President-General of the association, Mr. Ebenezer Chima, made the position of the association known at a joint news conference in Kano.
“We want to state categorically here that we, the Igbo residing and doing business in Kano, dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are strongly advocating peace and unity in the land,” Chima said.
While condemning “the unfortunate and avoidable crisis in Abia”, he called on all Igbos resident in the state to remain calm, promising nothing would happen to them.
According to Chima, “the state government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and security agents have given the assurance of adequate security of our lives and property.
“However, we join the South-East governors, the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo and other notable Igbo leaders, to ask the Federal Government to address the issues of equality and even distribution of our common wealth.
“This, we believe, will bring an end to the agitations in the country.’’
On his part, President of Ethnic Community Leaders Association in the state, Dr. Jimpat Ayelangbe, assured all non-indigenes of adequate security of their lives and property.
He said the assurance stemmed from the meetings they had with various leaders and security agencies in the state.
“ECLAK got the mandate to speak to the media by allaying fears of our people over the concern of their lives and property.
“ECLAK is interested in a united Nigeria because we believe that those not living in their states of origin should not contribute to disorganise the country.”