ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has urged Igbos residing in Lagos State to protect their lives and businesses threatened by thugs in the State.
The group alleged that the thugs are led by the former Lagos State National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, chairman Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo.
IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, who said this in a statement added that threatening Igbos in Lagos State was a threat to the entire Biafra.
IPOB also lamented the silence of Yoruba leaders over the attack on Igbos and their businesses in Lagos State.
Powerful said that the silence of Yoruba politicians over the attack on Igbos in Lagos State is an indication that the age long bitterness can’t be healed.
He insisted that the silence of Yoruba leaders was an indication that they agree with the plot to eject Igbos from Lagos State forcefully.
The statement partly reads: “The Indigenous People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu condemn the numerous abductions and attacks on Ndigbo, resident in Lagos by the notorious thugs and criminals led by MC Olomo.
“In the interim, we encourage Ndigbo to form gallant groups to defend themselves from the tribal vagabonds and political thugs. Yoruba criminals and cultists recruited by the politicians are pushing the Igbos and expecting us to react and we must respond to them shortly.”