A group, Concerned Youths of Niger Delta (CYND) has given the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) 7 days grace period to apologize or risk attack on all Igbos and their properties in River State.
The group’s statement is a reaction to last weekend attack on the Minister of Transportation, Chief Chibuike Amaechi by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Madrid, Spain.
Worried by the IPOB action, which they described as a “national embarrassment”, the youths drawn from the six Niger Delta states of Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross River and Edo, threatened to destroy Igbo properties especially in Rivers State.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of their emergency meeting Saturday in Port Harcourt, the group’s National Coordinator , Commander Chikaru Oronda Ndamati, cautioned the IPOB over the attack on Amaechi and gave them seven days ultimatum to apologize to the Minister.
“The IPOB should remember that all the Igbos in South-South have and do businesses in Rivers State, particulary in Ikwere land which happens to be Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s ethnic nationality”.
“We are going to destroy all the Igbo properties in Ikwerre land and Niger Delta should they fail to tender an unreserved apology to Amaechi and the Ikwerre ethnic nationality within seven days”.
“Having accepted the responsibility of the attack on Amaechi in Spain, IPOB should also be ready to take full responsibility for any reaction that will come out from their dastardly act”, he said.
Other youth leaders in attendance at the briefing include , State Coordinators, Comrade Effiong Abang (Akwa Ibom); Hon. Ubong Stephens (Cross River); General Mike Gibson Saware (Bayelsa); Comrade Clement Jack Okarevu (Delta) and Comrade Jude Nosa Momoh (Edo).
The group therefore urged the Federal Government to take the matter before the international community to compel world leaders to always beef up security around Nigerian leaders on foreign trips.
They however called on FG to prevail on the Spanish authorities to extradite those arrested for such security breach in Spain for trial in Nigeria.