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.
Biafra: Sowore Is In Prison Because Of Me — Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the convener of RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services because he had a meeting with him (Kanu).
Kanu stated this during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Saturday, December 8.
The IPOB leader during the broadcast condemned the harassment of Sowore in court by DSS operatives, while also berating the Buhari-led federal government for the spate of human rights abuse in Nigeria.
Calling for Sowore’s release, Kanu alleged that the Nigerian government is not interested in the Sahara Reporters publisher but is only using the activist to get close to him (Kanu).
“The only reason Sowore is in prison is because he had a meeting with me. They are not fighting Sowore. They are fighting me,” he said.
Biafra: Why I Love Senator Abaribe — Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has revealed why he loves Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Lawmaker representing Abia South in the Nigerian Senate.
Kanu made this revelation during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, December 8. In the broadcast, the IPOB leader however refuted claims that Abaribe is sponsoring his group.
He said the pro-Biafra group is not getting support from South East leaders, adding that even Senator Abaribe has also not given IPOB a dime but that he (Kanu) loves Abaribe because the lawmaker always speaks the truth without fear.
Recall that Senator Abaribe and two others stood as sureties for Kanu before he was granted bail on health grounds by a Federal High Court in Abuja on April 25, 2017.
In his Sunday broadcast, Kanu berated Igbo leaders for not supporting IPOB. He disclosed that Abaribe’s support for his group is the reason the Senator can never be attacked like former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
“Have you seen anybody touch Abaribe?,” the IPOB leader asked.
“Touch him and you will see. Abaribe has not given IPOB one dime but the man speaks the truth, that is why I love Abaribe,” he stated.
Yul Edochie Sends Message To Nnamdi Kanu Over Father’s Death
Nollywood Actor, Yul Edochie has condoled with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over the death of his father, Eze Israel Kanu.
Recall that the traditional council of his community led by Edward Ibeabuchi confirmed Eze Kanu’s death on Friday.
One of his sons, Emmanuel, also confirmed the demise of his father but the IPOB leader, Kanu is yet to issue a statement regarding this.
Until his death, Eze Kanu was the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu community in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.
Reacting to the death in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Edochie wrote: “Do accept my condolences @MaziNnamdiKanu on the transition of your father Eze Isreal Kanu.
“May God Almighty grant you and your family the strength to bear,” the Nollywood actor tweeted.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) December 7, 2019