Nigeria: Demolition of Oshodi, A Declaration of War on Ndi Igbo

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Nigeria: Demolition of Oshodi, A Declaration of War on Ndi Igbo

Different reactions have trailed the demolition of some part of the popular Oshodi market. The destroyed section is dominated by Igbo traders sparking off some harsh sentiments against the Lagos state government. The latest reaction to this demolition is from the Ohaneze Youth Council which has described the occurrence as a declaration of war against Ndi Igbo.

The National President of the Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro while speaking alongside Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group’s National Secretary said “It is instructive to observe here that contrary to all principles of common justice, the traders were merely given few days quit notice. It is equally shocking that the government chose such a wrong time for the demolition exercise, thereby not only taking the shops from them but making sure that their wares were looted.”

“We are forced to ask: could this be the starting point in implementing Oba of Lagos’s earlier threat during the election period that Ndigbo would be thrown into the Lagoon? Could it be another round of deportation of exercise, similar to what former governor Fashola did? These appear to be so considering that a witch cried in the night and a child died in the morning.” He further stated.

He concluded by saying “We demand that the Governor of Lagos State should direct relevant government agencies to adequately compensate these traders; anything short of that, Ndigbo will henceforth regard the Governor as their number one arch-enemy”.

The demolition of this market has raised a lot of pertinent questions. The first question borders on due process. Were these traders duly notified before the destruction their goods worth a few billion naira? Even if they were duly warned, why destroy the goods? Why not cease the goods and have the traders come pay fines to recover their goods?

News reaching us has it that the traders were given a 21 day notice. The traders are however alleging that the 21 days had not expired before the demolition team went to work. The task force ensured that the traders were not allowed to pick up a pin from their stores. This the OYC described as “an action done in bad faith.”

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Orisa Yomi Olafemi
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It is not true,they are other tribes too.ibos can relocate to biafra…oshodi is part of the ”zoo”.

Anayochukwu Udechukwu
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there own turn is coming soon

Tony Odinak
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The end time

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