Aguleri community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State has cautioned Simon Ekpa and his cohorts over his social media attacks and threat to life on their traditional ruler, Igwe Dr Micheal Idigo.
At a joint press briefing held at Isabanka Palace, Aguleri by Aguleri Community Assembly, traditional prime minister, members of royal cabinet, ndi Ichie and Ojiana Aguleri, the President General of Aguleri Community Assembly, Barrister Ifeanyi Iloakasia, on behalf of the community said Mr Ekpa threatened to shave the heads of Ndi Igwe Aguleri with blunt objects for visiting the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu through his solicitor, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor to direct people against the controversial sit-at-home orders.
Barrister Iloakasia clarified that the traditional ruler of Aguleri, Igwe Dr Idigo was misidentified by Mr Ekpa for Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, the traditional ruler of Enugwu-Aguleri, a quasi-autonomous community within the larger Aguleri community.
He stated that Igwe Idigo did not at any time visit Mazi Kanu at Abuja alone or in company of anybody, but instead that it was Eze Eri that visited the IPOB leader and addressed newsmen after the visit.
The President General, however, maintained that Eze Eri as “Aka Ji Ovo Igbo” and as a concerned stakeholder in the South East has the right to visit Mazi Kanu and to make public statements without being subjected to unwarranted insults or threats.
He explained that the press briefing was to caution Simon Ekpa and his cohorts, and to tell them that Aguleri as a community did not take their insults and threats likely.
In his remarks afterwards, Igwe Idigo, who described the security situation in the South East as regrettable, said there cannot be any meaningful development in an atmosphere of insecurity, calling on South Easterners to work together and address insecurity in the zone.
The traditional ruler also called on the federal government to show clear indications that the claims of marginalization against the South East is not justified by coming up with inclusive policies that will give the region its due recognition and for the unconditional release of Mazi Kanu who has been acquitted by a competent court of law.