Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has debunked reports that Igbos relocating to the South East were ambushed and killed in the state.
An audio of a supposed witness to the alleged attack appealing to Igbo residing in Kaduna and the rest of the North to relocate to their states of origin had surfaced online.
But in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan on Friday, El-Rufai said no Igbo person has lost his life as a result of the quit notice given to them by a coalition of Northern youth.
The governor described the claim as mischievous and false.
He said, “The attention of Kaduna State Government has been drawn to an inciting picture and audio message stating that some Igbos relocating to Eastern Nigeria were ambushed and killed in Kaduna.
“We have consulted the leadership of the Igbo community in Kaduna State; the story is entirely false and mischievous. The Igbo community in Kaduna is safe, like all our communities. Nobody is being attacked and nobody is relocating in fear.
“The Kaduna State Government, under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, will continue to uphold and defend the right of every resident of the state to live in peace.
“The government vigorously condemns the use of social media for purposes of incitement, falsehood and to cause distress to citizens.”