LAGOS: Joe Igbokwe escapes attack, as some angry Igbo youths in Lagos go after him
BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Environmental Cleansing and Protection, Hon Joe Igbokwe was at the early hours of Monday attacked by some group of youths ostensibly identified as Igbo Youths who lives in Lagos.
According to eye witnesses, Honourable Igbokwe narrowly escaped the attack with his driver on his way to work, along Surulere axis of the State, when some group of men trooped out in their numbers and descended on his vehicle, trying so hard to bring him and the driver out of the car, but luck was on his side when the driver managed to zoom off without minding the traffic signals.
However, it was also gathered that the group of young men who were speaking Igbo went after Honourable Igbokwe but couldn’t get him as the driver geared up the vehicle speed.
Meanwhile, the Police arrived at the scene to calm the situation down but the youths were unable to listen to them as they were busy chanting chorus of war in Igbo dialect “We will catch Joe Igbokwe, either here in Lagos or in Igboland. We have declared him wanted. Enough is enough. We have had enough of his nonsense.” They chorused.
Recall that Honourable Joe Igbokwe has been against the Biafra Movement right from the time of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu till date and has been championing lots of media war against the movement.
Chief Joe Igbo makes public statements in an attempt to douse tensions building up especially between Igbos in Lagos and Yorubas, but some people see this attempt as an effort to sabotage the interest of Biafra agitators.
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