Angry Protesters In Anambra Destroys Nnamdi Azikiwe’s Statue, Blames Him For Their Problems
A group of aggrieved #EndSARS protesters has set the statue of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe on fire at Dennis Memorial Grammar School Roundabout, Onitsha.
According to reports gathered by IssuesNG, the angry mobs doused the statue in Petrol with motor tyres hung on its head before setting it ablaze at Onitsha, AB-TC reports.
While setting the late President’s statue on fire, the mobs were heard heaping abuses and shouting “YOU PUT US IN THIS MESS BY CHAMPIONING ONE NIGERIA,”
“YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF OUR TROUBLE”
Victor Ononye one of Nnamdi Azikiwe kinsmen while reacting to the incident, described it as an abomination adding that he was in severe pain when police officers around the area could not stop them.
He also noted that Late Azikiwe would be in regrets for bringing independence to Nigeria.
In his words:
“THE RIGHT HON DR NNAMDI BENJAMIN AZIKIWE, THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, MUST BE EXPRESSING REGRETS WHEREVER HIS SPIRIT IS, FOR ATTRACTING INDEPENDENCE TO NIGERIA.
“WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DMGS ROUNDABOUT, ONITSHA, WHICH I SAW WITH MY OWN EYES EVOKED TEARS.
“MISCREANTS, HOODLUMS, GUTTER SNIPPERS, LOAFERS, CHARLATANS, NITWITS, NINCOMPOOPS AND BASTARDS BESIEGED THE STATUE, HUNG A USED TYRE ON HIS NECK, POURED PETROL AND SET IT ON FIRE.
“THEY DECAPITATED HIS HAND AND WENT AWAY WITH HIS TITLE STAFF. THAT WAS THE HEIGHT OF INGRATITUDE BY THE BASTARDS WHO ARE IGNORANT OF HISTORY.
“THEY DESCENDED ON THE VARIOUS ITEMS USED FOR DECORATION OF THE SITE AND TORE THEM TO PIECES. THEY WERE FEW IN NUMBER. WHY THE POLICE, WHO WERE A STONE’S THROW AWAY TO THE ROUNDABOUT, COULD NOT INTERVENE WAS A MYSTERY.
“I SAW TWO VIGILANTE MEN BRANDISHING RIFLES AND RIDING ON A MOTORCYCLE. THEY STOPPED AND THE BOYS HAILED THEM AND THEY DROVE OFF.”