The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide yesterday urged pro-Biafra agitators to join peace moves to secure Igbo people everywhere.
Its President-General Prof George Obiozor, appealed to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to join its peace mission.
He said it was part of the resolutions of the reconciliation committee set up by Southeast governors during its inaugural meeting at the Ohanaeze headquarters in Enugu last Tuesday.
Ohanaeze also invited IPOB’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) the Biafra National Guard (BNG), the Biafran Zionist Movement BZM, amongst others, to be part of the peace talks.
Obiozor, in a statement by the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary Chiedozie Ogbonnia, said it was for the safety of Ndigbo wherever they are.
“The committee, which has started consultations with stakeholders and leaders across the region, the country and the diaspora, stated categorically that there is no substitute for peace.
“The ultimate objective of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and indeed every Igbo is to ensure peace, development, security and safety of Ndigbo wherever they are particularly in their homeland.
“Igbo everywhere should make every effort and contributions necessary to guarantee peace and security in Igboland.
“Any information, suggestions, petitions, and documents that would facilitate the work of the committee should be channelled through the Secretary of the committee, Peter Aneke at the Ohanaeze National Secretariat, No 7 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu,” the spokesman said.