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MASSOB condemns attacks on Igbo in Lagos, demands immediate release of Eze Ndigbo by DSS
MASSOB condemns attacks on Igbo in Lagos, demands immediate release of Eze Ndigbo by DSS

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has demanded for the immediate release of Eze Ndigbo in Ajao, Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Chief Frederick Nwajagu, by the Department of State Service, DSS, as a result of alleged incitement.

This is as the group on Monday, warned the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and top security chiefs to stop pushing Ndigbo to the wall.

The group also condemned the attack of Igbo residents of Lagos by members of the ruling party in the recently concluded governorship election.

The leadership of MASSOB, who made this known in a statement signed by the National Director Of Information, MASSOB, Comrade Edeson Samuel and issued to newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, demanded the immediate release of Chief Frederick Nwajagu by DSS.

The group, however, alleged that the Buhari-led administration did not hide their perceived hatred for Ndigbo since he took over power in 2015 and blamed the government for failing to arrest thugs suspected to be working for Bola Tinubu, who allegedly masterminded all the attacks, killings, burning and destroying of properties, goods and shops belonging to Ndigbo in Lagos.

MASSOB said Nwajagu committed no offence to warrant arrest by the DSS, and blamed security agencies for failure to arrest Oba of Lagos, who threatened to throw Igbos into the lagoon if they failed to vote the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the just concluded general election.

“In this year’s general election, MC Oluomo, a Yoruba man threatened to kill Igbos if they failed to vote for APC, which he later carried out in broad daylight, the same security agents that arrested Chief Fredrick did not arrest Oluomo and his gang of sponsored ‘criminals’, it said.

“Many Yoruba indigenes are living in igbo land, many owns properties as landlords, many are doing their legitimate businesses and non of them has never been attack, Why must Ndigbo be attacked unprovoked, is it a crime that Ndigbo voted their choice?”

The group further warned Yoruba to desist from pushing Ndigbo to the wall and called on Igbo living in Lagos and other states of the federation to come home and invest in Igbo land.

“Igbo business men and traders should return to their root and get established in Igbo lands because their future in Nigeria state is being threatened by the people they have supported many times to be president of the entity called Nigeria”, the group stated.

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