Igbo reject Almajirai relocation to Southeast

THE Igbo on Tuesday vowed to resist the influx of the Almajirai in the Southeast.

Their leaders lamented the increasing relocation of the Northern youths despite the interstate travel ban by the Federal Government.

The highest Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo National Council (INC) and the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) called for a halt to the influx.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) also kicked against the development.

They accused security agencies of complicity in the free movement of the Almajirai, which they said makes a mockery of the ban.

Ohanaeze President in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said the Federal Government has failed to effectively enforce its order.

He said it was left for the people to protect themselves.

(The Nation)