The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed dismay over the spate of hate speech on social media platforms by Igbo youths under the guise of agitating for Biafra.

Chief Nnia Nwodo spoke on Thursday during the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected officials of Abia chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Umuahia.

He said that making inciting speech is capable of causing crisis which could lead to mass violence in the nation, adding that it is pertinent to respect constituted authorities.

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Nwodo said that the first-hand experience that he had during the Nigerian civil war had given him an understanding of the throes of war, adding that no nation had fought two wars and survived.

“There are 11.6 million Igbo people living in the North and it will be wise for Igbo people living in the South-East and elsewhere to put them into consideration while speaking or engaging in certain activities.

“I urge Igbo youths to desist from activities and comments that could spark violence in the nation. At the moment what Igbo people need to fight for is restructuring of the nation.

“Ohanaeze is in an era of transparency. I assure you that we have not relented in speaking for the Igbo people,especially in the area of restructuring for the benefit of Igbo people.”

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