The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, reacted to Punch changing of President Muhammadu Buhari’s title from President to “Major General.”
Recall that the national dailies (PUNCH NEWSPAPER) said it will henceforth address President Buhari with his rank as Military dictator because of alleged lawlessness and violation of rule of law during his administration.
IPOB while reacting to this development, commended PUNCH, said the newspaper took a tough stand against what it described as “autocracy and military-style repression” and “insufferable contempt for the rule of law” of the cabal allegedly controlling Buhari.
The group made the disclosure in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
According to IPOB: “On December 11, 2019, the Punch newspaper took a tough and admirable editorial position against what it called “autocracy and military-style repression” and “insufferable contempt for the rule of law” of the Cabal that is ruling in the name of Buhari.
“While we commend the Punch for this courageous act, we must not fail to go down the memory lane to recall how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has, in his broadcasts, vigorously criticized what is generally referred to as the ‘Lagos-Ibadan axis’ media in Nigeria.
“The Punch’s editorial shows that what Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been saying about the complicity and docility of the so-called Yoruba media in this era of Fulani impunity is beginning to sink in. We can only hope that the editorial board of Punch will stay the course and reject any financial inducement like Ray Ekpu did at the Newswatch after Dele Giwa was killed with a parcel bomb.
“We also hope that the Punch did not belatedly adopt this stance just because the Yoruba people are now feeling this serial tyranny that had started with the Igbos and Biafrans since 2015. To demonstrate its sincerity, Punch should walk-back and begin to chronicle all the horrid acts of impunity of this regime. It should go beyond the current travails of Sowore.
“Many people are still being detained and killed illegally, of which IPOB continues to bear the brunt of it. It has now been extended to Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, whose home was illegally invaded and burnt down, with many innocent souls extra-judicially executed in the process.
“Going forward, Punch must follow-up on its new toga by revisiting its shameful coverage of the horrible events of 14th September 2017. It was and remains a pivotal date in the history of journalism in Nigeria, because that was the day Nigeria media sold their conscience to Satan by reporting garbage and outright lies while innocent people were being killed in cold blood.
“It was so sad to see the entire mainstream media using their platforms to propagate damaging falsehoods and anti-IPOB narrative issuing from the murderous Fulani cabal that has been controlling the Buhari presidency since its inception in 2015.
“Today, the Yoruba race is being humiliated like never before and Punch appears to have realized this and finally got around to listening to the log-running admonition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It is hoped that, from now onwards, the rest of the Yoruba media, including Channels Television, Tribune, The Nation newspaper and particularly Sahara Reporters will toe the same path.”
Police, IPOB, MASSOB In Bloody Clash In Imo State
More than 20 operatives from Imo State Police Command on Friday clashed with members of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at Orji in Owerri North Council Area of the state.
The incident, which took place in the morning hours at Orji between the Orji fly over and Ama wire, according to eyewitness, led to exchange of gunfire that led to some members of the two organisations sustaining serious injuries.
It was gathered the IPOB members were waiting at Orji/Okigwe road Owerri Imo State to receive the corpse of a member Onyekachukwu Uzoma from Mbaise, who died at Enugu, when they clashed with the operatives.
The witness said that passersby scampered for safety when gunshots were fired.
The situation forced security operatives to block the road, preventing human and vehicular moments in the area, The Nation reports.
Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, confirmed the incident to the Nation.
He alleged the police shot at the members “when Imo IPOB family were waiting at Orji to receive the dead body of our member been conveyed from Enugu to Mbaise when they were shot by the police operatives with many of them sustaining injuries.
“The Nigeria and army and SARS started shooting suproadically at our IPOB members. Nigeria Army and Police have started once again pushing us to the wall.
“IPOB is not happy how Nigeria government are killing Biafrans and other Christians in Nigeria.
“We are warning Nigeria government and her security operatives to stop attacking IPOB because they will regret their actions soon.”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, denied gun shots were fired.
He claimed the police were only trying to restore normalcy in the area.
According to him: “MASSOB members mounted road block and then Police was trying to restore normalcy.”
“They also attacked a team of policemen attached to Orji Division along Owerri/Okigwe Road by the Orji Flyover.
“The hoodlums while trying to dispossess the policemen of their service rifles also inflicted machete wounds on the policemen.
”However, the attack was successfully repelled with arrests made, while some others ran away with various degree of injuries.”
Nnamdi Kanu Finally Releases ‘Proof’ That ‘Shows’ Biafra Will Gain Independence In 2020
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated that Biafra will gain independence in 2020 and he has finally released a proof to backup his claims.
The IPOB leader made this submission on Monday while reacting to the death of President Buhari’s associate, Ismaila Isa-Funtua.
Kanu sharing a photo of the late Isa-Funtua said all those that are against Biafra are slowly going down, and according to him it proves that Biafra will come in 2020.
“Another architect of Operation Python Dance is gone. Three down, two more to go.
All those that swore they would never live to see Biafra are all slowly leaving the stage. This proves that Biafra is imminent and 2020 is our year.”
VIDEO: “I’m A Very Powerful Man, I Can Decide Who Lives Or Dies” — Nnamdi Kanu Declares
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared himself a very powerful man.
Kanu in his recent broadcast on Radio Biafra said as the leader of IPOB who has over two million men under his command, he can decide who lives or dies.
The UK-based Biafra agitator who is reportedly in Germany presently, also boasted that he has the power to destroy anywhere he wants to have destroyed.
Watch the video below.
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