The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Reverend Anthony Obinna has raised the alarm over alleged plans by herdsmen to wipe out Igbos across the country.
The Archbishop in a letter dated Monday, 1 June titled ‘Defend our home and lands’ and addressed to Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, called for immediate action to stop alleged mass killings of the Igbos in their home states and other places in Nigeria.
Obinna stated that ‘In the midst of the fear, panic and anxiety caused by the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic, it is unfortunate, sad and very distressing that our people are being subjected to vicious threats and acts of invasion, massacre and sack from herdsmen from the Northern part of Nigeria.’
He said further that ‘the hatred against Igbos had been demonstrated by Nigeria’s brutal war against Igbos who had decided to live on their own as Biafrans away from a Nigeria that had rejected them with so many merciless killings in cold blood.
See letter below: