John Nwodo, the president general, Ohaneze Ndigbo on Thursday assured northerners resident in the south-east of their safety.
Nwodo gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor.
He said that every Nigerians could live in any part of the country of his choice without discrimination or harassment.
“Every Nigerian can live in any part of the country of his choice and no harm will ever come to a Northerner in the East.
“When the temperature is high we tend to forget what binds us together and we forget the sweet past.
“If there was any disturbance in Kano where we have 1.6 million Igbos, the entire Igboland would have been in mourning by now,” he said.
He commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and Kano state government for promoting peace and brotherhood among the people.
Nwodo said that the visit was to deliver the message of all Ndigbo and leaders in the zone.
“Nigeria should not experience war the second time as it will not augur well for the country.
“We must remain partners in progress of our country as we have seen how our own fathers lived to make it grow and develop,” he said.
He said that the unity and peaceful co-existence must be the responsibility of all.
The president then urged members of the group to remain law abiding, peaceful and respect the laws of Kano State in particular and the country in general.