The President General of Anambra Welfare Association in Plateau State, Mr. Achike Onochie has said that the Igbo nation did not carry a reprisal attack on the herdsmen invasion of southeast because Igbo is mindful of the unity of this country.
Onochie stated this in Jos, the Plateau State capital, while responding to our correspondent on the attack by herdsmen in Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State recently.
He also said that the bitter experiences of the Civil War puts an average Igbo man in a position to trade with caution, adding that Igbo is no longer easily given to annoyance that will bring it to collide with someone from another race.
His words: “Igbos are peaceful in nature, the bitter experience of the civil war also informed our decision to always trade the part of caution. We are also commercial in nature with investment all over Nigeria and therefore cannot be easily cajoled in taking some certain decisions and most importantly, we are Christians predominantly.
“We also did not avenge the attack because this agitation for the State of Biafra is till on, which has kept Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the group in detention, so we are still trading with caution.”