Patrick Kelechi, Lagos


DAILY COURIER – The Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu, has been nabbed in a midnight raid by operatives of the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS).

Nwajagu had on Friday vowed to invite members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state.

Nwajagu, in a 49-second video shared on Twitter by @DeeOneAyekooto, said the move became necessary in the wake of attacks on some Igbo people in the state.

He said he stood by his words, insisting that his people must take a stand in Lagos.

“IPOB, we will invite them,” he said. “They have no job. All of the IPOB will protect all of our shops. And we have to pay them. We have to mobilize for that. We have to do that. We must have our own security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning, and in the afternoon.

“When they discover that we have our own security, before they come, they will know that we have our own men there.” I am not saying a single word to be hidden. I am not hiding my words; let my words go viral. “Igbo must get their rights and get standing in Lagos State.”

DAILY COURIER learned that Nwajagu had been arrested by a combined team of police and DSS operatives.

The source revealed that the team stormed his residence but he fled. He was eventually traced to a hotel in Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos, and arrested at 1 a.m.

The source further revealed that Nwajagu is currently in the custody of the DSS.