The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the resolution of the dispute that had lingered for 20 years, was achieved following the intervention leaders of Igbo community in the 19 northern states and Abuja, who visited Gusau.
The two factions have now agreed to work together as one under the umbrella of Igbo Community Association after a meeting organised by Chief Chikizie Nwogu, President-General, Igbo Delegates Assembly of 19 northern states and Abuja.
Nwogu told newsmen in Gusau that the leadership of the Igbo community in the 19 northern states decided to intervene in the protracted leadership crisis and resolve it.
“Today we are happy to announce that after a reconciliation meeting between the two factions, we have achieved a great success, because both factions have signed a peace agreement and promised to work together.’’
Nwogu commended the factions for the maturity, understanding and respect expressed during the reconciliation meeting, describing it as a “welcome development”.
Commenting on the development, Eze Pampas Ngozi-Ahaiwe, the Chairman of Ohonaeze Ndigbo, Eze of 19 northern states and Abuja, charged the Igbo community in the state to be law-abiding.
“You should maintain peace and stability within you; you should also cooperate with the government and security agencies for peace to reign in the state and Nigeria in general.
“Igbos are peace-loving people, you should desist from anything that would tarnish our image,’’ he warned. (NAN)