Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB says thugs loyal to MC Oluomo are still killing Igbos in the Ojo axis of Lagos, ten days after voters presumed to be Igbos were attacked in a state-sponsored violence on 18th March.
He expressed dismay that the Lagos State government has refused to call the thugs to order.
Ejiofor in a statement, however, called on the Lagos State government to stop the attacks on Igbos before it degenerates into a full-blown intra-ethnic violence.
Read his statement in full
WE CAN NO LONGER CONTINUE TO REMAIN CALM ON THE FACE OF THE ONGOING UNPROVOKED ATTACKS AND SENSELESS KILLINGS OF IGBOS STILL GOING ON IN LAGOS STATE, WHILE HOPING THAT THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL. LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
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.
It 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.
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.
We demand that the senseless killings, and profiling of Igbos in Lagos state must stop NOW!!!
Let wise counsel prevail and it must prevail NOW!!!
Thank you all and remain blessed.
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq. (KSC)