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‘Kidnapping has never been a culture of Igbos’


The national president of the Association of Ndi-Eze Ndi-Igbo in Diaspora, Eze Nwabueze Ohazulike, has attributed the spate of kidnapping and other violence crimes ravaging the South- East zone of the country to the long neglect of the region, widely acknowledged as producing the bulk of the nation’s wealth.

Ohazulike, who disclosed this at this year’s annual new yam festival, Iri ji, in Lagos, however, said one way government can contend the horrifying situation was to evolve intelligent security system, backed up by database, as obtained in developed nations, to track down criminals indulged in the vices.

He also frowned at those behind bomb explosions in the country and appealed to traditional rulers to join forces with government to fight the menace while calling on students to shun cultism as noting that poor academic performance starts from hideous associations. “It is a bereft of Godliness” he said.

The Eze Ndi Igbo pointed out that culture and traditional values are pivotal to socio-economic and technological advancement of the country and warned that it should not be trampled upon as according to him people who crush their culture are heading for extinction.


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