Those responsible for destruction of Igbo lives, businesses in Lagos will pay – Iwuanyanwu
Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s council of elders chairman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has stated that those who attacked Ndigbo in Lagos on March 18 during the governorship election will pay for their crimes.
Speaking at an event to commemorate Chukwuma Soludo’s first year in office as governor of Anambra State in Awka, Anambra State on Saturday, Iwuanyanwu called those destroying Igbo properties in Lagos “political rascals.”
He pointed out that there are no conflicts in the nation between the Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups.
I called a meeting of the Ohanaeze council of elders worldwide on Wednesday, and we analyzed the events in Lagos, I want to let our people in Lagos know, he said.
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“I want to let you know that attendees came from the American, Canadian, European, London, and Nigerian branches. We have decided, and I want those who are from Lagos to return home and inform those who are from Lagos of our decision to never again permit anyone to take the life of an innocent Igbo person. We will all engage in combat with the offender. Never once more!
“We have investments in Nigeria and we are in Nigeria. Given the size of our investments, we won’t listen to requests to leave because we have no plans to do so.
And I want Lagos residents to understand that there is no war going on between us and Yorubas. Yorubas live among us. We’ll deal with the political rascals that are out there.
The elders have instructed [Okey] Emuchay, secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to form a commission of inquiry to ascertain what was destroyed; those responsible will be held accountable.