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Igbo reject Almajirai relocation to Southeast

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South East Leaders have vowed to resist the influx of the Almajirai into the region.

Their leaders lamented the increasing relocation of the Northern youths despite the interstate travel ban by the Federal Government.

The highest Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo National Council (INC) and the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) called for a halt to the influx.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) also kicked against the development.

They accused security agencies of complicity in the free movement of the Almajirai, which they said makes a mockery of the ban.

Ohanaeze President in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said the Federal Government has failed to effectively enforce its order.

He said it was left for the people to protect themselves.

“The Federal Government is not ready to protect us. We must take our security in our hands. No other person can do that.

“We’re ready and we warn those without a mission in the state to find alternative abodes. This state can’t contain us and them,” Ogene said.

INC described the relocation of the Amajirai to the Southeast as an assault on the Ndigbo.

Its President, Chilos Confident, expressed dismay at what he called the clandestine movement of the Almajirai into various communities and towns in Igboland.

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