The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) to stop threatening former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen- Azubuike Ihejirika.
NEF threatened to sue Ihejirika at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, for alleged extra-judicial killings.
The forum’s spokesman, Prof. Ango Abudullahi, issued a communiqué, accusing Ihejirika and six others of alleged extra-judicial killings in Bama and Giwa Barracks in Borno State.
Reacting yesterday in Awka, Anambra State Chairman of Ohanaeze, Chief Chris Eluemunoh, described the threat as “an empty one, adding that attempt by anybody to embarrass Ihejirika would be resisted.
He said: “If they try it, they will meet fire. We have records of the atrocities committed against Ndigbo, but we keep quiet in the interest of our country.
“Let them try anything funny, they will see Ndigbo in their true colourS.”
Eluemunoh said the support of Ndigbo for President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term was not an open cheque.
Said he: “We are not thinking of an Igbo president next year. Our stand is that Ndigbo will support Jonathan for a second term.
“But he needs to talk with us and assure us of certain things, such as a second Niger Bridge, railway across the Southeast, especially in Onitsha, among others.”