Following the persistent unprovoked attacks and killings of the Igbo residents in Lagos State, a human rights Lawyer, Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq (KSC) has warned of the looming dangers of the dastard acts.
Sir. Ejiofor in a statement released in the wake of the lingering attacks on the Igbos in Lagos affirmed that the people would no longer be calm while the senseless killings persist.
He, therefore, expressed dissatisfaction with the Lagos State Government over the deafening silence at the secret lynching of Igbos in the Ojo axis of Lagos, among other areas of the state.
Details of the statement below:
“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)
28th March 2023.