Ohanaeze President Iwuanyanwu alleges death threat, reveals those responsible

Felix Jacob
Felix Jacob
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has alleged threats to his life and an attempt to burn down his residence.

Iwuanyanwu said some Igbos, whom he described as anti-Igbo, have orchestrated plans to either kill him or burn his house over his leadership of Ndigbo.

He spoke while addressing a briefing at the secretariat of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu on Wednesday evening.

The Ohanaeze president linked those threatening his life to the death of his predecessor, Prof. George Obiozor.

He said: “This has become very dangerous. These people have carried this too far. Some time ago, I got some information that some people were coming to burn my house; those people said they were hired to come and burn my house.

“Some people also said they were hired to come and kill me; all sorts of stories like that. And I started asking myself: What is it that I have done that would warrant that my house should be burned, that I should be killed?

“I told those people that they shouldn’t worry. Fortunately, one of them said that the person they hired said that I trained his brother in the university. You know I had a scholarship scheme that trained over 5, 000 young people in the university. So he said his brother was trained by me, so he cannot burn my house. I feel sad that I should be confronted by some of these types of threats just because I want to serve my people.”

He said the group traced Obiozor to his village to kill him and when they failed to get him, they set his house on fire.

“Obiozor died as a result of that attack on his country’s home because as a diplomat, all his books, awards and recognition were totally burnt and these were things he cherished so much.

“In the case of Nnia Nwodo, as President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, they trailed him to his village in Ukehe, Enugu State and threw bomb into his house,” he said.

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