By Promise Eze
Simon Ekpa, the self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu the imprisoned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Biafra), has called on all Igbo Biafrans to be prepared to sit-at-home following the fire on Tuesday that gutted a section of a five-storey building in the popular Balogun market in Lagos.
Blackbox reported that though the cause of the fire has not been ascertained, nor any human casualties known, eye witnesses said the fire incident threw the market and the environment into panic as firefighters, traders and customers battled to put it under control.
It was learnt that the inferno started at about 8 am from the 32 Balogun Plaza, where ladies shoes dealers occupy.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the Finland-based lawyer, noted that the sit-at-home is targeted at crippling the economy of the Lagos state government.
He also advised Igbo market leaders to provide securities for all ‘Igbo markets’ in Lagos.
He wrote: “I have just watched another Igbo Biafra Market in Lagos being burnt down in Balogun Lagos today, and I am very sad. Since after the election, igbo Biafrans in Lagos and their Businesses have been attacked and like I have said earlier, we can’t sit back and watch.
“As Biafrans in Lagos will be getting ready to return home with their businesses. To this end, we will activate sit at home for all Biafrans in Lagos. This sit at home is targeted at crippling the economy of the Lagos state government, who’s body language has suggested to be directly responsible for the attack against Igbos.
“I therefore call on all Igbo market leaders in Lagos that we are ready to provide securities for all Igbo markets in Lagos pending when the businesses will be moved to Eastern region. We will fortify all your market against attackers. The underground work will start immediately.
“This sit at home, when activated, is applicable to every Biafran doing Business in Lagos. Both shop owners, commercial bus drivers.”