A Dallas, Texas, US based cardiologist, Adeniran Abraham Ariyo, allegedly called for the slaughter of Igbo people in Lagos, akin to the xenophobic attacks currently going on in South Africa.

You will recall that earlier this month Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, made some tribalistic remarks and threatened the lives of Igbo leaders in Lagos.

BN has been unable to track him on social media, but we can substantiate that he is indeed a Doctor in Dallas. Photos of his Christmas family portrait have also been floating online, most likely from his Facebook account. According to various media outlets, he has deleted all his photos and Facebook profile, and has gone into hiding.

A Change.org petition has been filed against him, asking the Texas medical board to investigate him and for his medical license to be revoked. The petition, started by Nigeria Moment, states:



This is important because the massacre or extermination of any ethnic group is against UN law and of course the laws of United States. No ethnic group should ever have to be massacred due to hate for any reason whatsoever since there are legally accepted ways of dealing and settling differences. The world can not allow this to happen.”

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Na Wa! A whole medical doctor……I just taya..What exactly was he doing when he recited the hippocratic oath…….hmmmmmm did he keep kwayet?

Bellanaija pls don’t forget to do an article on Radio Biafra where they call for the killing of Yorubas and Hausas. The problem is far reaching and goes beyond this one man. We must get to the root of why the tribes hate each other

This is the problem with us, what is Radio Biafra and who are they? Never heard of them. They are an illegal radio station that could very well have been started by someone from another tribe to provoke others against the Ibos! This case on the other had is a so-called medical Dr. who by the way, I’m not sure he is as his english leaves a lot to be desired who is making provocative statements about genocide of a group and heating up the polity. That my friend is the difference!

@Chi, Abeg don’t try and lie. Radio Biafra is well known and the personalities saying those things about killing other tribes are clearly Igbo people. Some of them are well known sef. There is even a Biafra page if Facebook with Igbo people saying terrible things about other tribes everyday. Are those pretending to be Igbo too?

All Nigerian tribes have tribalistic elements, it’s a national problem and no tribe is innocent. Let’s address the whole issue

What is radio Biafra? I’d don’t know anything about it, and I don’t want to know if it propagates hate. Don’t use that as distraction.

Kadara you are no different from this guy, you are a total evil and darkness m just glad that your power is so little to do anything infinity. wicked soul,

I’m confused, this man is not in Public office. He holds no position and most definitely doesn’t speak for anyone, but himself. So why are his rants posted on here as news. Will Bellanaija also post rants from the various users on their site and other sites as news.

This post achieves nothing, but stir up further unrest. All those in the media have the responsibility of using discretion when necessary. To post such a salacious, Facebook comment, without posting those with a similar bent from other tribes/groups within Nigeria is not right.

ALL THE PEOPLE PLOTTING THE DOWNFALL OF THE GREAT BLESSED NDIGBO will be continuously brought to their knees.

We recall how the Oba of Lagos threatened the Igbos in Lagos with death if they did not do his bidding. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY HUMBLED AND THE PALACE HAD TO SCAMPER to release a long statement read by his chiefs, to assuage Ndigbo! Thereafter, his reputation has been tainted as a VERY LOW QUALITY [CRUDE] King with ‘airs’ and ‘graces’ more akin to a bus conductor than a monarch [we all watched his violent display on youtube] – an embarrassment to the Nigerian monarchical institution!

Now this lunatic, who also happens to be a ‘YORUBA’ Doctor in the ‘UNITED STATES’ is threatening IGBOS in LAGOS with his violent declaration! It will be a MIRACLE if he is able to retain his job after this [I know for a fact that essential health services in civilized societies are particular about the state of mind of persons who hold such sensitive positions as medical practitioners.

Bellanaija pls don’t forget to do an article on Radio Biafra where they call for the killing of Yorubas and Hausas. The problem is far reaching and goes beyond this one man. We must get to the root of why the tribes hate each other

Igbos arrogance is and will be their downfall. This doctor is clearly out of his mind, and should be condemned. Good that his license is revoked. However, why do Igbos constantly deny any wrong on their part and justify their negative behavior against yorubas. When they get called out, they deviate. So, it’s okay for Igbos to say or behave wrong but not the other way around? No, it’s unacceptable. You dismiss a fact, and went on play the usual “victimization” card which Igbos are notorious for. Never want to be accountable for anything. Igbos want to just dominate arrogantly with no respect or appreciation. They want to dominate Lagos, claim and have entitlement to Lagos(a yorubaland), behave anyhow but want the natives to just remain quiet.. Take that stupid arrogance, superior attitude back to your villages. Not in another person’s land, definitely not a yorubaland.

Ade you are racist pure and simple. The same Yoruba doctor lives in another man’s country(USA) with all the rights and privileges. He can even become the governor of that state. The same man wants Igbos denied citizenship rights in Lagos and even supports the way Igbo’s are being attacked in south Africa. He and anyone defending him are hypocrites and evil people trying to justify genocide a second time. The civil war was a genocide, committed against the Igbo’s by the Southwest and Northern elements of the Nigerian army. Now you are saying Igbos should go, when they offered to go the northern and southwest elements of the army with the active help of certain western countries formed a blockade and carried out an ethnic cleansing against the Igbos called civil war. This blockade made it impossible for the Igbo’s from 1966 to 1970 to be able to defend themselves, hence they were slaughtered like cows. Over 5 million defenseless people died mostly civilians. The southwest and Northern Nigerian elements that think because of the loss of the civil war Igbo’s are not humans and deserve to be treated like animals should remember that God rules in the affairs of men. Also Igbos are nobodies slaves, they can vote who they like period in their own country, The Oba of Lagos is an emigrant in Lagos too from Benin in the Midwest originally, and so many Lagos Islanders being originally from other places like Jakande was from Kwara originally.

This man should just shut his mouth. Why is he talking like a lunatic? The Oba of Lagos never desired to kill the igbos. he just wanted Ambode to win. Simple. This biased Doctor should not leverage on the Oba’s act and wish for the death of Igbos. What is he doing over there? The same way igbos have left their home towns to lagos is the same way he left nigeria and went to the US as well. He should be the least person calling for the mass slaughter of igbos. If someone should be slaughtered, it should be him for being in a foreign land. If only he will see that what he’s calling for is tantamount to him being slaughtered in the US. He should just shut up and utter a simple prayer for the South Africans that are committing this attack to have a change of heart and stop this foolish act.

Her Duchessness it is either you are trying to minimize the severity of the actions taken by the Oba of Lagos concerning the Igbo’s or you are plain naïve. What the Oba did is called intimidation with threat of violence and bodily harm against a group of people in a democracy. Coming from a royal father like that is tantamount to calling for genocide is a criminal offence he should have known better since he is a retired policeman. If he sees the Igbo as humans he should have appealed to them than threaten them in their own country. The Zulu King never desired to kill anybody when he made those careless statements, but what is the result now people are dead. Nkon ti oda oda, Eje ka so oto oro fun kabiyesi.

Is he really a medical doctor? I have a friend from that part of naija who took pics in white overall and posted same on facebook.He is also in Texas,cleaning toilets for a company I visit regularly. He doesn’t sound like a medical doctor to me,probably uneducated and frustrated at his inability to match the meteoric progress of Ndigbo wordwide

The so-called medical doctor is a hypocrite. He doesn’t like Igbos living in Lagos and enjoying the opportunities there and yet, he is living in someone else’s land enjoying the opportunities that the host country has afforded him. What a joke!

You guys have time sha. There’s no need to even pay attention to all these hate comments from yorubas. All they can do is run their mouths and die on top our matter. Still waiting for them to come with lorries and evacuate all igbos in Lagos to the east. Still waiting for them to miraculously relocate the houses and offices we’ve bought, built to the east. Still waiting for them to unsit us from our current office positions. Or maybe they’ll shamelessly come and kill our kids who were born here and have yoruba friends. You guys lost the battle before it even started. I am a Nigerian and I will settle wherever I want. As a tribe, you yorubas should have more essence than to just bad mouth igbos. Our skin are thick! Take action my yoruba people. We are waiting

ALL THE PEOPLE PLOTTING THE DOWNFALL OF THE GREAT BLESSED NDIGBO will be continuously brought to their knees.

We recall how the Oba of Lagos threatened the Igbos in Lagos with death if they did not do his bidding. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY HUMBLED AND THE PALACE HAD TO SCAMPER to release a long statement read by his chiefs, to assuage Ndigbo! Thereafter, his reputation has been tainted as a VERY LOW QUALITY [CRUDE] King with ‘airs’ and ‘graces’ more akin to a bus conductor than a monarch [we all watched his violent display on youtube] – an embarrassment to the Nigerian monarchical institution!

Now this lunatic, who also happens to be a ‘YORUBA’ Doctor in the ‘UNITED STATES’ is threatening IGBOS in LAGOS with his violent declaration! It will be a MIRACLE if he is able to retain his job after this [I know for a fact that essential health services in civilized societies are particular about the state of mind of persons who hold such sensitive positions as medical practitioners.

Have you seen him kill? You all make no damn sense? It’s funny how you all can’t even face those doing active killing. How about concentrate on finding the chibok girls??? Someone in the U.S. made a comment on an issue you fly with it like you’ve seen him in the act. I think he’s abided by his oath by saving lives for 27 good years, can you boast of that? I do it in comments…

I can’t believe this guy is a doctor, a cardiologist for that matter. I read somewhere that this guy studied at John Hopkins. With the level of his exposure, he still goes this low. He should be investigated by the medical board or association. Who knows how many Igbo patients he might have killed with this deep rooted hatred of his.

All these recent situations should be a wake-up call for Igbos: the Oba of Lagos, now this doc, all say out LOUD what many think of you. You are a threat to many out there. IGBOS, go home and build your land!!!! You give your best by helping others develop their lands, and when the people get tired of you, they chase u out. I pity all these igbos having properties and business outside Igboland, but none in the East. When things will get rough, will u carry your business and properties on your head??? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE IS AN AGENDA TO WIPE U OUT. That is how the jews thought Hitler was joking when he promised to wipe them out. We know the rest of the story…. The problem with Igbos is that they’let sentiments cloud their sense of strategy. TIME TO INVEST IN YOUR LAND!!!!

Really. This statement is ludicrous but I don’t think he is literarily calling for slaughter. There is a difference between allegedly calling for slaughter and saying what happened in ‘so so so’ will happen to you. We all know Igbo’s are very industrious and hardworking. Don’t know why people worry themselves about statements made by lunatics. Please just ignore the doctor. Carry go Igbos, let no one’s blood go red hot due to this statement.. It’s been an issue for ages. When some Nigerians insult Niger indigenes who beg on the streets or when some other tribes insult the Hausa’s you’ll shed hot tears for them. Yorubas are also not safe in some states in Nigeria. Hatred, tribalism and racism are everywhere. Dark and fair; tall or short; pretty or ugly; fat or slim; man or woman are all global issue. I take cover under the shadow of the Almighty and won’t bat an eyelid over this statement. Thanks for the platform. Got to get back to work. Too busy to continue.

As you said that Igbos should go. Mind you, when you say Igbo, it includes people from South South. Hence, if we are going, we are going with our oil. The oil in Igboland belongs to every Nigerian, but Igbos are regarded as strangers in their country. I don’t understand. Someone should explain to me please.

The guy you are supporting is a Nigerian leaving in the US. And neither is even able to comprehend that. Calling for the slaughter of a group of people while you are leaving in a land that isn’t yours. I can’t even deal with the stupidity that is …… Every decent human being should sign that petition!

I assume you live in your village. We are all foreigners one way or the other. So please stop exposing your shallow mentality

@Riff Raff. Your name says a lot. Clearly you have never been to the East. So take a ___. Before you call on Igbos to develop their land, I suggest you travel East first and see what Igbos have done without having held real political power in Nigeria and having been dispossessed of their properties including money in bank accounts. The East needs no more or less development than the rest of Nigeria. The way some of you talk you would think the rest of Nigeria minus the East is so developed. Give it a rest. Nigeria needs development in every corner.

I am glad to hear that you likened us to the Jews, interesting. Cos despite all that Hitler did, he still couldn’t wipe away the Jews, we can clearly see them dominating even till this day. The real question should be “why do other tribes hate the igbos?” Or are threatened by them? No one throws stones on a fruitless tree my friend