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Igbo Community Leader in Jos Igwe Professor JEC Calls for Calm and Peace Building

The Leader of the Igbo community in Jos, Igwe Professor JEC Obilong, the Ochi Ndigbo has further called for calm following the unfortunate reaction and attacks within the Jos Metropolis in response to the agitation by Independent People of Biafra in South Eastern Nigeria, which led to an unrest yesterday evening 14th September 2017.

He described it as an ugly and unexpected incident which came at a time when everyone on the Plateau was living in peace and harmony stating that "despite our individual and ethnic differences we have always found a common ground to live together". 

Igwe Professor JEC Obilong thanked Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, for his prompt action in restoring Peace and Order on the Plateau and urged all to be law abiding citizens and ensure that the efforts of the Government and Security agencies do not go in vain. Further calling on the Federal Government to handle all agitation issues with caution and use the intervention of the state governors as it is fast spreading across Nigeria.

Finally he mentioned that whatever happens in the South East must not send a negative massage or affect what is happening on the Plateau as they (Igbo Community in Plateau) were living and doing their businesses lawfully and so should not be adjudged differently.