Igbos shouldn’t be afraid despite planned attacks on them in Lagos State, according to Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary-General Okechukwu Isiguzoro in a statement marking Easter 2023.
Isiguzoro asserts the following.
In the spirit of this Pascaltide, Ohanaeze Ndigbo congratulates Ndigbo all over the world and wishes them all the peace that comes with Christ’s glorious resurrection by the authority of the risen Messiah.
We tell the Ndigbo people to “fear not,” for He who is with us is stronger than He who is against us. Despite the numerous threats of attacks and additional arson, including the threat to seize or confiscate their homes from the Lagos traditional stool, especially by those who should be protecting them, Ndigbo shall not leave Lagos for anyone or any reason during this period of Igbophobic attacks in Lagos long after the elections.
According to the Igbo proverb “Oke anagh eri ihe onye m anya,” we must continue to be strong, vigilant, and resolute.
“In keeping with Igbo ethos, particularly “Onye aghala nwanne ya,” we urge Ndigbo in Lagos to be their brother’s keeper by not forsaking the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, whose only offense was to speak “hoo!haa!” by airing the frustrations his Igbo kin were going through in Lagos with their lives and businesses suffering from ongoing and well-planned terrorist attacks.
“How can our Igbo SANs, lawyers, and activists, especially the Olisa Agbakobas, be calm while the man who carried their cross illegally remains in detention without being released or brought before a court?”.