The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has said that what the Igbo ethnic group wants is “justice, equity and fairness,” not Biafra.
Uzodinma said this while delivering his opening address at the first South-East security meeting held on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The meeting was attended by his counterparts from the other states in the South-East as well as security chiefs and other stakeholders in the region.
The Governor seized the opportunity to debunk the theories concerning the recent attacks on the Owerri Custodial Centre and the state Police Command by gunmen.
He said, “Following Monday’s attacks in Owerri and the preceding ones in various parts of the South-East, many people have come up with varying degrees of theories concerning the motive of the attackers and its consequences on our people. The most ridiculous of these theories is the one that posits that Igbo no longer want to be part of Nigeria hence their belligerence and predilection for war and violence.
“Nothing can be further from the truth. Perhaps that is the intendment of these merchants of violence across Igboland. But that is a wicked and malicious conspiracy theory, concocted by enemies of Ndigbo. Let us therefore in one voice declare here and now that the South-East is not at war with the federal government. If anything, we are on the same page in not only condemning terrorism anywhere in Nigeria but in fighting the same with all the arsenals at our behest.