Some rich prominent businessmen in the South-East led by Nigerian politician Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, have made a call on northern traders in the region to give them an estimate of the losses incurred as a result of attacks by Biafran agitators.
The group made this call during a meeting involving Igbo leaders and northern business leaders in the South-East.
Recall that infoxclusive reported that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been accused of carrying out attacks on security personnel, government institutions and individuals, including northerners and their businesses.
The Igbo prominent men, at the meeting held in Owerri, Imo State on Wednesday, pledged to do everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of the northerners living in the southeast region.
Following this, they asked the northerner traders to report all losses incurred due to the killings and destruction of lives and property by ndigbo.
The group further disclosed that they will host another conference in the North, and promised that everything will be fine within a short period of time.
Emmanuel Nwuanyanwu speaking during the meeting promised that they would ensure that things became normal again.
“If they are honest Nigerians, we should help them (affected traders). As soon as we have people like you talking to them, we should help them,” he said.
On his part, head of the Northern Livestock Dealers Association, Alhaji Yau Ali, said members of the association attended the meeting because they wanted to take action on the killings of northerners in the south-east.
Some Igbo activists have expressed concern over the situation, saying Igbo people have investments in various parts of northern Nigeria.
They say there are at least 11 million Igbo people living in northern Nigeria.
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