The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the security report that members of IPOB are planning to unleash mayhem in some parts of Lagos State. Chief Everest Ozonweke, the secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos, said Igbos are not violent people, or are they known with the act of violence.
Ohanaeze, therefore, condemns any act that will lead to a breach of peace and order in Lagos.
According to Ozonweke, “We have so much at stake to contemplate any act of violence in Lagos State. Lagos remains the highest concentration of Ndigbo and also the second home of Ndigbo outside Igbo land.
“The Government and good people of Lagos through their hospitable gestures have rekindled the light of hope and trust between Ndigbo and our host communities in Lagos State.
“We have so much at stake and cannot indulge in any activity that will bridge this harmonious peace we have in Lagos State. We are calling on any group or group of persons nursing such devilish ideas of attacking any part of Lagos to know the place of Lagos State in the geographical map of Nigeria, they must know that heavy consequences await anyone that crosses the red line.
“We commend the Lagos State security agencies for their prompt actions as well as their readiness to protect the life and property of Lagosians. We also request for proper investigation of these claims to avoid pointing accusing fingers at the innocent and putting them in harm’s way.
“Our primordial concept while we embark on any sojourn is to leave the place better than we met it. We are Nation Builders, not destroyers,” he insists.