Contrary to the allegation made in a statement released by a southwest group known as the Apapo O’Odua Koya (AOKOYA), that some Igbo youths are behind the destruction of assets owned by Yoruba indigenes during the EndSARS protest, especially in Lagos state, the Nigerian Army has said that the businesses that were attacked the most by hoodlums during the peaceful EndSARS protest belonged to Igbos.
This confirmation was made on Saturday, November 14 by Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo, during a video presentation to the Lagos judiciary panel set up to investigate the Lekki shooting and other issues.
The Army Brigadier-General who was testifying on behalf of the Nigerian Army on the Lekki shooting incident said it was mostly Igbo businesses that were looted by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest.
Taiwo’s words are contrary to recent claims in some quarters that Igbo youths were behind the looting and destruction, an allegation denied by the Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo.
The pan-Igbo group also denied that Igbo youths attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos.
In a recent report by Obinwannem News, it was noted that some hoodlums had stormed the traditional ruler’s abode and made away with his staff of office among other things.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News