Veteran Nollywood actor and comedian Chiwetalu Agu has in a video spoken against Northerners for what he termed the oppression of Igbos.
Speaking Igbo in the video, the actor condemned the actions of the Hausa-Fulani people in discriminating against Igbos.
He said about the coalition of Northern youth groups’ notice to Igbos staying in the region to leave in three months:
You the northerners, where were you when Igbos were building hotels and different things. Where were you, people? You people were asleep, busy eating money gotten from Niger Delta and you have the mouth to say Igbo should leave, if it is done that way, Hunger will kill you people.
He also compared the Igbos to the biblical Israelites, saying:
If you want to know who you are oppressing, compare us to the Israelites. We are the people of God. Pharaoh was begged to leave the Israelites to go, Pharaoh refused, what happened later?