The arraignment of the Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate has sparked controversy and debate among Nigerians. While some see it as a necessary step in curbing terrorism and ensuring peace in the state, others view it as an attack on the Igbo community and their right to self-determination.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a separatist group that seeks the secession of the southeastern region of Nigeria, which is predominantly Igbo. The group has been banned by the Nigerian government and labeled a terrorist organization, a move that has been criticized by human rights groups.
The threat by the Eze Ndigbo to invite IPOB members to Lagos has raised concerns about the potential for violence and unrest in the state. The Lagos State Government and the police have vowed to prevent any such occurrence and maintain law and order.
The case against Nwajagu is expected to be closely watched by Nigerians, particularly those from the Igbo community. It remains to be seen whether the charges against him will hold up in court and what implications it may have for the wider issue of separatism and self-determination in Nigeria.