The apex Igbo Socio-Cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the alleged murder of scores of Igbo in Ebonyi State by herdsmen.
The Professor George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze, however directed Igbo ethnic nationality to defend themselves, warning that they will not tolerate unjust killing of her people.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, described the killings as “senseless and gruesome”.
According to him, “we owes it a duty to condemn violence any where in Nigeria; but warns that “the Igbo cannot fold their arms while being massacred.
“The Igbo love for peace is not in doubt but will not allow persons or groups to take undue advantage of the Igbo discipline, fortitude, hospitality and decent Civilization”.
He continued: “I still urge the Igbo youths to beat a retreat. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World-Wide, Ambassador Prof. George Obiozor is most disturbed about all these and has assured that the siege scenario in Igbo land cannot continue”.