Killings in the north: Return home if they don’t want you, Orji tells Ndi Igbo

By ANAYO OKOLI

UMUAHIA — FOLLOWING the incessant killing if Ndi Igbo in some parts of the North, Abia State governor, Theodore Orji, has advised Igbo resident in that part of the country to come home if they were no longer wanted by their host communities.

Governor Orji’s position was prompted by the latest motor park bombing in Kano which caused the death of scores of Ndi Igbo.

According to him, if Ndigbo are continuously being killed in the North, it meant that they were not accepted and the best option for them was to think home where their safety was guaranteed.

He said:  “No sane person will continue living in an atmosphere where his life is at stake.”

He pointed out that home remained the most comfortable place for anyone whose life was in danger.

Governor Orji also spoke on the death of Prof. Chinua Achebe, saying though he was a respected Igbo son, his death had not created political leadership vacuum for Ndi Igbo because he was not a political leader of Ndi Igbo but a literary icon.

The governor maintained that Ndi Igbo still had leaders but noted that the problem of Ndigbo was who to galvanise the rest of the people and give them focus.

Orji, however, said that if Ndigbo could choose a credible leader and rally round him, the region would forge ahead.

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