Despite Video Evidences, Police Says Lagos Attack On People Seeking PVCs Not About Igbos
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Despite Video Evidences, Police Says Lagos Attack On People Seeking PVCs Not About Igbos

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Despite Video Evidences, Police Says Lagos Attack On People Seeking PVCs Not About Igbos

Despite the numerous video evidence that’s trending on social media, Lagos State Police Command, has said that the attack on Nigerians that came out en-mass to get their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) isn’t because they’re Igbos.

Earlier, JOURNALIST101 reported that Igbos that closed their markets in Lagos State to get their PVCs were pelted with stones with some of them sustaining serious injuries at Ojo local government area of the state.



At some places, the traders were asked to go back to their states to register, adding that the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC could only register South-Westerners.

But the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin in reaction posted on his Twitter handle @BenHundeyin stated “First, this wasn’t about Igbos.”

He added that though the entire Alaba International Market decided to close down today to enable the traders register for their PVCs, a phased closure would have been better.

Hundeyin said, “First, this wasn’t about Igbos. These are the true facts behind the trending videos. The entire Alaba International Market decided to close the market today to enable the traders register for their PVCs.

“A phased closure would have been better. Consequently, the Ojo Local Government venue of the registration was besieged by a mammoth crowd. The situation was made worse by the fact that only one registration terminal was working. One of the people who came for registration made trouble and was challenged by those around.

“Going by simple probability, the attacker or the attacked is very likely to be Igbo. They were simply large in number. However, giving this incident ethnic coloration would not help matters.

“The entire episode lasted a few minutes. Sadly, recordings from those few minutes are still travelling far and wide. Normalcy has since returned and the Divisional Police Officer there is fully in charge of the security situation.”

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