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Ohaneze Ndigbo to set up emergency line for Igbos in Lagos


Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has said it will set up an emergency line for Igbo indigenes over their alleged victimisation in Lagos state.


The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the group made this known in a communiqué 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.


Together with the protest letters, they also promised to 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.


The group also stated that an emergency line for Igbos in Lagos will be set up to report any form of victimisation in details.


The communiqué read in part, “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.


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

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