Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned in strongest the sit- at- home reportedly ordered by Simon Ekpa in over the unprovoked attack of Ndigbo in Lagos State.
A statement by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said Ekpa as the embattled Leader of Ekpa Killer Squad ( Autopilot) and his order was reckless and a joke taken too far.
According to him, should Ekpa Simon’s order be taken for granted, it is capable of sparking off fratricidal war in Nigeria, even as he blamed the federal government for handling the allegation on Ekpa bothering on international terrorism with kidgloves.
The statement read, “After failing to do his paymasters bid of causing voter apathy in the Southeast with the landslide victory of the Labour Party, LP Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi in the region, he appears to have been given a new assignment by his puppet masters- provocation of fratricidal war between the Igbo and their Yoruba siblings.
“We blame all that on the federal government that is surprisingly treating his “ international terrorism” with kid gloves thereby giving him the temerity to cause more havoc from his “safe haven” in Finland.
“Ekpa and his gang are responsible for the death of scores of innocent citizens and security personnel in the Southeast and should be extradited to face the full wrath of the law for terrorism”, he said.
Meanwhile, the body also expressed sadness over the attack on Ndigbo in Lagos State.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns the unabated unprovoked attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos State, long after the election has “been lost and won”. The attacks now appear to have other motives other than winning of elections.
“In the past few weeks, several markets largely populated by Igbo traders have been gutted down by “mysterious fires”; the latest being Balogun market.
“Unfortunately, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, as the Chief Security Officer of the State appears helpless in resolutely addressing the ongoing madness despite the fact that so many Igbos equally voted for him.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo therefore calls on Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Oona Kakanfo of the Yoruba nation to kindly use his revered office in bringing the situation to a halt.
“Already, it is becoming a Herculean task to hold Ndigbo back from retaliation in the face of the sustained “genocide and crimes against humanity” being perpetrated against Ndigbo in Lagos by some “APC thugs” under the command of MC Oluomo with the State Government and security agencies watching the “ horror movie”.
“We are however consoled by the patriotic position of Afenifere under the valiant leadership of Pa Ayo Adebanjo and urge Ndigbo to remain law abiding but “vigilant and on guard”, he stated.