Metro Ijaw Group Writes OPC Over Threats of Attack in Lagos


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Ijaw Development Association, IDA, has flayed threats of attack on the Ijaw in the South-West by the Oodua Defenders Union, ODU, calling on the body not to break the historic peace between the Ijaw and the Yoruba.

IDA, in a statement in Lagos, called on ODU to withdraw the statement which it claimed was based on wrong assumptions of the relationship between the two ethnic groups.

National President of IDA, Fiyebo Eperetei, in the statement made available to Vanguard, said: “The Ijaw in Lagos are not at war with Yoruba. Hence, it will be very unfortunate for anybody to plan attack on Ijaw in Lagos. The umbrella body of Ijaw nation, Ijaw National Congress, INC and Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, did not issue any threat to attack “installations in Lagos” and other parts of Nigeria.

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Therefore, the threat or plan by the Niger Delta Avengers should not be used as a basis to attack peaceful and law abiding Ijaw in Lagos.

“We also use this medium to appeal to ODU that we are not at war with anybody in Lagos State. As peace loving people, it will be very sad for us to be attacked because of a statement by a group of people operating from Niger Delta region who are allegedly agitating for the interest of the whole Niger Delta region and not Ijaw alone.”



Source: Vanguard
 
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