President Muhammadu Buhari has stayed away from the maiden South-East Economic and Security Summit in Enugu, which started about 48 hours after pro-Biafra agitators warned him not to dare set foot in Igboland.
President Buhari was scheduled to be the Chief Guest of Honour at the summit, which is being held in the Enugu State Government House, according to the programme of the event.
Ministers from the South-East, who were slated to make presentations at the event, all stayed away.
A pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, had in the build up to the summit, issued a statement, warning Buhari to stay away from the South-East, in his own interest.
IPOB, whose leader, and director of pirate radio channel, Nnamdi Kanu, is being held by the Federal Government, accused Buhari of ‘persecution’, and threatened ‘a breakdown of law and order’ should the President attend the summit.