A bloody clash was averted on Saturday by the police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following failed attempts by a former militant leader and Niger Delta activist, Asari Dokubo, to hold an expanded inaugural meeting in support of Biafra.
According to Nation newspaper, the Chairman of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, Kennedy Olorogun, got wind of the Biafran meeting and mobilized his executive council members and other youths to the venue of the gathering.
Olorogun was said to be angry that Dokubo chose Bayelsa, a homogeneous Ijaw state, to hold such meeting and ordered the founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) to leave the state or face the wrath of the youths.
He alleged that Dokubo gathered over 300 persons from across the states in the South-East and South-South to hold the meeting.
According to him, the meeting was reportedly convened under the auspices of the Biafra National Council (BNC) and not the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Olorogun said over 300 persons including Dokubo were already gathered at a hotel in Yenagoa when he led Ijaw youths to the place.
He said quarrel ensued between him and Dokubo when he told the former militant leader that the meeting would not hold in Ijawland.
“When we got the information, we stormed the venue of the meeting to stop them.
“They tried to resist us but we told them we were prepared for them because we will not allow any part of Bayelsa to be used for a meeting calling for the actualisation of Biafra.
“I wonder why Dokubo decided to bring such meeting to Bayelsa. But we stopped them.
“It was getting out of hand but the police intervened to stop possible violence. My happiness is that we stopped the meeting from holding,” he told journalists.
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.
Amotekun: I’ll Support Yorubas With 1 Million Men To Stop Fulani Caliphate — Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has commended Southwest governors for setting up the Western Nigeria Security Network known as Amotekun.
Kanu assured that IPOB members were ready to support Operation Amotekun with all their might.
Speaking on Wednesday night during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra, Kanu said he was ready to support the Southwest security outfit with one million men to stop what he described as the “expansion of Fulani caliphate”.
“The final and definitive stance of the Biafran people is that IPOB will support Operation Amotekun with all our might.
“Regardless of the history of politics of treachery that may have existed between the East and the West in the past, our leaders have sworn to work with this generation of Yoruba leadership with the likes of Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Yinka Odumakin, Femi Fani-Kayode and Omoleye Sowore at the helm.
“I will support this generation of Yorubas that setup AMOTEKUN. IPOB will work with them. If they want one million men, I will give them to make sure the Fulani Caliphate murderous expansionism is stopped. We will support the Yorubas in all forms and by every means necessary. To hell with the Fulanis.
‘IPOB will back AMOTEKUN Security Outfit. AMOTEKUN is not going anywhere. They are here to stay and IPOB will support them’.
JUST IN: Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents To Be Buried On Valentines Day
Late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu, the parents of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, will be buried on valentines day, Friday, February 14, 2020.
This was disclosed by Prince Emmanuel Okwu Kanu, the youngest son of late His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu.
Addressing IPOB members from Isiala Ngwa local governments who paid the family a condolence visit on Monday, Prince Kanu said that the death of his parents proves that Biafra has come.
“Death is a natural phenomenon awaiting every living thing, my father use to tell me same thing while he was still alive.
”However, everyone of us must have it in mind that this is the last sacrifice. After the deaths of my parents, so many things began to happen. Things that were difficult initially became so easy.
“In all, I am praying to our fallen heroes and heroines to join forces with my parents towards the struggle, while we that are living do same.
“Biafra has come, because, after the death of my mom, I had that conviction then followed my dad. Then I knew that it is complete, because I can attest to the fact that there have been alot of improvements in the struggle since their deaths.
“Their burial date has been fixed, and it’s on 14th February. We had it captioned ‘Saints Kanu, The Lovers Burial’. Prince Emmanuel concluded.