The Deputy Coordinator, Hausa Community in Imo State, Sulaimon Ibrahim Sulaimon has said the recent killing of seven suya sellers in the state was aimed at igniting clashes between the Igbo and Hausa people.
Sulaimon absolved the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN)of any involvement in the killing, saying that it was rather politically-motivated.
Speaking with our correspondent in Owerri, Sulaimon stated that it was masterminded by aggrieved politicians who do not like the transformation going on in the state under the leadership of Gov. Hope Uzodinma.
According to him, the gunmen killed the suya sellers to incite northerners to start attacking Igbo resident in the North.
Sulaimon who informed that the corpses of the slain suya sellers had been buried in Imo State disclosed that the Hausa community was doing all it could to lessen the sufferings of the young families which the deceased left behind.
He disagreed with calls by some persons for the formation of state police, saying the centralized policing in place at the moment was better.
He submitted that state police would not only be abused but also divide the country.
Sulaimon also disagreed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was marginalizing the Igbo, saying it was rather the Hausa that are greatly marginalized in the scheme of things.