The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has called on the federal government to rebuild the traditional palace of HRM Eze Israel Kanu, father of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, whose palace was allegedly destroyed by soldiers during the operation python dance in the region.
The youth arm of the Ohanaeze also called on those agitating for the creation of Biafra, to follow the path of referendum in actualizing their dream.
The body also allayed fears of a rumoured plan by the federal government to establish a military barrack in Afara-Ukwu, Abia State, the country home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB).
The submissions were contained in a statement signed by the National Vice President of the council, Comrade Obinna Achionye.
The statement reads, “After our investigation, we assure IPOB that there is no iota of truth on the planned establishment of a mini military barracks in Afara.
“Though we are not holding forth for Federal Government or Abia state Government on the issue, but it is high time we reconcile with all agitators and heal the wounds of Python Dance which left many Igbo youths dead, many Igbo youths are still in the morgue and we are worried of how they will be buried.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide will always defend the interest of Ndigbo, especially from any external aggression and our collective enemies.
“We still call on all Biafra agitators to focus on the 2018 Biafra restoration through the universally accepted peaceful referendum, and never be distracted by rumour peddlers.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Council Worldwide will do anything peaceful to ensure that our youths are not victims of military brutality.
“We call on the Federal Government to rebuild the Palace of HRM Eze Israel Kanu, whose traditional palace was wrongfully destroyed during the operation Python Dance, and urge Abia state Government never to be distracted in their efforts to rebuild Abia and call on Governor Ikpeazu to be the father of all in Abia”.