APC warns Biafra protesters to keep away from Lagos

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has warned people agitating for a sovereign state of Biafra to steer clear of the state.

The party particularly warned members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to “discontinue such attempt to plunge Lagos into crisis”.

The party stated that with the heightened security challenges the state is facing, it would not allow any group to hide under the guise of protest to compromise the security of the state.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Joe Igbokwe, the APC said there was no way the state would fold its arms and allow “politically sponsored hoodlums, masquerading as Pro-Biafran protesters” or any group to compromise the security of the state.

The APC reminded the agitators that the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, had vowed to deal “ruthlessly with anybody or group found to be involved in such protests.”

“We hope the will of the law enforcement agencies in Lagos will not be tested at a time like this.

“As a party that governs Lagos, it will be derelict of us to watch a group of politically-sponsored hoodlums tamper with the tight security system that has been effortlessly put in place by the state government to combat increasing crime rates in the state.

“We cannot allow these hoodlums, sponsored by politicians that failed woefully in the last general election, to unleash mayhem on peace loving Lagosians so as to achieve dark political aims that run parallel to the interests of Lagosians.

“It is obvious that the sponsors of the planned protest want to throw the state into needless mayhem by their act but the state will be ready to mete out to them the appropriate antidotes for such folly.

“Knowing full well that whatever they purport to represent is alien to Lagos and Lagosians, we wonder what the evil masterminds of these purported protests want to achieve in Lagos if not to plunge the state into unmitigated disruption and crisis and we state that Lagos will not allow such plans.

“Knowing full well that hoodlums are meant to capitalize on any so-called protests to unleash mayhem on Lagosians and compromise its tight security, we have no doubt that the brains behind the protest have very sinister intents the state will not allow.

“Lagos APC wants to use this opportunity to warn market leaders that are involved in this plot or allow their markets to be used for such dangerous activities that the state will not hesitate to not only show such market leaders the exit from such markets but will take measures to ensure that such markets are not used as hatcheries for dangerous activities.

“We urge Lagosians to be law abiding and report the masterminds of such evil plots that endanger the security of lives and property in Lagos to appropriate security agencies,” the statement said.


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  • M$E$S$S$I

    How much is a man’s soul worth?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Lagos is a Federal Government owned territory

  • Segun

    What is Lagos compared to London, Paris,Berlin, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Delhi and in fact all the major cities of the world where the Biafrans have held their demonstration. The normal practice is to have police escort. and guide the demonstrators along previously agreed routes. Rather that issuing threats or using violence against peaceful demonstrators this civilized approach used everywhere should be followed.

    To ease this kind of tension, the Federal government should consider the implementation of recommendations of the National Conference.

  • SECESSIONIST

    In those days, in the very early days after hostilities had begun there were not sufficient rifles to go round, we had 2 or 3 soldiers go to the battle front with one rifle. While one engaged the enemy the others ducked. They took cover. And when he was hit in the line of fire, one of the other two got up, picked the rifle and continued the firing. Such was the determination and will of Ndigbo. And we held on, we held on for about 3yrs. Thirty months. — Comrade General D. C. Ojukwu

    Ikemba! My mentor. May his soul rest in everlasting peace. Amen!

    Nothing can stop a course whose time has come. With Nigeria recently declared an Islamic state, thanks to his Iran visit and his resolve to join the league of Islamic nations fighting terrorism (which in actual fact is the Islamic nations of suicide bombers), the time to leave Nigeria has never been this appropriate.

    • Ogom

      Internet warrior, we hail thee!
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  • aisha ani

    Terrorists all of them, seal their shops and auction everything in it. Eko O ni gba nonsense.

  • Jew Yezhinsky

    The Igbos are gradually going the way of self-inflicted total ethnic cleansing of their people and population, not only in Yoruba land, but also in the whole of the Federal Republic as well. As neo Biafrans try to cause trouble and start disquiet in the nation and hospitable city of Lagos, a million Lt Col BENJAMIN ADEKUNLEs, aka the Black Scorpion, will be unleashed on a foolhardy and fatalistic idiots, by the Grace of God. When trouble sleep, yanga go wake am, na unspeakable Palaver hin dey find. Amen