Governors of South-East states on Wednesday held emergency meeting over the quit notice to Ndigbo residing in the northern Nigeria.
At the meeting, the governors agreed on immediate plans to convey Igbos in the North back home.
This disclosure was made by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo in Enugu Wednesday night.
He spoke during a night of tributes in honour of the late Ohanaeze chieftain and veteran Biafra soldier, Prof. Ben Obumselu.
Vanguard quoted him as saying that Governors had almost mobilized thousands of luxurious buses and trucks to evacuate Ndigbo, but for the timely intervention of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
Nwodo, however, welcomed El-Rufai’s order for arrest of the Arewa youths who issued the threat.
Many groups have been condemning the eviction notice, calling it an invitation to war.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has also reacted.
Saraki spoke when the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, led by its Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam, visited him at the National Assembly in Abuja.