“We are not at war” | Ijaw association responds to Odua Defenders Union

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Following the threat made by the Oodua Defenders Union (ODU) to the Niger Delta Avengers, the Ijaw Development Association (IDA) has berated the Yoruba group for the threat of attack on Ijaw people in the South-West.

The Ijaw group reminded the ODU that there is a history of peace between the Ijaw and the Yoruba which should not be broken.

The IDA, in a statement in Lagos, called on the ODU to withdraw the threat which it said was based on wrong assumptions of the relationship between the two ethnic groups.

The National President of IDA, Fiyebo Eperetei, in the statement, said, “The Ijaw in Lagos are not at war with Yoruba. Hence, it will be very unfortunate for anybody to plan attack on Ijaw in Lagos.

“We also use this medium to appeal to ODU that we are not at war with anybody in Lagos State. As peace loving people, it will be very sad for us to be attacked because of a statement by a group of people operating from Niger Delta region who are allegedly agitating for the interest of the whole Niger Delta region and not Ijaw alone.”

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