Lagos Demolitions: Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Decries Discrimination


In a recent statement, Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), expressed deep concern over the ongoing demolitions of properties belonging to Igbos in Lagos State, stating that these actions are making it increasingly challenging for Igbos to feel a sense of belonging within the Nigerian nation.

Ejimakor highlighted the demolition activities in Lagos State as “notoriously discriminatory and unjust,” emphasizing that it adds to the systemic injustices that Igbos face as Nigerians.

“The relentless demolition in Lagos is so notoriously discriminatory and unjust, such that it will surely trouble Lagos State with countless scorched-earth litigations. For now, it has done so much to add to the systemic injustices that make it very tough for Ndigbo to be Nigerians,” he asserted.

The lawyer went on to argue that these demolitions, which he views as a form of systemic injustice against Igbos, might lead to a surge in legal battles for the affected individuals and communities in Lagos.

There have been persistent claims that the Lagos State government is deliberately targeting and demolishing markets and areas heavily populated by Igbos. Additionally, allegations have surfaced that buildings owned by Igbos are being demolished by the state government.

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, recently came forward with his personal experience, claiming that his house was demolished by the Lagos State government despite having obtained due approval from relevant authorities.

As the situation unfolds, concerns are growing over the perceived discrimination against Igbos in Lagos, with calls for a thorough investigation into the motivations behind these demolitions and a reassessment of the impact on the affected communities.