Ejiofor Laments Continuous Killings, Destruction Of Igbo Properties In Lagos, Cautions Lagos Govt

Ejiofor Laments Continuous Killings, Destruction Of Igbo Properties In Lagos, Cautions Lagos Govt

One of the lawyers of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has raised the alarm over the lynching and destruction of Igbo properties in Lagos State.

Ejiofor recounted how he got a distress call on lynching of Igbos in Lagos by his kinsman who was already panting after narrowly escaping the attack.

He expressed disappointment that the law enforcement agencies were yet to call the hoodlums behind the attacks, including MC Oluomo who had, on the eve of the state level elections in the country, warned Igbos to remain indoors if they had the intention of casting their votes for any other party except the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to order.

The legal practitioner called on the government of the state to nip the looming disaster in the bud prior to its escalation.

Ejiofor expressed surprise why human rights activist, lawyers remained mute amidst the development in the most industrialized city in Nigeria.

The IPOB lawyer maintained that they could no longer sit and watch the killings and destruction of the hard-earned property of their own people in Lagos.

Ejiofor made this known in a press statement released on Tuesday.

According to him: “I was awoken in the middle of the night by a distress call from my kinsman on the secret lynching of Igbos in the Ojo axis of Lagos state still ongoing. My kinsman, who narrowly escaped being lynched by the attackers, was gasping for breath during his distress telephone call.

“I was reasonably expected that by now, the government of Lagos state would have called these charlatan non-state actors to order. Unfortunately, it is appalling that the chief mastermind of this ethnic baiting in the person of MC Olumo, is still seen walking on the streets of Lagos state, a free person, while innocent persons are being daily paraded by the Lagos state police command.

“Bizarrely, today, all known activists and renowned human rights lawyers in Lagos state have suddenly gone mute, except for insignificant few. This is totally disappointing and sad that the lives of some group of persons no longer matter in an enforced contraption, and all government actors and agencies go about their normal businesses.”

He further added, “We are therefore, calling on the Lagos state government’s intervention to immediately quench this fire that the non-state actors ignited before, during and after their shambolic elections, before it degenerates into a sorry state.

“We can no longer sit and watch our illustrious sons and daughters’ being lynched and their properties/hard labour over the years being destroyed and/or taken over by soulless criminals. Let wise counsel prevail and it must prevail now,” he warned.