Igbo traders based in Lagos have warned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to keep his agitation in the South East as they will not welcome him in Lagos.
Chairman of the Alaba Amalgamated Traders Association, Chief Chiemeka Ibeh warned the IPOB leader to stay away from Lagos, urging him to leave Igbos in Lagos.
Ibeh said the IPOB leader’s visit to Lagos will make Nigerians think they are in support of his call for secession and would spoil their business.
“He [Kanu] should keep his Biafra in the East where our unemployed youths are following him all over the place, not knowing what they are dabbling into.
“Most of these youth do not understand what Biafra is about and what it has cost Igbo people.
“Since his actions led to the quit notice by the Arewa youths, I expected Kanu to have paid upfront all transport companies on the northern route to be conveying Igbo people who might be interested in coming back to the East, but he has not paid a kobo to anybody. Is he bothered about the economic wellbeing of the people whom his actions could dislocate?”
Igbo traders in the Lagos area have for the most part been lukewarm to IPOB. The sit-at-home order which the movement declared on May 30, did not succeed in the meagacity.