#EndSARS: people instigating violence not speaking for Ndigbo – Group

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An international organization, Igbos for Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) has condemned inciting statements from certain persons within and outside Nigeria encouraging youths of extraction to take up arms and cause mayhem against other .


a on Friday signed by its President, Mr Lawrence Onuzulike and Media Chief, Mr Okeke Oliver, titled “A call to trade with caution” the group regretted the attribution of the EndSARS protest to agenda, insisting was a national action.


youths the zone to shun such wicked directive, calling on traditional and community leaders as well as parents to warn subjects, children and wards to desist from actions capable of creating tension and destroying lives and property irrespective of the owners.

The partly read, “Those instigating violence are not speaking for , especially, as they are giving the impression that there was the hand of Esau the protest the first place.

“Whatever be the case, we stand as representatives of the Igbos in own right, to address and discourage teaming youths not to adhere to such a wicked directive.


“Though not the best time to point fingers, but is now becoming clearer the true identity of the true enemies of the Igbos.


“Anyone who claims he/she is interested in the wellbeing of the Igbos, should start by encouraging brothers and sisters both home and abroad to return home and lend a helping hand in the development of the region.

“Otherwise, any inciting statements or actions aimed against the lives of other people and destroying infrastructures that are in the first place, grossly inadequate in the region or any region for that matter can only mean that the perpetrators are the real enemies we seek.


“Igbos are some of the most traveled citizens in Nigeria, with large percentage of investments domesticated in other regions of Nigeria other than in land.

“Hence, anyone who thinks he loves the Igbos should know that the best advise to give even in the height of any provocation, is certainly not to ask for the destruction of lives and property.

“We’re a pro-Nigeria group of Igbo patriots working for the unity and of Nigeria; adept disciples of One Nigeria as a political philosophy.”


The Nation