The Special Adviser for Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Joe Igbokwe, has warned that Igbos stand to lose a lot if they go for another civil war whether they win or lose. He said that in an interview with BBC News Igbo after he was asked what he thought about people that said that the older generation are using the fact that witnessed war to scare the younger generation.
Explaining why he said that, Joe Igbokwe said the Igbos are not last when it comes wealth in Nigeria. He claimed that Igbos owned about 60% of the houses in Abuja and Lagos and said they can’t afford to lose all that and some other investments for a second time.
On answering questions relating to the marginalisation of the Igbos, he said that studies done by the Catholic church showed that the oppressed tends to do better than their oppressors. He said that explained why the Igbos have done so well since after the set back caused by the civil war and why they can’t stand to lose if they go into another one.
Joe Igbokwe also condemned the actions of those that burn police stations and kill security agents. He said that is an attack on the Nigerian State and warned it could lead to a situation where a state of emergency is declared and the Army ununleashed restore order.
Speaking further he compared the attack on Ebonyi State indigenes by suspected herders to a fight between communities and said it is nothing compared to killing policemen.