Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has assured the Northern Governors of the safety of lives and properties of their people within the Southeast region of Nigeria regardless of the clash between the Nigeria army and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ikpeazu disclosed this on Tuesday when he received the Northern Governors in Abia State alongside some of his Southeast Governors, who also noted that the activities of IPOB won’t have any direct impact on Northerners.
“Well, I assured them of the safety of lives and property of everybody that resides in Abia whether you are an Abian or not an Abian. I swore with the Bible to protect lives and property and because I take such things seriously, I will continue to protect the lives and property of my brothers and sisters irrespective of where they come from.
“You know that the mainstay of our economy in Abia State is trade and commerce and I do not think it will augur well for our economy if we make our kitchen the theater of Biafra.
“A native wisdom in my place says you shouldn’t allow the fight to ensue from your mother’s kitchen. It is my responsibility also to grow prosperity from my state.”