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IPOB Endangering Lives Of Ndigbo In Diaspora, Says Biafra War Veteran



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A former Biafra Air force personnel, Chief Peter Ezeliora has warned present agitators for restoration of Biafra republic, particularly the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that they were endangering the lives of Ndigbo residing outside Igboland.

Ezeliora went ahead to fault the agitators coloration of Biafra as exclusive to the Igbo, noting that Biafra belongs to all people of former Eastern Nigeria.

He also warned that Nigeria was drifting to a militia state, with different ethnic nationalities adopting its own brand of militia for security purposes.

Ezilora who said he participated actively in all the major Biafra air force operations, including the lifting of General Odumegwu Ojukwu to Ivory Coast spoke exclusively with Vanguard in Enugu, Tuesday, as part of the commemoration of the 50 years remembrance of the end of Nigeria civil war.

He said: “Originally, Biafra was not an Igbo affair alone. That was why we had Ojukwu as head of state, Effiong as his deputy, N.E Akpan as his Secretary and another person from Rivers. That was Eastern region.

“Unfortunately, these young people have made it an Igbo affair, endangering the lives of Igbo people leaving outside Igbo land. It is very dangerous. Sometimes I stop listening to them because they are so abusive and tell lies to play on young men’s emotion.

“Unfortunately we have lost our politicians of Igbo extraction who were friends to the rest of Nigerians. After the war, it was not a surprise that in the first civilian dispensation, all the five political parties then (1979) either had an Igbo as a presidential candidate or had one as vice president. Even in UPN, Awolowo had Oyibo Odinamadu, a woman, as running mate.

“But now with this agitation, do they even know that every country have armed forces? When we declared Biafra, we had men that constituted Biafra armed forces. Now, all the Biafra land or Igbo land are occupied by people who are not Igbo in army and in police.

“Now you have nothing. They don’t even know what a country is its armed forces and if you don’t have the armed forces, you better go into the bush, you are a terrorist.”

Ezeliora dismissed the possibility of Nigeria going into another civil war, saying it will be very catastrophic because of the way different ethnic nations are building militia groups.

“Every tribe has is its own militia and militia war is war within the people, where they don’t wear uniform, you cannot identify who is who. Robbery, kidnapping make up their weaponry; it’s a dangerous situation.

“I am appealing that it should be stopped. All the senior military officers who are still alive and who fought the war should bring back love and unity. We will regret it if we lose our peace. People who have not seen war don’t know that war damages family, damages the foundation of a nation and I don’t like the way they are going about it,” he cautioned.

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JUST IN: Biafra Leader Tests Positive For Coronavirus



The National President of the Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard has tested positive for COVID-19.

The group disclosed this in a statement to Daily Post on Monday by BNYL Press Secretary, Richard Dianabasi.

According to Dianabasi, the BNYL leader tested positive because he received his brother who returned from Sweden days ago “and who also tested positive at a quarantine unit in Lagos.”

Meanwhile, the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Monday night confirmed 20 New cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total to 131.

Recall that the country also recorded another COVID-19 death on Monday, making the total number of coronavirus deaths in Nigeria, 2.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday.

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Nnamdi Kanu Pledges ₦50 MILLION To Help Fight Coronavirus In Southeast, South-South



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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that he will donate ₦50 million for the containment of coronavirus in Southeast and South-South of Nigeria.

The IPOB Leader disclosed this during his broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored by Oriental Times Thursday evening.

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 65, the country’s centre for disease control said on Thursday evening.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 14 new cases were confirmed late on Thursday. Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, 3 were returning travellers into Nigeria and was a close contact of a confirmed case.

Two of those cases were confirmed in Abuja while the remaining 12 were in Lagos, NCDC said.

Lagos has recorded highest number of cases in Nigeria, followed by FCT.

No case of the pandemic has been recorded in any Southeast state yet. However, in South-South, Rivers and Edo States have both recorded 1 case each.

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JUST IN: Nnamdi Kanu Reveals When Struggle For Biafra Will Be Accomplished



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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said the struggle for the actualisation of sovereign state of Biafra will be accomplished in his life time.

He said this on Sunday in a recorded audio made available to the Nation in Owerri, Imo State.

Kanu said that those asking for Igbo presidency are wasting their time as such agitation was not what the Igbo need but actualisation of Biafra.

“Those asking for Igbo presidency are wasting their time. We don’t need your presidency, what we need is Biafra.”

He vowed that actualisation of sovereign state of Biafra would be realised in his life time as the IPOB was determined to liberate Biafraland from the clutches of darkness.

On the formation of security outfit, he mocked the ability of the South East Governors to form the security outfit in the zone, saying that they would not be able to set up such an outfit without IPOB.

“We are largest movement in the world. The governors from South East cannot form the security outfit without IPOB. We are just keeping quiet to see if they can form it without IPOB and we know they cannot,“ he emphasized.

He wondered why the people are calling on the governors to form security outfit for the zone when it was the governors that connived and supported the Nigerian government to ban IPOB who would have provided security for the people.

He however disclosed that plan was underway for IPOB to roll out a strategy that would protect Ndigbo from frequent attacks by the Fulani herdsmen.

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