The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, expressed shock over “the criminal silence of All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders in Yorubaland over the killing of Mrs. Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, by suspected herdsmen.”
The IPOB leader, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, called on Yoruba leaders not to allow the killing of Mrs. Fasoranti Olakunrin to be swept under the carpet and used in playing APC politics.
Nnamdi Kanu also warned Yoruba leaders that the killers of the daughter of their leader are gradually moving into Yoruba-land and will do more havoc if nothing is done about the death of the Afenifere leader’s daughter.
Mazi Kanu, who in an earlier statement entitled Press Statements and Lamentations Will Not Stop the Invaders called for concerted action by the Yoruba to stop the invasion of terrorists in the guise of herdsmen, said some disgruntled APC elements will see the death of the woman as a party affair and will not tell President Muhammadu Buhari the truth of the activities of his kinsmen in the land.
The IPOB leader said the death of Chief Fasoranti’s daughter in the hands of suspected killer-herdsmen is a test case for the Yoruba in the fight against extra-judicial killings and injustice in the country, adding that it will determine further action of the perpetrators.
Kanu consoled Chief Fasoranti, reminding him that it is high time the Afenifere took action against the invasion of Yorubaland by herdsmen.
He added that “press statements and words of fury cannot unearth the herdsmen that killed one of their own. Lamentations will not stop the invaders, only concrete mass action can.”
Parents’ Death: Nnamdi Kanu Receives Sympathizers In Umuahia, Insists On Biafra Republic
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that despite the continued intimidations against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the federal government, it will remain undeterred in restoring Biafra republic.
Kanu who expressed dismay over the current state of affairs in the country pointed out that the Nigerian systems have collapsed under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The IPOB leader stated this when he received members of the group from Bayelsa state, who were in his Umuahia residence to condole him on the demise of his late parents, Paramount traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Ibeku ancient kingdom, Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Kanu.
Mazi Kanu who was represented by Prince Meme Kanu on Friday urged IPOB members in Bayelsa to remain steadfast and never allow themselves to be deterred by the antics of the Buhari-led government.
Recall that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had announced the death of its leader’s father, Israel Kanu.
A statement by Emma Powerful, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, simply stated that the monarch has joined his wife, Lolo Sally Kanu to be with his creator.
In a release announcing the death of Eze Israel Kanu, IPOB also blamed it on the military and the assault on his family.
Powerful added that Israel Kanu’s death was quickened by the death of his wife. But, the IPOB leader during the condolence visit said, “I have confidence in IPOB members in Bayelsa state. If you go, tell the whole world that Biafra has come to stay. We will not sell out. They can intimidate us, but will not stop Biafra restoration.
“You can see what we are experiencing in this country now. People who said No to Biafra are saying Yes today. Biafra will come. I thank you for coming to identify with us in this moment of grief and sorrow”.
Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer, Ejiofor Floors Police, Others In Court
A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on Friday, December 13, 2019, restrained the Nigerian police and other security agencies from arresting Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in connection with the recent Oraifite mayhem.
ORIENTAL TIMES understands that this was disclosed to News Express by an associate of Ejiofor.
ORIENTAL TIMES gathered that the Federal High Court sitting in Awka presided over by Hon. Justice Quadri of court No 2 this evening ordered all the security agencies mentioned as Respondents in Ejiofor’s fundamental rights suit to maintain status quo in the matter with a warning not to arrest him pending the hearing and determination of the Originating Motion On Notice.
According to reports, the order has been enrolled.
More to follow…
IPOB Reacts To ECOWAS Court Judgement On Nnamdi Kanu’s Petition Against Nigerian Govt
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has reacted to the decision of the court of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) which ruled that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu failed to prove his allegations against the Nigerian government.
Kanu had filed a suit before the court on March 3, 2016 alleging torture, assault, inhuman treatment, and the violation of his property rights by the Federal Government.
The IPOB leader in the suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/06/16 filed before the court by his counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, also claimed that his rights to life, personal integrity, privacy, fair trial, freedom of movement, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and right to self-determination among others were violated following his arrest and detention by agents of the defendant State.
The Community Court in its judgement held that the arrest and detention of the IPOB’s leader, Kanu, was lawful.
The three-member panel of the court also dismissed Kanu’s request for monetary compensation to the tune of $800.
Reacting to the judgement in a statement, IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, described it as compromised.
Kanu leads IPOB which seeks secession from the Federal Republic of Nigeria to form the Republic of Biafra. The group has been in constant clash with the Nigerian government on many issues, resulting in its proscription by the Buhari led administration.