Published On: Sat, Oct 24th, 2020

Protesters Set Zik’s Statue Ablaze

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News Investigators/ Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.

The hoodlums are suspected to be some of those who hijacked the #EndSARS protest to wreak havoc.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the statute, located at Denis Memorial Grammar School roundabout in Onitsha, was erected 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, Victor Ononye, described the incident as “heresy and sacrilegious’’.

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