A Northern Youth Groups, in what they tagged: “The Kaduna Declaration”
had given all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria three
months to relocate to their places of origin.
A visit to some motor parks by DAILY POST, have shown that in northern
Nigeria on Thursday showed that many Igbos are already returning to the
East to avoid being harmed.
When a reporter visited the God is Good Motor Park in Mando, Kaduna
State on Thursday, the park was filled to the brim with Igbos, who are
heading to their country home.
A man who gave his name as Ifeanyi Odozie, an electric appliance dealer said he doesn’t want to risk the life of his family.
“I have been in this place for thirty years but I think I have
overstayed my welcome here. I will take my family to the village and
return by next week to sell off some of my belongings here,” he said.
When reminded that the federal government had since ordered the arrest
of those behind the threat, the father of six angrily said,
“the federal government wont be there to save us when problem starts.
“Since they gave they order, who has been arrested? I also have my village, it is high time I returned home.”
Another lady, who gave her name as Chioma Okoye, said she sells second hand clothes at the Kaduna Central market in Kaduna.
“I want to go and rest for a while. I really don’t know what these
people are up to. I will come back when they are ready to accommodate
us,” she said.
Similarly, a trip to the Kofar Ruwa Market park of the Peace Mass
Transit in Kano also showed that Igbos are already returning to their
home towns in droves.
Daily Post reporters spotted some person with their belongings,
including, mattresses, cooking pots, boxes of clothes, and other home
When approached ,one of the travelers, who gave his name as Mazi Obiekwe, he angrily said,
“go and ask Buhari and his kinsmen why they want us to leave their land.”
When prodded further how long he has been in Kano, he simply said,
“Seems they sent you after me this morning. Don’t let me invoke ‘amadioha’ to punish you.”
Meanwhile, prominent Nigerians, including the president, senators, past
leaders have affirmed that every Nigerian has the right to live in any
part of the country.