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Biafra: You’re too small to decide for Igbos – IPOB blasts Southeast govs, elites
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Biafra: You’re too small to decide for Igbos – IPOB blasts Southeast govs, elites

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said Southeast governors, religious leaders, and traditional rulers cannot decide the fate of Igbos regarding Biafra. IPOB said Southeast governors and the elites are too small to decide if Igbos should remain with Nigeria against their wish. Recall that the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi had said the region won’t succumb to the Biafra agitation. Umahi had said Igbos have invested a lot in Nigeria to succumb to the Biafran agitation. Reacting, IPOB said such comment has exposed Southeast governors as those trying to create anarchy in the country. In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said: “We are the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under th...
We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB
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We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has not officially declared a 'no election’ day in Anambra State. The group in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, said it has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners as it is preoccupied with its vision to actualize Biafra. IPOB maintained that violence is not part of its philosophy, wondering how its members would be accused of attacking the same people they were fighting for. The statement reads in part “It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration. Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen is ...
IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1
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IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will enforce a sit-at-home order on October 1 as Nigeria marks its 61st Independence anniversary on the same day. The group in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, asked banks in the South East Region to 'peacefully' bring down Nigerian flags in their premises, or IPOB members will be forced to bring down the flags themselves. According to Powerful, the proscribed group is taking these actions in solidarity with Ambazonia, a secessionist group in Cameroon, whose purported independence anniversary is on October 1. “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. ...
IPOB orders sit-at-home on October 1, removal of all Nigerian flags from southeast
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IPOB orders sit-at-home on October 1, removal of all Nigerian flags from southeast

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared a sit-at-home across the Southeast on October 1. IPOB said the October 1 sit-at-home is to show its rejection of Nigeria and all the country stands for. In a statement by its spokesman on Saturday, Emma Powerful, the group also declared the commencement of “operation no Nigerian flag begins in Biafra land from October 1st.” Powerful said the sit-at-home order was declared to celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary. The statement reads partly: “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. “Also, IPOB has declared from today 25th September 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted an...
There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB
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There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to impose a one-month lockdown in South-East region of the country, if the federal government fails to bring its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to court on October 21. Recall that the IPOB leader's trial was adjourned by Justice Binta Nyako on July 26 after the federal government failed to produce him in court. In a statement by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the proscribed group alleged that the federal government of Nigeria has perfected plans not to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court on the scheduled date. Stating that the alleged plan to "perpetually keep him behind bars without trial to see if they can demoralise him and Biafrans" won't work, IPOB said it will impose a one month lockdown in South-East to make the federal government ...
ESN: How Ohanaeze, politicians betrayed Igbo youths – IPOB
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ESN: How Ohanaeze, politicians betrayed Igbo youths – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has cautioned security agents in the Southeast to stop “genocidal killings” of Igbo youths after tagging them operatives of the Eastern Security Network, ESN. IPOB claimed several Igbo youths have been killed by security agents due to the quest by political leaders and Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s quest for “political glory.” In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Monday, IPOB accused Ohanaeze and Igbo political leaders of betraying the Southeast. According to Powerful: “Following the incessant kidnappings, harassment, arrests, and indiscriminate killings of Biafrans in the recent times, we the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our liberator and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to warn Fulani-dominated Nigeria securit...
IPOB: Sit-at-home Order in Southeast is Evil – Governor Umahi
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IPOB: Sit-at-home Order in Southeast is Evil – Governor Umahi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has said that the Sit-At-Home order given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is evil as the group does not care about the interest of the Southeast. The governor who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki, said this while reacting to the decision of residents of the region to enforce the order on Monday, August 16, despite the suspension by IPOB leaders. The leaders of the secessionist group initially called for the sit-at-home to protest the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group however called off the suspension to enable students to take their ongoing examination. Despite the suspension, economic activities in the region were halted on Monday, August 16, as banks, market, and other places were deserted. Umahi while react...
Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo
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Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo

Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry has released a series of prophecies concerning Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Niger Delta militant leader, Tompolo and Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Igboho. While he warned Governor Wike against fomenting trouble through his words and actions, the cleric said Igboho, Kanu, Sanusi and Tompolo may be killed, He also claimed some powerful persons were out to destroy Wike’s government and the economy of the state. “Thus says the Lord: inform the Governor, whose name is Wike not to foment trouble or commotion; instead, he should be filled with the wisdom during this period,” he said. “He should also be...
IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu
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IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has slammed a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati over comments attributed to him that the group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is being sponsored by drug dealers. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said it was an insult for Abati to allegedly link the group to a drug dealer. In a statement he issued, Powerful said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the stupid and fallacious assertion credited to Reuben Abati, that a certain drug peddler who was caught by security agents in Imo State was IPOB fund raiser.   “We have tried to ignore pockets of unwarranted attacks by Reuben Abati against IPOB and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but we will no longer tolerate these insults.” The seperat...
How Nnamdi Kanu Was Chained To Floor For 6 Days By Kenyan Security Operatives – Report
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How Nnamdi Kanu Was Chained To Floor For 6 Days By Kenyan Security Operatives – Report

Details of the inhumane treatment Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra suffered in Kenya has been exposed in a report by Sahara Reporters. In a report published today, SR revealed that security operatives in Kenya who bundled the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to an undisclosed apartment, confessed to him that they were sent by the Nigerian government to abduct him. SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was, until the news about him began to filter in. SaharaReporters was told that Kanu, by that time, had suffered injuries in his neck and his wrist. SaharaReporters gathered that Kanu, for the first time, was interviewed on Wednesday by the Department of State Ser...
IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention
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IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention

Accordingto a report by SaharaReporters, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, and the Economic Community of West African States to defend its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to a statement obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the group's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the IPOB leader's health has deteriorated. It urged human rights organizations to rise in his defense. The secessionist group criticized the Nigerian government and operatives of the DSS, who have refused Kanu to have access to his medical doctors. "We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishe...
Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB
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Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has made some clarifications concerning the appointment of Simon Ekpa. Speaking on Monday, IPOB said nobody has been appointed to succeed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in operating Radio Biafra. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful explained that Ekpa was appointed as one of Radio Biafra’s broadcasters. Kanu was reported to have appointed Ekpa as Radio Biafra’s interim leader but Powerful in a statement said Ekpa was appointed as a reporter on IPOB’s platform. He assured that Kanu will soon be free to continue his agitation. According to Powerful: “IPOB ably led by our indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to confirm the directive by our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that Mazi Simon Ekpa, an illustrious son of Biafra be inc...
Ensure safe release of Nnamdi Kanu’- Canadian Minister of Justice, Madu tells AG Malami
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Ensure safe release of Nnamdi Kanu’- Canadian Minister of Justice, Madu tells AG Malami

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the Government of Alberta, Canada, Kelechi Madu has asked that the Federal Government of Nigeria safely release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.   Recall that Kanu had been apprehended by the federal government as announced by Nigeria's Attorney General Malami last month June 28.   Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said he was arrested and tortured by Kenya's special police force before he was handed over to the Nigerian government, but the Kenyan government has denied its involvement.   Madu has now come out to condemn the federal government and asked that the UK, EU, U.S., Israel, Canada and Germany “use all their power, including diplomacy, to ensure the safety and rel...
Nnamdi Kanu won’t get fair trial – Lawyer, Ejiofor
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Nnamdi Kanu won’t get fair trial – Lawyer, Ejiofor

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday, has said his client may not get fair hearing in his trail, adding that he has been subjected to mental torture in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Ejiofor said this while featuring on ‘Good Morning Show’ on ARISE TV. “There is an underlined fact that my client will not get a fair trial in that court, that is settled. The issue of fair trial has been taken away by this collaboration. “He’s being subjected to mental torture as I speak with you. Because when someone is in incarceration as a political prisoner, which he is, he has no access to his wife, Kanu has no access to his brothers,” he said.  
Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri
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Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for his recent arrest. Omokri berated the IPOB leader for travelling to Kenya, a country, according to him, that is notorious for body-snatching. Speaking in an interview with Reuben Abati, Omokri suggested that Kanu should have learned one or two lessons from him (Omokri) having successfully stayed away from Nigeria since 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became President knowing that the government will be happy to arrest him. The former presidential aide, therefore, absolved Buhari of any blame for Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest because, according to him, the President had never hidden his tendencies towards achieving it.  
‘It’s Fake News’ – Asari Dokubo Did Not Make Comment On Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest
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‘It’s Fake News’ – Asari Dokubo Did Not Make Comment On Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest

Former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo said a video of him that has gone viral where he was mocking and threatening Nnamdi Kanu's leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra is an old video. According to PM News, reports crediting Dokubo with saying that he would smoke out Kanu and that Kanu’s madness “neva started”, were based on a video released by Dokubo on 31 May, 2020. The report further added that Asari Dokubo is yet to issue a comment on the matter. The viral video, which had attracted 355,000 views and over 6,500 comments was made during another context. It found its way back into the social media on Saturday in the wake of Kanu’s arrest in Kenya and his scheduled trial for treason on 26 July. The last post made by the ex-militant on his Dokubo Asari Justice Foun...
Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode
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Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was tortured and injured by Kenyans. Fani-Kayode made the claim while describing Kanu’s ordeal in Kenya as barbaric. He lamented that the IPOB leader could be tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment without consequences. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: Whether you love @MaziNnamdiKanu or hate him the thought that the Kenyans can torture him and subject him to inhuman treatment without any consequence is outrageous, nauseating and deplorable. We’re not happy at being dragged into Nnamdi Kanu’s matter – Kenyan govt “I have been reliably informed that he suffered injuries in their hands. This is barbaric.” The Nigerian government had las...
Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai
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Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has given his opinion on how Boko Haram insurgents and bandits are different from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. El-Rufai, speaking to BBC Pidgin on Friday, said that Boko Haram and bandits do not have a recognised and centralised leadership. He said Kanu is a visible and central leader who has called for the dissolution of Nigeria. El-Rufai was responding to questions from Nigerians on why bandits and terrorists in the North were not treated the same way agitators in the south are treated. DAILY POST reported that the Governor also expressed delight at the capture of Nnamdi Kanu. “I was very happy when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sure...
ESN kills, Beheads Native Doctor over Charm failure
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ESN kills, Beheads Native Doctor over Charm failure

The Eastern Security Network, ESN, a security wing of the Southeast Secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has allegedly killed their native doctor, Paschal Okeke from Umudim-Ukwu Orji, Awomama in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State over failure of charm he prepared to protect them against police bullet. The development was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the media adviser to the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mike Abattam. According to the statement, the ESN shot the juju priest severally, beheaded him before setting the corpse and the man’s house on fire. The angry fighters alleged that the native doctor prepared an impotent charm for them which according to them, led to the death of several members during gun battle against security operat...
No Matter The Killings, Biafra Will Emerge – Nnamdi Kanu
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No Matter The Killings, Biafra Will Emerge – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, noted that no matter the attacks on his loyalists in the Southeast, the Biafra nation will emerge. The IPOB leader had accused the Nigerian Army and operatives of the Nigeria Police Force of killing members of the group with the aim of stopping the agitation. Security agencies on their own part had also accused members of IPOB and Eastern Security Network of killing their personnel in the region. According to Kanu, the actualization of Biafra would still take place despite the alleged killings. The IPOB leader stated this on Thursday in a post on his Twitter account. The tweet reads, “At the end of this torturous journey, history will record that referendum, NOT bullets, determined their fate. “It matte...
Biafra: How Gunmen Invaded My Residence, Killed My Aide, Abducted My Brother – IPOB Lawyer, Ejiofor
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Biafra: How Gunmen Invaded My Residence, Killed My Aide, Abducted My Brother – IPOB Lawyer, Ejiofor

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s lawyer, has narrated how security operatives attacked his home. Naija News recalls that Ifeanyi Ejiofor’s residence was invaded at the weekend by armed policemen and soldiers. In a statement on Tuesday, Ejiofor commended former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who alerted him and stood by him during the attack. He said, “I must deeply appreciate the untiring efforts of my client, friend and in-law, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode for defying sleep at that wee hour of the night when he got the SOS from me, to alert the world and those that mattered on the bloody attack/invasion of my peaceful home by those whose primary duty is to secure lives and properties. “I want to specially thank my people of good consci...
Nigerian Army lied, man arrested not ESN Commander – Nnamdi Kanu
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Nigerian Army lied, man arrested not ESN Commander – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday reacted to the arrest of Eastern Security Network, ESN, Deputy Commander. Kanu said the man arrested by the Nigerian Army was too old to be recruited into the ESN. The Nigerian Army had claimed it arrested the ESN Deputy Commander, Awurum Eze in Aba, Abia State. Awurum’s arrest was disclosed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, on Wednesday night. The IPOB leader, however, described reports of the alleged arrest by the Nigerian Army as false. Kanu in a statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said Awurum was handed over to the Nigerian forces as an ESN Commander after a misunderstanding with a traditional ruler. “The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)...
IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso
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IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has named the Imo State Government House at Douglas road, Owerri, after Ikonso, the commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) allegedly killed by security agencies. The group which announced this in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Douglas Road Owerri and Awomamma Junction would also be named after the late Commander. It explained the decision which was with immediate effect, was one of the ways its members and Biafrans globally wished to immortalise the fallen leader and his men. The statement reads: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Biafrans worldwide, wish to announce to the world, our unanimous decision to rename the Imo State Government House, Douglas Road...
Northern Coalition Warns UK To Stop Protecting IPOB
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Northern Coalition Warns UK To Stop Protecting IPOB

Following several attacks in the South East region and other parts of the country, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has warned the international community, especially the British government to stop covering the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Daily Trust reports that there have been several attacks on security agents across the South East and South South of the country. IPOB has been blamed for the attacks. In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the spokesman of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the Northern coalition said the United Kingdom has continued to accommodate the IPOB leader despite his atrocities. ”Since Nigeria remains committed to peace and global order, yet, our friends in the international communi...
Igbariam: IPOB Accused Of Killing 19 Fulani People In Anambra (Graphic Photos)
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Igbariam: IPOB Accused Of Killing 19 Fulani People In Anambra (Graphic Photos)

Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have slaughtered 19 Fulani herders in the Igbariam community of Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the hoodlums invaded a storey building housing the Fulani herders in the community around 2a.m on Sunday. The criminals killed 12 women, seven men and an undisclosed number of children. It was also gathered the criminals brought out the victims, stripped them naked, tied and slaughtered them. Our correspondent obtained some gory pictures of the dismembered bodies of the victims. In these pictures, some vital parts of the victims’ bodies were missing. A member of the community who wanted his identity covered told our correspondent that the criminals beheaded three me...
Another ESN Commander Has Taken Over – IPOB
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Another ESN Commander Has Taken Over – IPOB

Following the death of the leader of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, Commander Ikonso, yesterday, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Sunday said that the military wing of the group has gotten a new commander. A tactical team of the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services (DSS), in a joint operation early Saturday, stormed the operational headquarters of the ESN in Awomama, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, killing Ikonso and six members of the group. Barely 24 hours after Ikonso’s death, IPOB announced new commander but declined to make his name public. Disclosing this when he appeared on Channels Tv, Sunday Politics, IPOB Secretary, Emma Powerful also denied ESN’s involvement of yesterday’s attack on Hope Uzodinma’s house. “ESN are no...
Military Technology Is Beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, APC Warns Youths
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Military Technology Is Beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, APC Warns Youths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has warned Nigerian youths to not allow themselves to be used as tools in a war against any tribe or community in Nigeria. The party said this in a post on Twitter accompanied by photos of a Commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ikonso, who was killed yesterday during an operation involving the police, army and the Department of State Services. One of the photos showed Ikonso’s dead body wearing a vest made of leather and cowries that appears to be a form of protection. In the caption, the APC warned youths not to rely on the protection provided by native doctors because they cannot protect them from military technology. “Dear Nigerian youth. Don’t allow anyone to send you to war with another Nigerian, community, state or tribe. Th...
IPOB Already ‘Sentenced’ South-East Governors To Death – Ikpeazu
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IPOB Already ‘Sentenced’ South-East Governors To Death – Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said the issues of marginalisation and inequality raised by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, are valid. The governor, however, faulted the strategy being employed by IPOB, advising the secessionist group to explore dialogue and a peaceful ways to seek redress. Ikpeazu, who stated this during a visit to the Osasu Igbinedion pan-African television studio in Abuja on Thursday night, said IPOB had placed all the governors of the South-East under fatwa (death sentence). He said, “People are beginning to think now that some of the issues raised by Nnamdi (Kanu) are valid, if they were issues of injustice, marginalisation and inequality, any part of society has a right to begin to feel cheated or unwanted. “So, s...
Asylum To IPOB: We Provide Protection For Those Who Need It – UK Tells FG
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Asylum To IPOB: We Provide Protection For Those Who Need It – UK Tells FG

The United Kingdom has said that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals are considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations. The British government states that it has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with its international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights. The British High Commission stated this on Wednesday, in response to inquiries by The PUNCH on the Federal Government’s allegations that the UK’s asylum offer for persecuted members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra undermined Nigeria’s security. The UK Visas and Immigration had released new guidelines to ...
Biafra: “Publish Names Of Those That Asked For Money” – IPOB Tells FG
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Biafra: “Publish Names Of Those That Asked For Money” – IPOB Tells FG

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the allegation by the Presidency that the renewed agitation for self determination in the South East was because the federal government had refused to share money to those behind the agitation. Recall the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Wednesday, April 21, shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands. “President Buhari will pay no one. He is not going to pay and now it is clear that having ignored all of that, reasonable opinions are coming from those states and from those regions,” Garba Shehu disclosed. Reacting, the IPOB’s m...
Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths
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Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Wednesday, faulted the decision of the United Kingdom, UK, to grant asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Yerima Shettima, National President of AYCF, said the Nigerian government should review its relationship with its UK counterpart, following such a move. Reports had surfaced yesterday that the UK government plans to grant asylum to members of IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. The Nigerian government had frowned at the news which it claimed would undermine the fight against terrorism and insecurity However, Shettima, in a chat with DAILY POST wondered if Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and his members are more important than that of Nigeria. Shettima...
We Want Referendum Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK
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We Want Referendum Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it wants a referendum on self-determination for the south-east of Nigeria not asylum. A referendum is a vote on which the citizens of a country give their opinion or decide an important political question. Territorial referendum could lead to breakaway of a region from a country. TheCable had reported that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) released new guidelines on how to treat asylum applications by members of Biafran secessionist groups. In the guidelines, asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members of the proscribed IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). But in a swift response, the federal government said the plan by the UK to grant the group asylum undermines Nigeria’s se...
IPOB/MASSOB Members’ Asylum: FG May Summon British Envoy
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IPOB/MASSOB Members’ Asylum: FG May Summon British Envoy

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed anger over a plan by the United Kingdom to offer asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said the plan was disrespectful to Nigeria as a nation. Mohammed stated this as there were indications on Tuesday that the Federal Government might summon the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, over the asylum offer. But socio-political groups including the Middle Belt Forum, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, supported the asylum offer by the UK and berated the Federal Government over th...
Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG
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Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG

The Federal Government says the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also said that the decision amounted to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security. Fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) flagship interview programe, NANForum, on Tuesday in Abuja, Mohammed said the decision is unacceptable to Nigeria. “Let me say straightaway that this issue is within the purview of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and I am sure he will handle it appropriately. “But as the spokesman for the Federal Government of Nigeria, I will say that i...
We Don’t Buy Arms, We Produce Locally – IPOB To DSS
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We Don’t Buy Arms, We Produce Locally – IPOB To DSS

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said it produces its arms locally. The secessionist group stated this on Thursday while debunking allegation credited to the Department of State Services that IPOB was plotting to attack banks to get money to purchase arms. The Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, described the allegation as a poor script. He said, “We are not looking for money to buy arms because we produce our arms locally. While assuring banks in the area of safety, the pro-Biafra publicist said IPOB members were freedom fighters and not criminals. The group’s statement read in part, “The DSS is propelling this wicked propaganda to blackmail Eastern Security Network and IPOB, and dent our global reputation. “IPOB and ESN are not criminals an...
Register With New Security Outfit & Join Your Ancestors – IPOB On Ebubeagu
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Register With New Security Outfit & Join Your Ancestors – IPOB On Ebubeagu

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have warned youths in the Southeast against joining the newly established security outfit for the region, known as Ebubeagu to spy its own Eastern Security Network, ESN. IPOB gave the warning on Tuesday via a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful. IPOB, in the statement, condemned the formation of another security network by the Southeastern Governors, stating that the establishment of Ebubeagu was against the already existing ESN. The statement reads in part: “Biafrans will not be deceived by this purported EBUBEAGU security outfit which is a huge joke. South-East governors set up the outfit probably to fulfil all righteousness or to spy on ESN to curry favour from their Fulani slave masters. “We, therefore, warn...
OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram – Dambazau
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OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram – Dambazau

  The immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday said the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist groups like Boko Haram. Dambazau said this at Army War College in Abuja while delivering a lecture to participants of course 5/2021. He alleged that the two groups were sponsoring a new wave of extremism that could ignite ethnic conflict so as to achieve their aims of dividing the country. Dambazau said the Police have a critical role to play in quelling recent agitations across the country, “instead of leaving everything for the military”. “The two groups have been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts through their violent attacks on northern resid...
Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen
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Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday, urged policemen to use their rifles to defend themselves against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Uzodinma spoke at the Police Command headquarters when the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, visited the state to assess the level of harm done on the police facility by unknown gunmen on Monday. “If you can’t attack them, you can at least use your rifles to defend yourselves. Any attack on police formation is an insult to us as a government. “It is also an attack on the integrity of the government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline, ”the governor said. Recall that some unknown gunmen had attacked the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri and freed hundreds of in...
IPOB May Not Be Responsible For Imo Attacks – HURIWA
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IPOB May Not Be Responsible For Imo Attacks – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, may not be responsible for the attacks on the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The rights group has alleged that some persons working with the Federal Government may be behind the attacks. Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen had also broken into the Correctional Centre in the city, freeing hundreds of inmates. The gunmen who operated from 1 am to 3 am, freed suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. However, HURIWA claims some officials out to destabilize the Southeast are responsible for the attacks. The group said this in a statement sent to DAILY POST by its National Coordinator. ...
We Didn’t Attack Imo Police Headquaters, Correctional Centre – IPOB
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We Didn’t Attack Imo Police Headquaters, Correctional Centre – IPOB

The proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied responsibility for Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre where over 2,000 inmates were freed. Its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful said the attacks were not carried out by operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN). He said: “The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State. “IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the recent attack on Onitsha Owerri road at Ukwuorji junction. It i...
“No Nigerian Deserves To Be In Prison” – Nnamdi Kanu On Imo Prison Break
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“No Nigerian Deserves To Be In Prison” – Nnamdi Kanu On Imo Prison Break

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that no Nigerian deserves to be in the country’s prisons. The IPOB leader Indigenous People of Biafra, based his stance on the treatment received by some groups whom he said get freed and rehabilitated after they are arrested by authorities. He said on Twitter, “If Miyetti Allah terror herdsmen & other murderous #Fulani groups, including Boko Haram insurgents, can be arrested, freed and rehabilitated by this neo-colonial Fulanised @NGRPresident, then no single soul deserves to be in any prison in Nigeria. If you know you know! #UGM.” Kanu’s post comes hours after news broke out that some gunmen on Monday broke into the Owerri Correctional Prison in Imo State and freed over 1,500 inmates. The PUNCH lear...
Nnamdi Kanu Is Evil, Sponsored To Destabilize Nigeria – Yerima Shettima
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Nnamdi Kanu Is Evil, Sponsored To Destabilize Nigeria – Yerima Shettima

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has launched an attack against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Yerima Shettima, National President of AYCF, described Kanu as an evil agent pushing to destabilize Nigeria. In an interview with DAILY POST, Shettima stressed that Kanu was being sponsored to destabilize Nigeria. He called on the Federal Government to ensure that the IPOB leader is repatriated back to Nigeria “to face the music” of his actions. Shettima also urged the Federal Government to listen to those genuinely agitating for both Biafra and Oduduwa Republic. According to the AYCF National President: “The agitation for Biafra and Oduduwa Republic can permanently be sealed off when there is the spirit of justice to all and commitment o...
We Have Killed Mohammed Isa, Captured Fulani Terrorist – IPOB
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We Have Killed Mohammed Isa, Captured Fulani Terrorist – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that the leader of Fulani bandits nabbed in Benue State, Mohammed Isa has been killed. The media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the IPOB does not spare terrorists. Isa, who allegedly terrorised Igbo residents in Benue communities was apprehended by the Eastern Security Network last weekend, as revealed by the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “I want to commend men and women of the Northern Command of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) for the successful capture of Mohammed Isa, the notorious leader of Fulani bandits and killers in Lower Benue,” Kanu said on Monday. Reacting, the Chairman of Ado Local Government Area in Benue State, James Oche said some people had been arrested in...
20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers
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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria. According to the website, the arrest of members of the secessionist group followed recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu town. IPOB members who were using Orlu as their base had reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers who were on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier General HE Nzan and his team on inspection of the Civil-Military Project at a nearby Nkwerre community, PR Nigeria reported quoting an unnamed intelligence source. The IPOB militias also allegedly took away weapons and a vehicle belonging to the troops. “Since the...
ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma
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ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has described the operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) as hoodlums terrorising the state. The governor stated this while reacting to the Air Strikes and joint (Police/military) operation in Orlu in Search of the ESN in the state. The government also confirmed that it nvited the military to “flush out” members of the Eastern Security Network an offshoot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu and Orsu. Speaking to IgbereTV in Owerri, Friday, through the Imo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, Gov Hope Uzodimma said that the Eastern Security Network operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the state government. According to him, the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu was en...
Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma
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Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma

Following the ongoing military action in some parts of Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has insisted that his administration would not yield to pressure from those calling for withdrawal of soldiers from the crisis-ridden area. The governor stated that he invited soldiers in Orlu to restore calm in the area after members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), killed several policemen and innocent citizens in the area. Uzodimma, who gave the explanation through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Cyprain Akaolisa, at a press briefing in Owerri, said the narrative that innocent people were being killed by the military was intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Or...
Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community
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Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community

Six children have been killed in an attack on a community in Anambra State. The children, all under 10 years old, were killed during an attack on a Fulani community in Oba, Idemili Local Government Area. Residents said the attack was carried out by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), amid escalating ethnic tensions in Nigeria. Members of the community told PREMIUM TIMES they would not retaliate as they are trusting the security authorities to deliver justice to them, with the host community and state assuring of solidarity and assistance. The attack happened on Tuesday evening but the facts were slow to emerge and PREMIUM TIMES just confirmed on Thursday evening. Horrific photographs obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show the deceased childre...
Army Confirms Joint Operation With Police In Orlu LG, Imo State To Root Out IPOB
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Army Confirms Joint Operation With Police In Orlu LG, Imo State To Root Out IPOB

The 34 artillery brigade Obinze of the Nigerian army has confirmed an ongoing Joint military and Police operation in Orsu local government area of Imo state and its neighboring communities following an intelligent report of the existence and establishment of illegal camps allegedly built by suspected members of the Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB eastern security network ESN. Confirming the joint operation, the Public relations officer of the brigade, Lieutenant Babatunde Zubairu says available intelligence reports reveal that some unknown armed men suspected to be members of the Eastern security Network of IPOB have built illegal training camps in the areas with the intention of causing breach of security and destabilizing peace in the area. In an effort to ensure that there’s ...
Air Strikes In Orlu: “They Have Finally Brought The War Upon Us” – IPOB
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Air Strikes In Orlu: “They Have Finally Brought The War Upon Us” – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the air operations on camps believed to have been occupied by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by the Nigerian military in Imo State. The operations sent residents of Orlu and Orsu local government areas of Imo State scampering for safety. Reacting to the air strikes, IPOB in a statement made available to MCI  said the Federal Government of Nigeria have brought war upon the Biafran people. The statement signed by Mazi Chika Edoziem, the Head of Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reads; “The Nigerian government through its military has finally declared open confrontation with the Biafran people in their bid to harass, intimidate and cow us into submission to relinquish our ancestral lands to for...
Our Members Are In Serious Danger In Nigeria – IPOB
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Our Members Are In Serious Danger In Nigeria – IPOB

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have raised the alarm over alleged threats to life of its members by suspected Nigerian security agents. It said while some of the members have been marked for elimination, others were being hunted by the security personnel. In a statement issued by the Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB added that the threat had compelled many to flee to other countries, while others were being trailed for arrest and torture. The group regretted that those who fled the country were passing through trauma and emotional stress as they were being prevented from visiting their homes to attend the burial of their beloved ones. The statement read in part, “We the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the command of our great leader, Mazi Nnam...

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