Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has issued a strong statement on the alleged targeting and demolition of Igbo properties in Lagos State. He suggests a more democratic approach to address the issue, emphasizing the need for a Biafra referendum.
In a post on X, Ejimakor stated, “If you want Igbos out of Lagos or Nigeria, stop #demolishing their properties; that’s cowardly. Instead, do a referendum on Biafra and brace for the resounding result. Until then, stop turning Nigeria into an open-air prison for Igbos. From the pogrom to now, Igbos have had enough.”
The statement comes amidst claims that the Lagos State government is specifically targeting and demolishing markets and buildings predominantly owned by Igbos. Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike is among those who have alleged that his house was demolished by the Lagos State government despite obtaining due approval from relevant authorities.
Ejimakor’s call for a Biafra referendum adds a new dimension to the ongoing controversy, urging a peaceful and democratic resolution to address the concerns of the Igbo community in Lagos and Nigeria at large. The situation remains tense, and stakeholders await responses from both the federal and state governments.