Igbo leader and founder of Association of Igbo Youths (AIYO), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has said it is time for Igbo to unite, describing AIYO as the platform with a commitment to stabilize Igbo people in the country.
Ezeonwuka, who made the call during a prayer session organized by Ndigbo International Prayer Organization (NIPO) at Rojenny Games Village,Oba, in Anambra State, assured that if adequately aided with funds, vehicles and communication gadgets, AIYO would be able to rid the South-East region of kidnappers and armed robbers.
The Ogirisi Igbo association was worried by the spate of violent crime in the region and how the Igbo are losing their lives and property outside Igboland, adding that they had enough capacity to protect their brothers and sisters in any part of the country. He insisted that Igbo people needed adequate security because on a clear assessment of the Nigeria situation, the people have more private establishments in the country after the federal and state governments.
Ezeonwuka, who described AIYO as a responsible law- abiding group, said what the Igbo needed in Nigeria was protection of their lives and property, which AIYO can achieve with utmost seriousness and vigour.