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Police Allegedly Shoot, Arrest ‘Unarmed’ IPOB Members In Asaba

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Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL has decried the shooting of unarmed members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the Police in Asaba, Delta State.

The Deputy National Leader of the group and Head of Operations, Biafra Broadcasting Service, BBS TV, Ebuta Ogar Takon, in a statement on Wednesday, condemned the shooting and the arrest of the IPOB members.

He said “Even as we are yet to understand the reasons for the protest, I must condemn the shooting of unarmed civilians, they are citizens of the east, they are part of the world, you don’t engage a non violence movement in gun duels simply because they goes by the name ” Biafra” a name that scares the government and the jihadists which they sponsor, its highly condemnable”.

ORIENTAL TIMES learnt that the group recently marked three years of its resolution known as “Ekukunela Declaration” made in the Ejagham speaking town of Ekukunela, in Ikom, Cross River State on 12 April, 2016.

Takon said the BNYL will not confront the police or any other security agencies in the Southeast and South-south “unless they sense us as enemies because we have been acting in accordance with international laws which corresponds with our Ekukunela Declaration.

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But if the security agencies see us a threat and tries to fight our presence in areas of our influence without we breaching the law, then they are looking for trouble because the situation might escalate beyond what they thought, that is pushing us to go underground not knowing we have been underground for long , we will only bring out what we discovered underground since years of operations” he said.

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‘We’re Ready To Fight Herdsmen’ — IPOB Declares

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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.”

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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.”

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‘My Parents’ Burial Brought Divided S’East, S’South Together As One Biafran Family’ ⁠— Nnamdi Kanu

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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.

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VIDEO: Sen Abaribe’s Powerful Speech At Nnamdi Kanu Parents’ Funeral

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Lawmaker representing Abia-South Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was at the funeral service of Late Eze Israel Okwu-Kanu and Ugoeze Sally; the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which held at St. Andrew Anglican Church, Isiama Afaraukwu-Ibeku Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.

Other dignitaries who were present at the burial include: Former Anambra State Governor and PDP Vice Presidential candidate during the 2019 general elections, Dr. Peter Obi, Senator Victor Umeh, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara.

Delivering his speech during the church service, Abaribe who spoke in Igbo language expressed sadness at the death that killed both parents of the Ipob leader at same time.

He however prayed that God will bless and keep the family the late monarch and his wife left behind.

The speech of the Senate Minority leader was greeted with shouts of approval by people believed to be IPOB members who were present in their numbers in and outside the church premises.

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