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Ohanaeze Ndigbo to set up emergency line for Igbo to report victimisation in Lagos

Ohanaeze Ndigbo to set up emergency line for Igbo to report victimisation in Lagos
April 06
10:32 2023

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, says it will petition President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged victimisation of Igbos in Lagos state.

According to NAN, the group made its intention known in a communique issued after a council meeting in Enugu on Wednesday.

The leaders of the group said they will send protest letters to the national assembly and other relevant agencies to express their sadness over the alleged attacks on Igbos in Lagos.

The group also said it will set up an emergency line for Igbos in Lagos to report any form of victimisation.

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“Based on the foregoing, the Council of Elders directed Ohanaeze Ndigbo to set up an Emergency Telephone Line where Igbos in Lagos who are victimized because of their Igbo origin will report,” the communique reads.

The group said it will send a delegation to Lagos to meet with some leaders of the state with a view to establishing a lasting cordial and peaceful relationship between the Igbo and the Yoruba.

“Amongst other terms of reference, the report must indicate: the number of Igbos killed, number of Igbos injured and hospitalized, number of Igbos permanently incapacitated,” the communique said.

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“The report shall include the comprehensive report of Igbo assets and property destroyed including the burning of markets.”

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