Kano Blast: Igbo Union disowns statements of ‘self-acclaimed leader’

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Tobias Idika had made inciting statements about the Kano blast.

The Igbo Community Association (ICA) in Kano State has dissociated itself from statements of one Tobias Idika on the recent bomb blast at a luxury bus motor park in Sabon Gari, Kano.

This is contained in a statement signed by the President-General of the association, Chi Nwogu, and issued in Kano on Friday. Mr. Nwogu stated that Mr. Idika is “just a self-acclaimed President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in the state and therefore does not represent the interest of the Igbos in Kano.”

“We want to state emphatically here that he (Idika) is not an Igbo leader and does not represent the interest of the Igbos in Kano,” he added.

According to the statement, Mr. Idika’s inflammable statements and publications are capable of inciting the Igbos against their host government with which it had sustainable cordial relationship.

“His reckless statements had sent inciting signals to our kith and kin at home and in Diaspora because of his misrepresentation of facts about the attack. We want to use this opportunity to say that the incident was not targeted at any particular ethnic group as the casualties cut across all tribes of Nigeria,” he said.

The union appealed to both the Federal and Kano State Governments to compensate the families of the deceased and injured victims as well as owners of the burnt buses.

“We also wish to reiterate our earlier call on the Federal Government to extend financial assistance to Kano State Government, to enable it sustain the gains so far achieved in fighting insecurity in the state,” he union leader added.


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