The lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday warned against ethnic profiling of Igbo people, adding that they are not killers.
The former Governor of Imo State stated this during the centenary celebration in honour of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, the late Michael Okpara, in Abuja.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to stop the ethnic profiling of the Igbo.”
“They are not murderers, otherwise they won’t be in Kano or Lagos doing business.”
“Indeed, we are passing through one of the ugliest moments of our history,” he said.
This is coming a few days after the former Special Adviser on politics to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak was killed by unknown gunmen in Imo State.
Gulak, who conducted the APC primary election in Imo State prior to the 2019 general elections, had accused Okorocha of taking him hostage and forcing him to announce the results in his favour.
In another development, the general overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has stated that Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho and other agitation will drop their grievance when they see things getting better in the country.
Naija News reports that Sunday Igboho and other Yoruba youths have been calling for the creation of a separate nation called Oduduwa Republic (Oodua).
Speaking to BBC Yoruba, Tunde Bakare said such agitations are a result of the state of affairs in the country.
The article was originally published on Nigeria News