Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has condemned the Lagos Sit at Home reportedly ordered by Simon Ekpa, the Finland based Leader of Ekpa Killer Squad (Autopilots), describing it as “ reckless and a joke taken too far”.
The apex socio-cultural organization equally urged Iba Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of the Yoruba nation and Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC to intervene and bring to a halt unabating attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos attempts by “some APC thugs “ led by MC Oluomo who seem hell bent on causing fratricide between Ndigbo and their Yoruba siblings.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide on Thursday, 29th March, 2023.
The statement reads thus:
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide emphatically condemns the Sit at Home reportedly ordered by Simon Ekpa, the embattled Leader of Ekpa Killer Squad ( Autopilot) as reckless and a joke taken too far.
After failing to do his paymasters bid of causing voter apathy in the South East 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 South East and should be extradited to face the full wrath of the law for terrorism.
However, 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 on and
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”.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide
29th March, 2023”