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The Youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reaffirmed its commitment to a united, prosperous Nigeria.
The group made this known in a statement by Its president, Ambassador Arthur Obiora, on Tuesday. The youths, however, lashed out at those who torched the statue of the first president of Nigeria and Igbo icon, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, vowing that they would not go unpunished. According to them, carrying out that ugly act was a complete disrespect to the Igbo people.
The Sociocultural group equally condoled with the people of South West, South East and South-South zones especially those who lost loved ones and property during the EndSARS protests which were witnessed in various parts of the country.
The Apex group also warned youths across all sections to desist from making utterances capable of plunging Nigeria into avoidable chaos.
‘We also commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and all the state governments that have suffered great economic loss due to the massive vandalism and looting that took place these past couple of days.
‘We pray that peace is restored immediately so that rebuilding and restoration will commence immediately. We commend our brothers and sisters in the northern part of the country who resisted all forms of provocation instigated by traitors who do not mean well for our country.
The statement further read;
‘We acknowledge that we are one people, with a common goal and destiny. Our greatness will only be realized when we work together as one people…
‘Finally, Ohaneze will like to reaffirm and pledge our commitment and support to a united Nigeria.”We pray that God will continue to bless and keep us together and united.’
Recall that the End SARS protest which was initially peaceful across the country was later hijacked by hoodlums who went on to destroy lives and property under the guise of the End SARS protests.
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