Some unknown groups of suspected IPOB hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra state, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.
The hoodlums are suspected to be some of those who hijacked the #EndSARS protest to wreak havoc in the city and beyond.
It was reported that the statute, located at Denis Memorial Grammar School roundabout in Onitsha, was erected some months ago by Gov. Willie Obiano to further beautify the city.
While vandalising the statue, the hoodlums, armed with dangerous weapons including machetes, were heard venting their anger against the Late Nigerian statesman.
“You are the cause of our trouble,’’ was one of the uncomplimentary remarks the hoodlums chanted.
One of Azikiwe’s kinsmen, Mr Victor Ononye, described the incident as
“heresy and sacrilegious”.
He said Dr Azikiwe must be expressing regrets at the action, as the
deceased statesman was one of the architects of independent Nigeria.