Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the youth groups agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra lack experience.
This came as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), last week took protest to the venue of an event organised by the Eastern Consultative Assembly in Enugu.
The agitators protested against some prominent Igbo politicians whom they accused of collaborating with the Nigerian government against Biafran people.
Reacting on Saturday, the spokesman for Ohanaeze, Uche Achi-Okpaga, told the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to avoid playing into the hands of those who intended to hold Igbo down.
Addressing reporters on the matter, the Ohanaeze spokesman said the group was not in support of attack on Igbo elders.
According to him, the Enugu incident was caused by frustration on the part of the aggrieved youths.
Achi- Okpaga said, “The youth would always behave as such . Now , some sections of the country feel that the Igbo should not be allowed to rule the country.
“Instead of distrust and disrespect, the youth should see beyond their noses that there is a deliberate and well – orchestrated ploy to downgrade Ndigbo.
“However, our youths remain our children. No matter the degree of the attacks, they are our children.
“We are training them informally. They will soon become leaders or elders and would, as well, learn to bear with the youthful displays of their own children.”