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Rumour of IPOB Attacking Lagos Is False – Ohaneze to Lagos Govt



The governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu has been advised to bypass calls that IPOB is planning to assault Lagos.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described rumors that participants of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had been plotting to assault Lagos as some other potential to purpose enmity between Yorubas and the Igbos.

The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, George Obiozor stated this at some stage in a courtesy go to Gov. Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina on Thursday.

He stated that no such layout ever existed.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had all through a Security Townhall Meeting at the Lagos State secretariat, stated there had been plans by using some groups, which encompass IPOB to assault ‘soft spots’ in the state.

The city corridor assembly used to be attended by using the governor, and different major officers in Lagos State.

Mr. Obiozor stated that the risk was once a ploy to distract the nation governor and his administration from offering true governance for all residents of the state.

He stated that the unsafe hearsay or announcement was once aimed to purpose division, crises, and combat amongst the people.

Mr. Obiozor’s tackle was once entitled, ”Violence in any part of Lagos State is violence on all of The president-general said that Ndigbo could not indulge in any activity that would harm the harmonious peace and cordial relationship between Igbo and Yoruba, especially Lagos, the second home of several Ndigbo.

He said that the Igbo nation was renowned for being agents of development and not destruction.
”Today, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, in the company of Igbo Elders and Leaders in Lagos, are here to pay you a solidarity visit and to further reassure you that Ndigbo is not violent in nature, neither are we are known for acts of violence anywhere we live.
”The constant and periodic dangerous insinuations, rumour, gossips and callous statements that Ndigbo in Lagos or any part of Yoruba land contemplate to instigate violence in Lagos or any part of Yoruba land is not true.
”We wish to state clearly that anywhere this dangerous rumour or statement is emanating from is aimed to cause division, crises and conflict amongst us.
”The quick denial of this rumour by members of IPOB and Yoruba groups in Lagos and across the South West was a source of relief,” Mr Obiozor said.
The leader of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organization also commended Sanwo-Olu for the exemplary leadership he exhibited at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged Nigeria, especially in Lagos State.
According to him, the governor deserves commendation for controlling and restricting the spread of coronavirus with his quick response.
Mr. Obiozor also reiterated Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s total support for Lagos State Government and the security agencies’ patriotic efforts to keep everyone safe in the state and throughout the country.
”I am aware that the government and good people of Lagos State under your able leadership, and through their hospitable gestures, have continually kept the trust and friendship between Ndigbo and our host communities in Lagos State alive.
”Ohanaeze Ndigbo through this medium reiterates total support to the state government and the security agencies in their patriotic efforts to keep everyone safe in Lagos and throughout the country.
”The Igbo nation is renowned for being agents of development, not destruction. Ndigbo are builders and their contributions to the development of Lagos State are evident and exemplary,” he said.
Responding, Governor Sanwo-Olu assured Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s leadership of continuous good governance, security of lives, and property of all residents in Lagos State.
The governor said he had no doubt that the Ndigbo were great people, and his administration would continue to foster harmonious relationships with all the different tribes and ethnic nationalities in the state.
The courtesy visit was at the instance of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, to clear the air on the rumored attacks on Lagos by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.


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