The South-East governors’ forum said IPOB’S order to its member to attack the governors and other Igbo leaders was an empty threat.
It also argued that attacking the governors would not solve the problem of their agitation for Biafra.
The Chairman of the Forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, stated this in a reaction through his chief press secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Uzo on the attack on Senator Ike Ekeremadu.
IPOB had claimed responsibility for the attack on senator Ekeremadu in Germany.
The group said its members are under strict orders from its leader Nnamdi Kanu to attack Igbo leaders in any country they are seen for betraying the Igbo cause.
It listed other leaders on its watch list to include governors David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Ohaneze President-General, Nnia Nwodo.
However, Mr. Umahi said the group lacked the powers to track down any South-East governor anywhere in the world.
Mr. Umahi said that the governors had no problem with the members of the outlawed group to warrant such an order.
According to him, the insecurity in the South-East was a nationwide challenge which was squarely under the federal government’s command and control.