A group under the aegis of Concerned Youths of Niger Delta (CYND) has threatened to attack all Igbo interests in River State following weekend attack on the Minister of Transportation, Chief Chibuike Amaechi by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Madrid, Spain.
Worried by the development which they described as a “National embarrassments”, the youths drawn from the six Niger Delta States of Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross River and Edo, threatened to destroy Igbo properties especially in Rivers State.
Speaking to Newsmen at the end of their emergency meeting yesterday (Saturday) in Port Harcourt, the group’s National Coordinator , Commander Chikaru Oronda Ndamati, warned IPOB against venting their anger on Amaechi and other national leaders over their personal grievances and gave them seven days ultimatum to apologize to the Minister.
According to him, “The IPOB should remember that all the Igbos in South-South have and do businesses in Rivers State, particulary in Ikwere land which happens to be Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s ethnic nationality”.
“We are going to destroy all the Igbo properties in Ikwerre land and Niger Delta should they fail to tender an unreserved apology to Amaechi and the Ikwerre ethnic nationality within seven days”.
“Having accepted the responsibility of the attack on Amaechi in Spain, IPOB should also be ready to take full responsibility for any reaction that will come out from their dastardly act”, he said.
Other youth leaders in attendance at the briefing include , State Coordinators, Comrade Effiong Abang (Akwa Ibom); Hon. Ubong Stephens (Cross River); General Mike Gibson Saware (Bayelsa); Comrade Clement Jack Okarevu (Delta) and Comrade Jude Nosa Momoh (Edo).
The group therefore urged the Federal Government to take the matter before the International Community to compel World Leaders to always beef up security around Nigerian leaders on foreign trips.
They also called on the FG to prevail
on the Spanish Authorities to extradite those arrested for such security breach in Spain for trial in Nigeria.