Obiora festival is the annual new yam festival of the Obosi community in the Idemmili Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking during the ceremony, the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Chidubem Iweka, called on the South East governors and other Igbo stakeholders to to come together and discuss ways to get rid of terrorism in the zone.
He said, “This is deliberately imported terrorism in Igboland. I hereby call on Igbo stakeholders, billionaires and think-tanks, to urgently convene a consultative Assembly in conjunction with state governments, traditional rulers, and presidents general, to devise effective modalities to rescue Igboland from the clutches of imported terrorists and kidnappers.
“People must learn to stay away from robbery, kidnapping, cultism, hard drugs, fraud (419) and other forms of criminality.
“Yes we know that you are all going through very difficult times in the entire country, but that is no excuse to indulge in any form of criminality.”
He further said, “Criminals always get caught in the end, either by the long hands of the law or by the mighty hands of God. Nemesis will catch up with you sooner or later. Find other possible legal alternatives to make money, no matter how lowly.
“It is time for our young men of Obosi to emulate fellow Igbo youths in learning trades, skills and engaging in various commercial ventures”