Operatives of the Department of State Security and Police have arrested Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos State, Fredrick Nwajagu on Saturday.
Speaking in a video that went viral on Friday, Nwajagu had threatened to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra to secure the properties of Igbo people in the state.
The Eze vowed to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state.
Nwajagu, in a 49-second video shared on Twitter on Friday, said the move became necessary in the wake of attacks on some Igbo people in the state.
The Igbo leader said he stood by his words, insisting that his people must take a stand in Lagos.
He said: “IPOB, we will invite them. They have no job. All of the IPOB will protect all of our shops. And we have to pay them. We have to mobilize for that. We have to do that,” Nwajagu said.
“We must have our own security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning, and in the afternoon.
“When they discover that we have our own security, before they come, they will know that we have our own men there.”
“I am not saying a single word to be hidden. I am not hiding my words; let my words go viral. “Igbo must get their rights and get standing in Lagos State.”
It was gathered that the Igbo leader was arrested on Saturday morning by a joint team of policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services.
“A team of police and DSS went to his palace but he had already fled. He was later traced to a hotel in Ejigbo where he was arrested,” a source said.
The police source revealed that the team stormed his palace but he fled; he was eventually traced to a hotel in Ejigbo and arrested at 1:00 am., and he is currently in the custody of the DSS.
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“We will invite IPOB terrorist to Lagos to protect our properties in Lagos and combat anyone against us….”
Eze Ajao Estate Lagos
SAY NO TO TERRORISM pic.twitter.com/j0flnnHsvD
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