The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has berated the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu over comments that makes the Igbos appear as secessionists.
Ohaneze Ndigbo said it would continue to seek justice, peace and fairness in its dealings with all Nigerians.
Speaking at the grand reception in honour of Ndigbo in Lagos, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, insisted that the future of Biafra is beyond the capacity of young men.
Obiozor, who is a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States called on the Igbo to pursue restructuring, adding that it is the best solution for the country to move forward.
He said, “The greatest affliction of man is insecurity. With insecurity, nothing happens that is positive. Among Igbo, one of the challenges we are faced with is security threat both within the Igbo zone and within the country as a whole.
“The Igbo nation is not at war with Nigeria and we are not intending to go into war or demand a separate existence from Nigeria. So Igbo are not secessionists.
“Concerning the problems and the fingers pointed at Igbo because of Nnamdi Kanu, Nnamdi is our son and he must listen to us! The future of Biafra is well beyond the capacity of young men.
“Everybody should stop utterances or actions that will or have the tendencies to put Ndigbo in present and immediate danger. That is what my message is in this matter.
“Biafra requires mature and experience handling and not a child’s play. Children should stop playing with fire and children shouldn’t play with fire. Nnamdi Kanu is one of us. He is our son and he must listen to some of us because he’s one of us.”