The silence of Northern leaders over hate songs against Igbos circulating in the Northern part of the country is given Ohaneze Ndi Igbo serious worry.
The group has therefore called on the Federal Government to deal with the situation decisively.
It said failure to do so will compel the group to hold the Nigerian government responsible for the consequences “this abdication of responsibility will provoke”
President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Chief John Nwodo in a statement said it is strange and surprising that northern leaders are keeping quiet on the hate songs against Igbos in the North.
Nwodo said: “The current Hausa hate song trending in the social media is despicable, sad and disappointing. Ohanaeze is appalled that prominent leaders in the north (with the exception of a few), have allowed this development to flourish without reproach.
“The Arewa youths have stoked the embers of hatred to a discomforting temperature. The toleration of their criminal conduct has potrayed the Federal government as biased and unfair.”
“Their quit notice to fellow Nigerians to leave any part of Nigeria strikes at the fundamental rights of citizenship. It is a call for the dissolution of the country. Their call for an inventory and seizure of assets of Nigerians living in the North is conversion. It amounts to a day light robbery of lawful property.
“The declaration of mop up action after October 1st, 2017 to deal with those who resist their quit notice order is a declaration of war. It is surprising that on top of all these a hate song calling for more hatred, despise and “abortion” has been allowed to fester.
“Yet no one is arrested. All the orders of arrest from Kaduna state and the IGP seem to be ambivalent and unreal. The youths meet freely with Governors of Northern Nigeria and Northern leaders showing that they enjoy their support.
“This development signals the beginning of a national catastrophe which if not nipped in the bud will snowball into incalculable damage to our continued existence as one country”. he said