Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state.

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He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna.

Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a result of the quit notice order recently issued by a coalition of northern youth groups.

In a statement released on Friday, the state government noted that the Igbo community in Kaduna is safe.

“The attention of Kaduna State Government has been drawn to an inciting picture and audio message stating that some Igbo relocating to Eastern Nigeria were ambushed and killed in Kaduna,” the statement read.

“We have consulted the leadership of the Igbo community in Kaduna State; the story is entirely false and mischievous. The Igbo community in Kaduna is safe, like all our communities. Nobody is being attacked and nobody is relocating in fear.

“The Kaduna State Government, under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, will continue to uphold and defend the right of every resident of the state to live in peace.