Ango Abdullahi lied saying that many northerners were killed in the southeast during the #EndSARS protest – Elders of the north
Northern elders said it was not true that many people from the northern part of the country were killed in the southeast during the #EndSARS protests.
This comes after Professor Ango Abdullahi recently released a controversial statement.
The elders, who strongly condemned this statement, asked the Nigerians to ignore it, saying that this was Abdullahi’s personal opinion, and not the general position of the elders of the North, as he mistakenly described.
Northern elders, under the auspices of the Northern Elders Coalition for Peace and Development, in their statement described Professor Abdullahi’s statement as “false, unfortunate, insensitive, insensitive and intended to incite Nigerians.” against each other ”.
He insisted that the statement could provoke ethnic killings, and asked Nigerians not to fall prey to his antics.
In a statement signed by the national coordinator of the Ingres. Zana Goni and national women’s leader Haji Mario Bichi, elders from the north, said Abdullahi acted alone in his statement, insisting that they were not part of him.
They said the elderly statesman’s baseless claim of murder while Nigerians were overcoming the tragic experience of the civil war, building bridges and working to strengthen national reconciliation was the least unfortunate.
“We want to condemn in the strongest terms the statement of an elderly statesman from our region, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, cultured and respected, that Igbo killed many Nordics in the southeast during the #EndSARS protest, which was taken over by some sponsored criminal elements.
“This statement is untrue, regrettable, numb, numb, and intended to set Nigerians against each other. It is least regrettable to make this unfounded claim, especially at a time when the Nigerians have overcome the painful experience of the civil war and are building bridges and strengthening national reconciliation.
“We want Nigerians to know that Professor Ango Abdullahi’s statement was his personal opinion and did not reflect the position of the northern elders as he described,” the statement said.
He added that “we expect a senior statesman of his status with this level of education to know the difference between crime and an ethnic agenda.
“What happened in some southeastern states was pure crime, not an Igbo agenda, and was not unique to the region.
“How can you say that the Igbo people killed the Nords? There is nothing more deceiving than this. “
According to the statement, “people were killed and property destroyed in various parts of the country, including parts of the north. It would be unfair to attribute this act of some lost perverts as a collective Igbo agenda. “
“It is a fact that during and after the uprising, so many Igbo groups stood up to condemn the attacks of these criminals and even shared information with the security forces, which led to the arrest of many of these lost youths.
“Prominent groups in Igbo land have also publicly denounced the activities of the outlawed indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB. Therefore, we are interested in where prof. Ango pulled out his truth.
“It is our humble request to send our comments, especially those that can incite hatred throughout the country.”
“We must continue to preach national unity and work together to defeat crime in our country, instead of attributing this act to a specific region,” they said.
“Therefore, we ask our brother from the North and South to completely ignore this statement.”