Tag: IPOB

You’re not welcome in Imo, IPOB threatens Buhari

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not welcome in Imo state following his scheduled visit for Thursday. This was contained in a broadcast by IPOB’s Director of Socials, Chika Edoziem, on Monday evening. Edoziem in the broadcast also warned all traditional rulers[Read More…]

Nnamdi Kanu is cursed beyond redemption — Ex-IPOB deputy leader, Uche Mefor

Uche Okafor-Mefor, a former deputy leader of the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed the embattled leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is “cursed”. Mefor stated this in a post on his Facebook page. The post reads in full; “In fullness of time, humanity shall recognise[Read More…]

IPOB sit-at-home: Umahi threatens workers who do not show up at work

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has threatened that any civil servant who failed to report to work today (Monday), will be sacked and not paid salary. Recall that the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra had on July 30th declared a sit-at-home protest to hold every Monday from August[Read More…]

Step up fight against criminals ‘especially’ IPOB, IGP tells officers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali, has charged police operatives in Delta to step up the fight against the criminal activities of separatist groups “especially” the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members in the state. Alkali, who gave the charge on Monday in Asaba during his familarisation[Read More…]

A breakdown of Biafra separatism, and where Kanu fits into the picture

Nnamdi Nwannekaenyi Okwu Kanu is currently one of the most controversial figures in Nigeria. He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, one of the Biafra separatist organisations, as well as the director of Radio Biafra. He was born in 1967 in present-day Abia state, South-East Nigeria, to[Read More…]

22-year-old IPOB, ESN female spy arrested — Police

The police have arrested a 22-year-old lady who “carry out espionage against security personnel on behalf of IPOB/ESN” to facilitate the series of attacks on security formations and other critical national infrastructure in the South-East. The Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (DFPRO), Mr Aremu Adeniran disclosed this in a statement[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Preparing for Nigeria’s future security challenges?

The current decade ushered in not-so-new problems which will affect the future of our country. Nigeria’s security challenges are multifaceted and have in the last few years, spread across its states and geopolitical zones, with potentially dire consequences for its neighbours. Nigeria is also susceptible to changes on the global[Read More…]

IPOB suspends Mondays sit-at-home order, releases new date

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has suspended its sit-at-home order scheduled for every Monday in the southeast while noting a new date for its resumption. According to the proscribed group, the sit-at-home order will be reactivated whenever their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, appears in court. The proscribed group had said[Read More…]

Disregard IPOB stay-at-home order, Abia govt tells residents

The Abia State Government has asked residents to disregard the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The government’s directive is contained in a statement issued in Umuahia by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu. IPOB on July 30 ordered sit-at-home in the South-East every Monday,[Read More…]

‘At least 115 people have been killed in 4 months by security forces in the southeast’ Amnesty International says

International rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, has accused Nigerian security forces of committing a catalogue of human rights violations and crimes under international law in their response to spiralling violence in Southeast Nigeria. According to a statement released on Thursday by the organisation, Nigeria’s government has responded with a heavy[Read More…]