Ebonyi state government on Friday warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) against organizing any activity in the state.
It also maintained that the group remained proscribed in the country.
Members of the group had a week ago organized a protest in Abakaliki against the suspended proposed RUGA settlement for herdsmen and other policies of federal government.
But piqued by the audacity of the group, the state government warned members of the public against further participation in the activities of the organization.
This was made known via a statement issued by Secretary to the state Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala and the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Kenneth Uhuo in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The government advised parents and guardians not to allow their children and wards to engage in any unauthorized gatherings as according to it, security agencies have been mobilized to deal with any individual or group found to be involved in any unlawful gathering in the state.
It noted that constructive engagement with the federal government will address all grievances of the Igbo in the country.
According to the statement, any individual or group that has any genuine reason to agitate should do so through the platforms of the South East Governors Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other legitimate means within the country.
The statement reads ”the attention of the general public is hereby drawn to a federal high court order, which proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) since September, 2017 and classified it as a terrorist organization in Nigeria.
“By that order, the IPOB has become an unlawful organization, and all its activities become criminal within the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act of 2011.
“Members of the public are therefore warned that any participation in the activities of the organization, under whatever guise has become an offence punishable under various laws of the country. As a responsible government committed to maintaining law and order, the state government is not going to allow IPOB to endanger lives and property of their citizens, by organizing any form of activity in the state.
“Any individual or group that has any genuine reason to agitate should do so through the platforms of the South East Governors Forum, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and through other legitimate means within the Nigerian federation.
“The Ebonyi state government reiterates its belief that constructive engagement with the federal government shall gradually address all grievances of the Igbos in Nigeria.
“Traditional rulers and Town Union leaders should be vigilant, and not hesitate to report to security agencies every suspicious movement in their domains”.
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
Nnamdi Kanu Postpones Saturday’s Broadcast
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has postponed his broadcast on Radio Biafra earlier slated for Saturday, December 7, 2019.
The IPOB leader announced the postponement few minutes ago on his page on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
He said the broadcast will now hold tomorrow, Sunday, December 8. 2019.
“I regret to announce that I will not broadcast today as previously advertised. Instead, it will be tomorrow Sunday 8 Dec. 2019 7 pm Biafraland Time.
“I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to your company tomorrow night. Thank you,” Kanu tweeted.
How Spanish Police Intervened As IPOB Mercilessly Beat Amaechi [VIDEO]
Spanish police officers intervened early as angry members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, atatcked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, in Madrid, Spain, on Friday.
Members of the pro-Biafra group had filed out on the street waiting for the minister but the policemen arrived early before they could beat him to their satisfaction.
However, one of the protesters who spoke in Igbo confirmed that they tore the minister’s suit and gave him a serious beating even before the police could disperse them.
The incident has been generating reactions on social media.
See the video below:
— TheCable (@thecableng) December 6, 2019