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The National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Dr. Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia has said some unknown persons who claim to be working for Mr. Simon Ekpa, have threatened to kill him.

In a statement, Ogbonnia said he has been receiving calls by unknown persons who accused him planning to kill their leader Mr Ekpa and would kill him before he does so.

He said he had never contemplated such, adding that he is neither a member of any military organisation nor trained to use weapon and can’t even hurt a fly at his age.

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“Since four days ago, my phone has been inundated with phone calls by unknown persons alleging that I want to kill Mr. Simon Ekpa and that they will kill me first, before I kill their leader Mr. Ekpa,” Ogbonnia said.

“Of course, that I can or will kill Ekpa is the most mischievous and satanic of all the statements in this world. It is a common knowledge that I don’t have the capacity to kill. I am neither trained as a soldier nor as a police officer or in any paramilitary organisation with a duty to respond to threats to life and property. At my age, I cannot even kill a fly, talk more of a global Leviathan in the person of Mr. Ekpa.”

He said he only expressed his view that impact of sit-at-home being declared and enforced in Southeast has done more harm than good also distanced Ohanaeze from the exercise.

“Undoubtedly, I expressed the view that the Igbo have become uncomfortable with the sit-at-home syndrome in the South East of Nigeria and that the persistent sit-at-home has caused the Igbo more harm than good. I also absolved the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the lingering sit at home in the South East, indicating that Ohanaeze is a persuasive and not a coercive organisation, thus does not have the capacity to stop the sit at home.

“I added that if the federal government feels that the security of Nigeria is being threatened by anybody or a group, it is the duty of the government and not Ohanaeze to take the necessary action.

“I emphasized that Ohanaeze Ndigbo has appealed to our son, Mr. Ekpa to come home for a dialogue and that we will continue to appeal for peace in the South East. This is the Ohanaeze position and indeed that of the Igbo Leaders.

“Let it be known that in spite of the threat to my life and indeed every other patriotic Igbo leader, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) will continue to remind the Igbo youths that it is a contradiction to face the barrel of the gun inwards. The primary duty of a freedom fighter is to defend and protect his people, and not the contrary.

“It is inconceivable how the destruction of Igbo economy through the intermittent sit at home syndrome will resonate with the central philosophy and aspirations of the Igbo in the present Nigeria.

“Finally, I wish to assure our son, Mr. Simon Ekpa, that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is interested in his well-being, and cannot contemplate nor be a party to neutralizing or killing him. The mischief makers are once again at work. There is no record where an officer of Ohanaeze has ever killed or taken part in a conspiracy to kill an Igbo or any person for that matter. Part of our duty, as leaders, is to appeal to our sons of all persuasions that we can work together in the interest of the Igbo.”

 


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