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“Violence will never resolve the country’s problems” – Igbo group condemns IPOB

The National Igbo Cultural Association of Nigeria’s Adamawa chapter has condemned the Indigenous People of Biafra’s secession attempt (IPOB).

Chief Fidelis Umeh, the chapter’s President-General, stated this at a news conference in Yola on Saturday, June 5.

Umeh condemned IPOB’s activities, stating that violence will never resolve Nigeria’s problems.

“Violence will never resolve the country’s problems. “Let us learn to live in harmony and abstain from bitterness,” he stated.

Umeh then expressed his condolences to the Adamawa people for the death of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan who was assassinated in Imo on May 30.

“On behalf of the Igbo community, we extend our condolences to Adamawa’s government and people, as well as to the late Gulak’s family.”

“It was shocking to learn that Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, the former Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, had been assassinated in Imo state; his death has caused us great pain.

“We, the Adamawa Igbo community, are not pleased with what happened to Gulak.”

Umeh added that since Gulak’s assassination, no one has threatened the lives of Igbo people in the state, adding that “we are living and conducting our businesses peacefully.”

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