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OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by astana1: 6:55am On Mar 03
The Oodua People’s Congress has warned the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra against attacking any Yoruba territory based on the alleged attack on Igbo in Lagos State after the presidential and National Assembly polls.

The President of OPC, Rasaq Arogundade, gave the warning in a statement made available to SUNDAY PUNCH in Lagos.


Arogundade’s statement was in reaction to an earlier statement by the Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, which claimed that Igbo residents living in Lagos State were attacked during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections and were prevented from voting for the candidates of their choice.

The IPOB publicity secretary alleged that the attack might have been orchestrated by some Fulani people against the Igbo who he said had been victims of such attacks in some parts of the country before now.

The OPC boss said contrary to the claims of Powerful, there was no Igbo stronghold anywhere in Lagos State or any part of Yoruba land, saying such claims were not true.

The statement read, “The Igbo are again exhibiting lack of contentment and appreciation of divine goodness in their lives. Where in Igboland are strangers accorded the privileges being enjoyed by Igbo in Lagos and Yorubaland? Igbo have lived peacefully in Lagos and the entire Yorubaland for ages. They carry out their business and own property unmolested.

“As a matter of correction, there is no single Igbo stronghold in Lagos or any other part of Yorubaland. What exist are areas of high concentration of Igbo dwellers, who live side by side other immigrants and indigenes.”

He stated that Igbo had always been treated well and given opportunity to be elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly and were represented at the state executive council.

“It is no coincidence that Yorubaland (South-West Nigeria) has been the most peaceful part in Nigeria. The relative peace is not because of fear or cowardice but a deliberate policy of our forebears, who after fighting many wars, have resolved to make peaceful and communal living the way of life.


“That we are accommodating and friendly should not be misconstrued as a weakness or sign of timidity as the OPC is fully ready to repel any attack on Yoruba territory from any quarter,” Arogundade added.

Source : https://punchng.com/opc-warns-ipob-against-attack-on-yoruba-territory/

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by astana1: 7:00am On Mar 03
“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”
– Ernest Gaine

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by kingemzy5(m): 7:01am On Mar 03
Zlatan:ofemanumanuchubaku
Leave IPOBS and their wahala they are empty barell lomapariwo

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by noni14(m): 7:01am On Mar 03
respect is reciprocal

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Corrinthians(m): 7:02am On Mar 03
Soon, this crawl would become a sprint. The alarm bells are ringing louder than ever. Those who have ears, let them hear.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Shibaraba(m): 7:03am On Mar 03
See what social media has caused!!!!!
Out there in the real world they live in peace and unity but on social media na war.
Especially nairaland. One person go smoke kwale weed finish come remember say Igbo and yoruba dey fight open thread.
Them mods go leave the thread till fight start again inside.

Most of these e warriors no even dey Nigeria sef.
Let's live together, else we will leave together

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by kingemzy5(m): 7:03am On Mar 03
Printerscanner:
Any Yamirin that messses up will be sacrifized to the god of iron.
Nonsense and ingredients

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by mightyhazel: 7:07am On Mar 03
Am disappointed in opc.. they should caution their members against attacking law abiding citizens residing peacefully in their own country and carrying out their civic responsibilities. Never in history of the world have i read or heard that individuals will be threatened at gunpoint to vote candidates that are not their choice in an election.even to the extent of actually killing them for voting their choice candidate,like the case of peter at okota. we are not savages. Nigeria is for Nigerians pls
.No Nigerian is a foreigner in Nigeria.. we can always split in peace if we are tired of the union!

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by mightyhazel: 7:09am On Mar 03
Printerscanner:
Any Yamirin that messses up will be sacrifized to the god of iron.
By messing up ,u mean dressing up to go vote candidates of one”s choice?

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by JudgeOGBUNABALI(m): 7:09am On Mar 03
Bring war if you want war and stop blabbing. Both you and Emma powerful cant even aim and shoot accurately. Tale of two useless iddiots. cool

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by ngadaAwo: 7:13am On Mar 03
Corrinthians:
Soon, this crawl would become a sprint. The alarm bells are ringing louder than ever. Those who have ears, let them hear.

trash trash trash

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by ngadaAwo: 7:13am On Mar 03
Corrinthians:
Soon, this crawl would become a sprint. The alarm bells are ringing louder than ever. Those who have ears, let them hear.
please are you omenka cry

if you're omenka omenkalives then you're a coward for abandoning your vicious moniker the only Monika that people knew you with

what/who are you afraid of?
me following you?
but we're just playing cool
we're friends wink

if you're omenka omenkalives you're a bloody coward to have hidden under this Monika

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by DMerciful(m): 7:17am On Mar 03
APC is the cause, a very divisive party

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by TIGRITIS: 7:27am On Mar 03
Shey dem don chop belleful begin dey shout lagos no man's land abi? We go know who owns lagos.

Instead of going about your hustling, which is your primary purpose of coming to Lagos, keep fanning the embers of war because a fulani man lost election to a fulani man.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by orion7: 7:30am On Mar 03
Corinthians is from benue.


your northern Divid and rule methods is bound to fail

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Lucid1(m): 7:31am On Mar 03
Politics Section is officially the most active section on Nairaland. All kinds of fvckery popping up everyday.


IPOB and OPC shouldn't drag us decades back, violence can't be monopolized.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by PFRB: 7:43am On Mar 03
Lucid1:
Politics Section is officially the most active section on Nairaland. All kinds of fvckery popping up everyday.


IPOB and OPC shouldn't drag us decades back, violence can't be monopolized.

IPOB does not attack any body. IPOB is not for tribal issues. IPOB is for Biafra restoration

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Lucid1(m): 7:52am On Mar 03
PFRB:


IPOB does not attack any body. IPOB is not for tribal issues. IPOB is for Biafra restoration


I agree, why then are they being threatened by OPC? The security agencies have to do something about these inflammatory remarks, they are always counterproductive.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 7:59am On Mar 03
and any afonja and abokiii that Bleep up, will be sacrifice for okija and amadioha

Printerscanner:
Any Yamirin that messses up will be sacrifized to the god of iron.



can we just fight this fight and part ways already, even if I die fighting, I will be happy wherever I am

So tired of hate and tribalism

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by zeromeridian: 8:01am On Mar 03
OPC is a woman Organization. Don't dare lPOB to start getting involved in Yoruba land politics. Ipob is a no nonsense organization.

For this OPC spokes person ranting, where we're your OPC and Yoruba people when Demola was almost being killed like a common criminal.

You guys ran away and left your brother in his pool of blood. Why did you guys not come out and defend him. Cowards. Igbos are peaceful people and will never attack anybody first.

There are more than Ten thousand IPOB members in Lagos. If you guys start any rubbish, the back up will come from the sea and land. Remember Asari and his men are already waiting for this opportunity. IPOB does not joke.

If you guys dare involve IPOB in this matter, be sure Lagos will be too hot for you. OPC are small fry to IPOB. IPOB has issue with the army not civilians. Be warned!

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Ziggylady(f): 8:02am On Mar 03
*yawns*

Stories embarassed

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by helinues: 8:04am On Mar 03
OPC should go and sit down..

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by GenSpecifics: 8:07am On Mar 03
Lagos clashes leave 80 dead
2000-10-17 19:34
Lagos - Fierce ethnic clashes erupted for a third day running in Nigeria's commercial centre, Lagos, on Tuesday leaving more than 80 people dead and bodies littering the streets.
Police helicopters flew over the Ajegunle area which was the main scene of the fighting as anti-riot policemen poured into the district amid the constant sound of gunfire.
Smoke rose into the sky over Lagos's main Apapa Port area, leading to Ajegunle where dozens of cars and homes were burnt.
The fighting between Nigeria's two largest ethnic groups began on Saturday in the central Nigerian city of Ilorin in a dispute over the naming of a Yoruba traditional ruler for the town.
Police clashed with a Yoruba militant group, the Odua Peoples' Congress (OPC). Police said six people died but the OPC said nine had been killed.
On Sunday, OPC members launched what a senior OPC official said were reprisal attacks on Hausas living in Lagos.
OPC secretary-general Kayode Ogundamisi told AFP on Mongunle district had been killed early on Tuesday.
Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu on Monday night slapped a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the area around Ajegunle and on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of the leaders of the ethnic Yoruba and Hausa communities.
Lagos Information Commissioner Dele Alake told AFP the city authorities were "doing a lot" to try to restore calm.
"We really want to get the situation under control," he said.
Meanwhile, witnesses put the toll from the clashes in Lagos at at least 72.
Victoria Adeleke, a nurse who was working in Lagos's Alaba district where fighting took place on Monday, told AFP she had counted 22 bodies on the street.
Another witness, Patrick Adum, said he had seen 20 bodies in the Okokomaiko district of the city.
Other witnesses said they had seen eight bodies in the Orile district and 21 bodies on the outskirts of Ajegunle, the main area where fighting took place.
The fighting again focused attention on the OPC, set up in 1995 to promote the interests of the Yoruba, one of Nigeria's three largest ethnic groups, alongside the Hausa and Igbo.
The OPC is accused by its critics of being behind a series of attacks on other ethnic groups in the Yoruba-controlled southwest of the country.
The government of President Olusegun Obasanjo, himself a Yoruba, last year threatened an all-out war against the OPC after blaming it for riots in Lagos's Ketu district in which more than 100 people - mainly Hausas - died.
Since then, though regular clashes have occurred with the police, the most prominent OPC leaders have continued to operate publicly. - Sapa-AFP
https://www.news24.com/xArchive/Archive/Lagos-clashes-leave-80-dead-20001017

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Frenchkiss564: 8:23am On Mar 03
Most people here don't know sh*t about OPC, those people are brutal, the ijaws have seen it all before even African China sang about it.

The sad thing is the innocent law abiding people that will go with it.....

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Warship: 8:28am On Mar 03
The OPC man is stupid and see my reason below based on Emma Powerful's words he quoted.



" The IPOB publicity secretary alleged that, the attack might have been orchestrated by some Fulani people against the Igbo who he said had been victims of such attacks in some parts of the country before now. "



Emma Powerful pointed fingers at Fulani elites using Tinubu's head to divide the south and Tinubu's lap dog replied without thinking twice.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by obembet(f): 8:28am On Mar 03
helinues:
OPC should go and sit down..

They are not isakaba bro.

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by Nobody: 8:29am On Mar 03
Idiotas.
But has Ipob members don that outside of South East?
Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by kay29000(m): 8:29am On Mar 03
Ghen Ghen

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Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by slawomir: 8:29am On Mar 03
Okay
Re: OPC Warns IPOB Against Attack On Yoruba Territory by AntiWailer: 8:30am On Mar 03
na wa

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