Breaking News IPOB Threatens Attack On Lagos, Asks Igbo To Vacate
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned those attacking the Igbos in Lagos to stop or face dire consequences. IPOB gave the warning…
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned those attacking the Igbos in Lagos to stop or face dire consequences.
IPOB gave the warning on Thursday in a statement issued by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful.
Daily Trust reports that IPOB’s reaction followed the allegation of intimidation of the Igbos in Lagos during the March 18 polls.
IPOB, in the statement, vowed to confront any undue molestation of the Igbo in the state.
The secessionists, however, warned Ndigbo to stop investing in Lagos, urging them to start making preparations for mass exit from Lagos soonest, noting that in the interim, they should form gallant groups to defend themselves from any physical harm.
“The anti-Igbo sentiments, threat, attacks, and abductions of Igbo traders, residents, and businesses threatening them to vacate Lagos is a threat to the entire Biafra nation.
“It is quite unfortunate that Yoruba political, traditional, and religious leaders are keeping quiet on the raging anti-Igbo sentiments in Lagos, Nigeria, which shows that they are on the same page to forcefully eject Ndigbo out of Lagos.
The bigotry and parochialism that politicians through their political thugs have recently demonstrated against Ndigbo has shown that the aged long bitterness can’t be healed. One thing certain is that Ndigbo will vacate Lagos, and we don’t expect any mediation to stop such an exodus as it’s bound to happen soon.
The statement added, “We are going to settle the problem with Igbo and Yoruba in a way people will marvel at and nobody should blame us. Igbos have been monitoring these criminals. Those behind these devilish activities against Ndigbo must regret their actions soon. Every Biafran must prepare to leave Lagos and don’t say we didn’t inform you.
We are urging Ndigbo both men and women to prepare to vacate Lagos. Only a person who doesn’t have a place would be annoyed when your host asked you to leave his or her house. We acknowledge that many of you have built many mansions and markets in Lagos. You have a choice of selling those properties, mortgage them, or lease them while you journey to your fatherland for your safety.”