by Azubuike Azikiwe
The Igbo in Lagos want guarantee that their lives and property are secured
Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos had not-to-long ago threatened that the Igbo would perish in the Lagos lagoon, in seven days, if they did not vote for his choice governorship candidate in Saturday’s elections.
After the election, they have now issued an appeal to the Lagos State government and the state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, to put in place adequate security measures for the protection of their lives and property after the general elections.
The Chairman, Ohaneze Ndigbo in Amuwo Odofin local government area, Chief Akalika Emmanuel, stated that the call for the protection of life and property became imperative to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
Emmanuel also requested for a document to prove that the threat from Akiolu would not repeat itself, as well as a guarantee that the property of NdiIgbo would not be unduly taxed nor demolished, no matter the direction of the victory o f yesterday’s governorship election.
He said: “We also demand that our business premises and other matters of interest will not come under any form of intimidation now or in future”.