have the resemblance of this where Nigeria would not want to urinate without the assistance of America or Us. Divine intervention is my prayer for this country at this critical moment. There will be no war, by God’s grace. Let every good Nigerian stop blaming INEC, PDP or APC but wait with patience the strange formular which God will use to deliver us from these quagmires.

  10. Susan

    February 10, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Let them relocate back 2 east and see if they will make it they will all die wit hunger wat do ibo have? If not 2 cheat people abegi goodluck till 2019

  11. Peace

    February 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Susan or whatever you call yourself, it’s ****and your boko haram family will die in hunger, blood suckers, I don’t blame you but my people in north who is wasting their time there in north and think their are helping them self. May you not live to see the end of this election for insult my people. you are already *****. God **** and your boko haram generation ****OL

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