Igbo Unions Express Concerns Over Ejection of Northerners from Cattle Market

Igbo Unions Express Concerns About Ejecting Northerners from Cattle Market

A Warning Against Actions in Umunneochi, Abia State

A coalition of Igbo unions in Nigeria, led by Mr. Obinna John Okoroafor, has raised concerns about recent attempts to remove northerners from the cattle market in Umunneochi, Abia State.

They fear that these actions could negatively impact Igbo traders, not only in the northern region but also in various parts of Nigeria.

Potential Repercussions for Igbo Traders

The group emphasizes that the issues faced by northern traders in the cattle market need to be addressed carefully to avoid setting a dangerous precedent that could lead to unrest and conflict in other parts of Nigeria, ultimately affecting the Igbo population.

Dissociation from Governor Alex Otti’s Actions

The coalition distances itself from the actions and statements of Governor Alex Otti, referring to them as “reckless utterances and thoughtless actions.”

They suggest that these actions may have political motivations.

They also condemn the indiscriminate demolition of shops and residential homes, calling on authorities to provide alternative solutions for the affected northerners.

48-Hour Ultimatum for Governor Otti

Governor Otti is given a 48-hour ultimatum by the group, urging him to reconsider his decision to preserve goodwill and harmony among Nigerians.

They stress their commitment to a peaceful and just environment for all Nigerians, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or tribe.

Call for Enhanced Security Efforts

The group calls on security agencies to intensify their efforts in combating kidnapping and criminal activities in Umunneochi, Abia State, and across Nigeria.

They express displeasure with Governor Otti’s selective persecution of northerners in the market, instead of addressing the broader issue of criminality in the area.


The coalition’s statement highlights the complex socio-political dynamics and potential repercussions of actions taken against northerners in the cattle market.

It calls for a more comprehensive and equitable approach to address security and business concerns.

The ultimatum to Governor Otti reflects the urgency of the situation and the group’s commitment to promoting harmony among diverse Nigerian communities.

It also underscores the need for a unified approach to security challenges affecting the nation.

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