Senior citizens in the South East under the aegis of the Igbo Senior Citizens Affairs Foundation (ISCAF) have appealed to Igbo residing in Lagos not to take the laws into their own hands over the continued attack by their hosts.
They also called on the international community to intervene before it snowballs into ethno-religious crisis, and on Lagos State and the federal government to compensate all those whose goods and property were burnt during the attacks.
Addressing journalists in Owerri, President of the Igbo elders, Bishop Maglorious Enyioha, said Igbo traders have been unjustly treated while carrying out their daily business activities because they simply exercised their franchise.
He lamented that the disturbance has caused Igbo businessmen in Lagos loss of millions of naira for no fault of theirs.
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Enyioha emphasised that the Igbo are peace loving people, who have been living in harmony with their hosts, adding that Ndigbo have found homes in any part of the country where they chose to live and engage in lawful enterprise.
“We have been appealing to the youths not to engage in any form of demonstration or action that will cause breach of peace in the country but unfortunately, they’re being pushed to the wall, they’re molested and their properties destroyed,” he said.
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