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They Said Igbo Traders In Lagos Want To Close Their Markets For 2 Weeks, That's Fake News- Dr Eleazu

Some South-East leaders under the auspice of Anya Ndigbo have said that Igbo people are worried over the tensions that characterized the just concluded elections in Lagos State, adding that fake news was being generated to target the Igbo people.

The group said that Igbo people are not at war with the Yorubas in Lagos, and expressed worry that Igbos in Lagos are now living in fear. The statement came when a delegation of the group led by its Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr Uma Eleazu, met with the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, at his office in Ikoyi, Lagos.

While speaking during the meeting, Dr Eleazu said that some people are going about creating trouble for Igbos in Lagos, adding that the recent one is the rumour that Igbos are planning to close their markets for two weeks. He described the rumour as fake news.

In the report which was made by Vanguard, he said - "So, our coming to you is to tell you that the Igbo people are not in Lagos for a war or a fight. We are in Lagos to earn a living and to contribute to the development of the place where we are making a living. As a leader, we are telling you what we feel because most of our people are now afraid. Some faceless people are going around fomenting trouble for Igbo people. The latest one is that they said Igbo traders want to close their markets for two weeks, these are fake news."

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