Former Niger Delta Militants leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo and other leaders are reportedly set to inaugurate Biafra National Council (BNC).
In a statement made available to pressmen on Monday, Dokubo said the inauguration will take place in Yenegoa, Bayelsa state on August 17, 2019 by 11.30am.
The statement read; “It is with great sense of humility and purpose that we introduce Biafra National Council to you. Biafra National Council is a coalition of Social-cultural, Pro-Independence and Apolitical groups necessitated upon by the disunity amongst all pro-Independence groups, unwilling nature to team together to pursue the purposes of self-determination of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
“Countless attempts have been engineered previously to bring every component Clans/Tribes of the Old Eastern Nigeria and other brother clans of Biafra extraction who were demarcated by the Nigeria state by way of boundary adjustment, our people such as the Igbanke of Edo state, Indigenes of Delta state, and our Igbo brothers in Benue State amongst others without no consultation.
“The remnant of our people who suffered the abominable genocide during the Nigeria-Biafra war have been forsaken and living in squalor in the midst of abundant God-given resources courtesy the failed Nigeria state’” the statement said.
It further stated that “Biafra National Council is formed to coalesce our people together with a sense of purpose, having realized that without the coming together of all Indigenous tribes of Biafra to fight this monster hydra called Nigeria. “We are all marked to be doomed and our race shall be wiped out of the surface of earth, hence the essence of setting up BNC.
This Council is copied in a reflection of the defunct Eastern Elders Consultative forum that existed during the leadership of Gen. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr M.I. Okpara amoung others,” it said adding that the aims and objectives of the Council were similar but with little additions which make BNC unique. “Sequel to the above, Biafra National Council is set to be inaugurated officially on the below-mentioned date. We issue this public invitation to all Biafra citizenry, people of Goodwill and lovers of peace and freedom, the Press/Media and the general public to this historic event,” Asari stated.
“The aforementioned date is a day that God has planned and ALL Indigenous tribes of Biafra shall speak in one voice to the world that the once seemed soured relationship has been restored and unitedly we pursue our self-determination,” the statement concluded.
VIDEO: Hundreds Of IPOB Members Storm Imo Govt House, Ask Uzodinma, Okorocha To “Pack And Go”
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stormed Imo State Government house today in their hundreds in protest against the newly installed governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Members of the group clad in white singlets and black trousers carrying Biafran flags embarked on the protest Saturday afternoon demanding for the expulsion of the former governor, Rochas Okorocha from the state.
The protest is coming a few days after the supreme court of Nigeria sacked the former governor, Emeka Ihedioha and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to issue a certificate of return to Uzodinma.
See video of the protest below:
Imo: How Nnamdi Kanu Reacted To Mbaka’s Prophecy On Ihedioha’s Removal
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has lampooned Catholic priest and Spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka for predicting the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement that saw Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha removed as Imo State Governor and replaced with Hope Uzodinma.
Reacting to the verdict of the apex court during a live broadcast on his Radio Biafra, Kanu described Mbaka as a “a village informant for Almajiri.”
“Father Ejike Mbaka Is Now A Village Informant For Almajiri,” the IPOB leader echoed in disappointment.
Kanu further said: “If we allow Hope Uzodinma we are finished as a people, we must not allow Fulani to dictate for us from Abuja, allow Imo people to decide.
“Fulani needs to control who controls you, hence the need to bring in Hope Uzodinma.“
He also added: “If IPOB allows this gibberish in Imo State then they will circulate it to every state. So IPOB cannot allow it, Hope Uzodimma cannot rule Imo, rather call for a fresh election let the people of Imo decide with foreign observers present.”
BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu To Storm Parents Burial February 14
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents slated for February 14, 2020.
Kanu who spoke through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.
He however refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.
He said, “The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.
“We are not going to disclose our security arrangements because they are much enemies who wish to destroy or destabilize every effort made for the successful burial of the father and mother of our leader
“IPOB is on ground and nothing will change our resolve to protect the environment.”
Kanu stressed the resolve of the group to maintain peaceful approach to their struggle for the actualization of Biafra republic.
“We are peaceful and will maintain it to last point. But nobody should try IPOB,” he insisted.
The IPOB leader lost his father Eze Israel Kanu, four months after his mother, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, also died.
Eze Kanu was the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Umuahia community till his death.