Biafra: Why Buhari did not speak on IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu at UN General Assembly – Presidency

The Presidency has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not speak on the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Buhari’s speech came under wide criticism for avoiding some of the topical issues in the country like agitation and the ongoing military activities in the South East. Speaking in New York on the non-inclusion of IPOB in his principal’s speech, Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the matter is an internal issue. Adesina said the…

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Igbos abandon IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu in Kano

The Igbo Community Association in Kano state has dissociated itself from the activities of Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The President-General of the association, Chief Ebenezer Chima, made the position of the association known at a joint news conference in Kano on Friday. “We want to state categorically here that we, the Igbos residing and doing business in Kano state, unequivocally state that we dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “We are strongly advocating for peace and unity in…

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Igbo people resident in northern part spurn IPOB, Kanu

Igbo people resident in northern commercial city of Kano have spurned the activities of Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Chief Ebenezer Chima, the President-General of Igbo Community Association in Kano state, rejected and dissociated the Igbo from the activities of IPOB. “We want to state categorically here that we, the Igbos residing and doing business in Kano state, unequivocally state that we dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “We are strongly advocating for peace and unity in the…

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Biafra: You have no agenda, submit yourself for arrest – Uwazuruike blasts Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: You have no agenda, submit yourself for arrest – Uwazuruike blasts Nnamdi Kanu Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike, has claimed that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has no real agenda for Biafra. Uwazuruike, who said this while addressing his followers in Owerri, also challenged the IPOB leader to submit himself to security operatives if he is a true freedom fighter. He maintained that Kanu and IPOB’s activities were counter-productive to the Biafra struggle,…

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Biafra: Nigerian Army reveals those behind Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB

Biafra: Nigerian Army reveals those behind Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Nigerian Army on Friday said politicians were behind the agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement, lamented that such persons were doing so for their selfish interest. He said: “It is so sad and unfortunate that a particular group of people, for political expediency and mischief, are trying to set the military and Nigerian society against each other. It is sad and unfortunate.” Usman described…

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Biafra: South-South youths call for proscription of IPOB, want Kanu’s lawyer arrested

Biafra: South-South youths call for proscription of IPOB, want Kanu’s lawyer arrested As reactions continue to greet the deployment of military forces under the name, Operation Python Dance 11 (Egwu Eke Ebo) to south-eastern part of Nigeria, youths from the south-south region of the country have called for the immediate proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB before it gets too late. IPOB is a group under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu agitating for the rebirth of the defunct Republic of Biafra. The group, under the aegis of Youths of…

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Nigerian Army counters Abia governor, says no withdrawal of troops from state

Nigerian Army counters Abia governor, says no withdrawal of troops from state The Nigerian Army says it will go ahead with its planned military operation in the South-east. The army, in a statement issued at about 12:42 a.m on Friday, advised Nigerians to disregard the statement by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu which gave the impression that it was withdrawing its troops from the exercise codenamed “Operation Python Dance II.” “It’s not true that we are withdrawing the troops,” the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in the statement. The Governor of Abia State,…

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Whereabouts of Kanu, father, mother unknown

The troops of the Operation Python Dance II allegedly invaded the family home of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Afaraukwu, Abia State, around 5:00 p.m. yesterday. The palace of Kanu’s father, Eze Israel Kanu, who is the traditional ruler of the Afaraukwu community was destroyed. The whereabouts of Kanu, his father and his mother during and after the invasion were not made known.When a call was put to the family, a younger brother of Kanu, popularly called Fine Boy, confirmed the incident but did…

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What we are doing to ensure Abia violence doesn’t spread – Nigeria Police chief

What we are doing to ensure Abia violence doesn’t spread – Nigeria Police chief The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the outbreak of violence in some parts of Abia. After the briefing, Mr. Idris told State House Correspondents that the police was adopting a three-pronged approach to resolve the crisis. “The strategy we are using is to ensure that we deploy policemen throughout the country. “Secondly, we are in touch with the government. “We are trying to mobilise the political leadership to…

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Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra National Guard declares war against Nigerian Army

Biafra National Guard declares war against Nigerian Army Biafra National Guard (BNG) says the Operation Python Dance II, to be carried out by the Nigerian Army in the South-east was targeted at Nnamdi Kanu and other agitators. A statement Wednesday morning by self-styled ‘Major Nkuma’, said BNG knew that the operation “is a show of force and genocide intention which has already started”. It, however, said the Army should be prepared for BNG warning that its the leadership of General Innocent Orji was ready for war. The statement reads “We…

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