Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), expressed concern on Saturday about the impact of demolition activities in Lagos State on the ability of Igbos to identify as Nigerians.
Ejimakor made these remarks while lamenting the demolition of properties belonging to Igbos in Lagos State. He highlighted the discriminatory and unjust nature of these demolitions, viewing them as systemic injustices against the Igbo community.
In a post, Ejimakor claimed that the relentless demolition activities in Lagos were not only discriminatory but also likely to subject the Lagos State government to numerous legal battles.
He stated, “For now, it has done so much to add to the systemic injustices that make it very tough for Ndigbo to be Nigerians.” This remark suggests that the demolitions exacerbate the challenges faced by the Igbo people in identifying themselves as Nigerians.
There have been allegations that the Lagos State government specifically targets and demolishes markets and areas predominantly inhabited by Igbos. Furthermore, it has been claimed that buildings owned by Igbos have been demolished by the state government.
Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike recently revealed that his house was demolished by the Lagos State government, despite having obtained proper approvals from relevant authorities.