Igbo, other tribes trade words over UAE bureau de change robbers

Five Nigerians arrested for robbery in UAE

Nigerians have been divided across ethnic lines as the Igbo have begun defending themselves after being criticised collectively in respect of the five Nigerians who were arrested in United Arab Emirate (UAE) for robbing a bureau de change.

The suspects, who are from the Igbo tribe, reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).

The five suspects who were on visitor’s visas to Dubai were Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu.

According to the police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.

The Federal Government has condemned their action, describing it as despicable and shameful as it is not in accordance with good character of Nigerians.

However, some Nigerians have taken a swipe at Igbo tribe, blaming it for bringing shame on the nation. The Igbo have also reacted to the criticisms.