Some distinguished businessmen within the South-East led by Nigerian politician Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, have referred to as on northern merchants within the area to offer them with an estimate of the losses incurred on account of assaults by Biafran agitators.
They made this recognized throughout a gathering involving Igbo leaders and northern enterprise leaders within the South-East.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its safety arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been accused of finishing up assaults on authorities establishments, safety forces and people, together with northerners and their companies.
At the assembly held in Owerri, Imo State on Wednesday, the Igbo businessmen pledged to do every part potential to make sure the protection and well-being of the northerners residing of their space.
They additionally requested the northen merchants to report all losses incurred as a result of killings and destruction of property
The Igbo tribesmen mentioned they are going to convene one other convention within the North, and promised that every part shall be wonderful inside a short while.
Speaking throughout the assembly, Nwuanyanwu promised that they might guarantee a return to normalcy.
“If they’re sincere Nigerians, we must always assist them (affected merchants). As quickly as we’ve individuals such as you speaking to them, we must always assist them,” he mentioned.
On his half, head of the Northern Livestock Dealers Association, Alhaji Yau Ali, mentioned members of the affiliation attended the assembly as a result of they wished to take motion on the killings of northerners within the south-east.
Some Igbo activists have expressed concern over the scenario, saying Igbo individuals have investments in numerous elements of northern Nigeria.
They say there are at the very least 11 million Igbo individuals residing in northern Nigeria.