Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of a pro-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has responded to the attacks of the Indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB) group.
The now proscribed IPOB group branded Nwodo a ‘traitor’ on Thursday for organizing a meeting in the south-west instead of in the south-east.
Responding to the statements of IPOB, Nwodo said that he will Sabotage any attempt to cause a war in Igboland in the name of agitating for Biafra. He said this while addressing Igbo people at the National stadium during an interactive session on Restructuring.
He recalled how over 2 million Igbos lost their lives during the war and revealed that Southern leaders, governors and senators where all behind the calls for restructuring. He, however, criticized the calls for restructuring from the Nothern senators, calling it ‘Watery’.
Nwodo revealed that he was not against the agitations adding that Igbos were truly oppressed and marginalized. He also warned that no one should touch the IPOB youths.
“Nobody should touch these youths. They are my children. When I was their age, I was in the trench fighting for Biafra. My best friend died at the battlefront.
More than one million people were killed in the battle, one and half million people starved to death…you can’t be a youth then without going to the battlefront.
I can’t allow that to happen to my people again. That is why I will be a saboteur in any attempt to levy another war on Igboland. That is why Ohanaeze wants restructuring of Nigeria.”