The President-General Of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide (a pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation), Chief Nnia Nwodo, has condemned the violent killing of some Igbo and other Nigerians in South Africa.
He made known that the apex body was not happy with the recent trend.
Mr Emeka Ezinteje, who is the the Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo in South Africa said that Nwodo was represented by Chief Julius Osakwe, the chapter’s President at the event.
Nnia Nwodo meanwhile advised Igbo living in the country, to eschew violence while speaking at the annual Igbo Day and New Yam Festival (Iriji Ndi Igbo) in Johannesburg on Sunday,the 7th of October 2018.
“There is no need to resort to violence in settling disputes among yourselves and your hosts since there are other civilized avenues to do so,’’ Ezinteje, in a statement, quoted Nwodo as saying.
He urged them to live peacefully as brothers and sisters and work for the progress of Ndigbo always.
Ezinteje used the occasion to call for synergy between pro-Biafran activists and Ohanaeze leadership to make Igbo speak with one voice on matters of national interest.
Mr Godwin Adama, Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa attended the event, while Eze Jonas Udeji, Traditional Prime Minister of Igbo in South Africa performed the necessary traditional rites/rituals.