Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, Anambra

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Protesting Youths Set Zik’s Statue Aflame in Onitsha, Anambra
Nwolu Obiajulu

Enraged youths on Thursday set ablaze the statue of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in Onitsha Anambra State.

The perpetrators are suspected to be thugs who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest which was initiated as a movement to end police brutality and bad governance in the country.

The monument was erected some months ago by Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano at Dennis Memorial Grammar School roundabout in Onitsha to decorate the commercial hub of the state, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Mr Victor Ononye, a kinsman of the first president of Nigeria while recounting the incident said, “What happened at the DMGS Roundabout, Onitsha, which I saw with my own eyes, evoked tears.

“They decapitated the hand and went away with his title staff. That is the height of ingratitude by ignorant people who know nothing about history,” he said.

“They were few in number. Why the police, a stone’s throw away to the roundabout could not intervene was a mystery.

“It is a pity! Zik of Africa, the sage who facilitated the end of the Nigeria civil war; Zik who built Nigeria’s foremost university for excellence doesn’t deserve this.”

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