Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dismissed reports that a United Nations delegation was in Enugu to congratulate pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, for the “successful clampdown on agitations for secession in the South East by the military”.
This is contained in a statement on Friday by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful.
According to him, Ohaneze Ndigbo in concert with “Aso Rock cabal”, packaged a Ghanaian of Hausa Fulani ethnicity resident in Abuja, Ibn Mohammed Chambas, to come and hoodwink the people into believing that Antonio Guiterres, the current UN Secretary General, was in support of the cold blooded murder of unarmed civilians in Abia State.
Powerful said that that for record purposes, Chambas was not not working for the current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guiterres, but was appointed by a former UN scribe, Ban Ki-Moon as his Special Representative in West Africa.
Powerful said, “We would like to use this opportunity to inform the worldwide family of IPOB and the rest of the civilised world that this purported visit from the UN never happened. In short, it is a fabricated lie designed to deceive the gullible and fool the discerning.
“Could it be that this grand deception was hatched because the public have woken up to the reality that Ohaneze Ndigbo was the brain behind the murder of so many innocent people during Operation Python Dance II? It is clear that no high profile figure is willing to support Nnia Nwodo and South East governors in their treachery, hence the need to rent a former Ghanaian diplomat living in Abuja to launder their dirty image using the respected name of the United Nations.
“IPOB Attorneys in New York have been instructed to write to the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations to seek clarifications on some of the quotes attributed to Ibn Mohammed Chambas during his purported visit to Enugu, to understand if the United Nations is now openly endorsing ethnic cleansing and genocide in Biafraland.
“The provocative statements attributed to this Hausa Fulani Ghanaian supposed representative of the Secretary General of the UN, is the same unity begging One Nigeria mantra we have become accustomed to from the same Hausa Fulanis in Nigeria. So getting the same genocidal message from a Hausa Fulani from Ghana living in Abuja did not come to us as a surprise. What is shocking is that Nnia Nwodo and Igbo politicians are prepared to sink so low in order to cover their dirty tracks and in the process justify what is clearly unjustifiable.
“By traveling to Enugu to defend the interest of his fellow Muslim Hausa Fulani, Mohammed Ibn Chambas demonstrated that defence of his ethnic and religious group is paramount to him, unlike Nwodo that specialises in selling the interest of his people to the North.
“Aso Rock cabal is using the name of the UN to shore up the dwindling relevance of Nnia Nwodo-led Ohaneze Ndigbo in the South East by blatantly misleading the public into thinking the United Nations were behind this fake visit to Enugu.
“So the purported UN delegation to Enugu is a fraud, a political 419. Nwodo is digging his grave even deeper. Guiteres, the present UN chief did not appoint nor send Mohammed Ibn Chambas on any errand to Enugu. This confirms the level of panic at the heart of Ohaneze Ndigbo and their Northern handlers because nobody in Biafraland is willing to side with them in their evil plot with Arewa North to destroy IPOB.
“Nnia Nwodo is becoming too desperate because he has no credibility left. Before Aso Rock cabal and compromised Igbo politicians embark on this type of elementary deception next time, they should be guided by the fact that IPOB is the largest and most well resourced mass movement in the world. IPOB is not a small organisation that can be toyed with.”
“Our Parents’ Death Has Brought Us Closer To Each Other” — Kanu’s Family
The family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu said that the death of their parents have them to be more united against the belief by some persons that the family would scatter after the burial.
Though their elder brother, Nnamdi who is the first son of the family was absent at their parent’s burial ceremony, the family of late Israel and Ugoeze Sally Kanu said that they were grateful that the burial of their parents was a huge success.
Addressing journalists at their Isiama Afaraukwu country home, the spokesman of the family, Kanunta Kingsley Kanu thanked Abia State police command and journalists for their contributions towards the peaceful and successful burial of their parents.
Kanunta who also commended members of the IPOB in the state and beyond who stood with the family before, during and after the burial said that their parents were an embodiment of peace when they were alive.
He said it was for this reason that his father as the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, was given the title of ‘Omeudo’, stressing that he lived with that peaceful virtue till death.
Kanunta said the family owed a lot of gratitude to journalists within and outside Abia for bringing what transpired at the burial to the entire world.
“I want to tell you journalists that our family members are happy with you, with what you did during the burial and we say a big thank you”.
Kanu said the family was also thanking the Abia state police command for the manner they conducted themselves which contributed to the peace that reigned during the burial.
The family said it was happy that despite the altercation between the police and IPOB before the burial, the commissioner of police, Ene Okon exhibited true sense of professionalism in the way he maintained security in the state on the day of the burial.
He said now their parents were no more, the family would strive to remain united and resolute in the fight for the actualization of Biafra, a movement which they said that their parents believed in.
‘We’re Ready To Fight Herdsmen’ — IPOB Declares
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared readiness to battle Herdsmen while calling on residents of South East to be prepared to defend themselves and land against further slaughter.
It decried the alleged involvement of bandits in what it described as “endless cycle of slaughter and mayhem especially in Biafraland,” particularly with recent killings in Delta State.
Speaking yesterday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful noted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s brave condemnation of Nigerian Army’s involvement in the orgy of violence unleashed by five different terror groups against innocent populations was an indication that the killings were “premeditated slaughter of the defenseless.”
According to him: “IPOB’s message of freedom is the only way out of the present impasse in the fight against state sponsored Fulani terrorism in Nigeria.”
He recalled: “In 2014, before the murderous tendencies of Miyetti Allah was unleashed on hapless Nigerians, way before Fulani herdsmen, bandits, foreign fighters, ISWAP, Ansaru, Al-Qaeda in the Mahgreb descended on innocent citizens, our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said it live on air during his prophetic message of 6th February, 2014 on Radio Biafra that: “Fulani herdsmen will be armed and encouraged to slaughter us with impunity and their masters will protect them.”
He said: “The US government and her law makers will now pay more attention to all IPOB submissions following this confirmation by Gov. Okowa.”
He vowed that IPOB would resist every attempt by the herdsmen to unleash terror on Biafraland.
“Therefore, we are calling on our people to be prepared because we are going to take on Fulani terrorists in our land.”
‘My Parents’ Burial Brought Divided S’East, S’South Together As One Biafran Family’ — Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has averred that the burial of his parents brought the people of South-East and South-South together as one Biafran family.
Kanu’s parents; His Royal Highness Eze Israel Okwu-Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, who died last year, were laid to rest on Friday in their royal compound in Afaraukwu community, Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
The IPOB leader who was absent at the funeral took to micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Saturday, February 15, to express his delight at the success of the burial and also thanked those who graced the occasion.
“I’m joyful my parent’s burial finally brought the artificially divided people of SE and SS together as one Biafran family.
“Thank you Biafrans, friends and well-wishers for a truly memorable funeral,” Kanu tweeted.