An Igbo Youth group has expressed outrage over the reported attack on the Igbo residents in Sokoto State on Saturday.
Several reports in the media indicated that businesses of the Igbo in Sokoto were subjects of attack as Muslims protested the arrest of two suspects involved in the killing of Miss Deborah Samuel, a female student accused of blasphemy. The protesters who in general are Muslims started destroying the properties of the Igbos living in the state which had no hands in the blasphemy or at the attack of the said date Deborah.
The protesters were said to have attacked and looted shops belonging to South-Easterners.
In a statement made available to journalists yesterday, the leader of Igbo youth council, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said it was enraged that Ndigbo could become subject of attack over an issue they knew nothing about.
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike stated that it was provocative that such mayhem could be unleashed on the peace-loving Igbo resident in Sokoto State