Coup: We will never apologize to the Fulani’s – Ohanaeze

The Igbo clan  community, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rebuffed any claim that it plans to apologise to the Fulani community over the 1966 coup in Nigeria.

As angry reactions continued to trail viral audio alleging plans by Ndigbo to apologize to the Fulani community over the 1966 coup in Nigerian, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, denied any such move.

The coup d’état that happened in Nigeria on 15 January 1966, when rebellious soldiers allegedly led by Kaduna Nzeogwu and 4 others killed 22 people including the prime minister of Nigeria.

President-general of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, told reporters in Owerri, Imo State that the claims were false.

He said, “I was shocked to read a voice message alleging that we held a retreat at Enugu State, and it was poorly attended. The voice message was false, malicious and wicked and in the voice message that we had a retreat and that in the meeting we said we were going to Sultan of Sokoto to apologise to them for the killing of Ahmadu Bello and the other things that happened in the 1966 coup.

“This did not happen. I did not expect this false report. It was done by one Mr Ugwuh and Obasi. They were making caricatures of me. The next day another record went viral and where the same Ugwuh was saying that what they earlier said was wrong, fortunately, most people who called at that time knew it was fake.

“Let me say this, the retreat in Enugu was for the setting up of committees for the development of Igboland. I commend the governor of Enugu State, for his support to host the meeting. We did not want governors, it was just for committees and over 200 people came. It was only the governor of Enugu that came, we did not bother other governors to come because it was a meeting of committees so there was no need inviting other governors.

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