Stop Lies Connecting Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Uba To Abduction Of Nnamdi Kanu —IPOB Warns |The Republican News

■Powerful, in a statement signed by himself and obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday, warned those who used his name to issue a statement which linked Uba and Wike to the betrayal of the IPOB leader to desist from such.

The media and publicity secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says he or the group has not accused Senator Ifeanyi Uba and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike of being involved in the arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Powerful, in a statement signed by himself and obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday, warned those who used his name to issue a statement which linked Uba and Wike to the betrayal of the IPOB leader to desist from such.

He reiterated that the group does not work on speculations as it does not have evidence that the two politicians were involved in the abduction of Kanu in Kenya.

IPOB spokesman, however, said the group would not hesitate to disclose it to the public if it had any proof against them, adding that those who participated in the abduction and torture of Kanu would not go scot-free.

The group said this in its reaction to a statement and video it claimed was circulating on the social media that Powerful accused Uba and Wike of being part of those who betrayed Kanu. 

“The attention of global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the false and malicious press statement and audio being circulated, and purported to have been issued by our Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

“In the said statement, Powerful was quoted as accusing Senator Ifeanyi Uba; and Gov. Nyesom Wike of colluding with the enemies and facilitating the betrayal and abduction of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya.

“We, therefore, wish to dissociate from the fake statement being peddled by agents of confusion. Our Publicity Secretary never at any time linked Senator Ifeanyi Uba or Governor Wike with the wicked betrayal of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. If they were involved in the dirty deal, our investigations into the matter will reveal it.

“But for now, we have no evidence to link them with the atrocity. IPOB does not act based on speculation or rumour. Our assertions are evidence-based and products on credible intelligence,” part of the statement said.

The group’s spokesman, also insisted, that the “treacherous acts” that led to the arrest of his boss were facilitated by Kenyan government, adding that Uba’s political enemies should not use Kanu’s predicament against the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Anambra State.

“We, therefore, warn unscrupulous elements and ‘One chance politicians’ using the name of IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary to dish out a fake press statement to stop such criminality immediately.

“Those behind this evil should know that we will unravel their identity. They can’t hide for too long. They will incur the unmitigated wrath of IPOB if they don’t stop this nonsense.

“For the benefit doubt, IPOB has only linked the betrayal and abduction of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to President Uhuru Kenyetta of Kenya, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Kenya, Kenyan’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Willfred Machage and the Nigerian Government. Other collaborators in this heinous crime will be made public based on incontrovertible evidence.

“But for now, we restate that Senator Ifeanyi Uba has not been found to have any hand in it. His political opponents should try other ways of settling scores with him and leave IPOB and our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu out of it. We must trace those behind this and they will regret their action for dragging IPOB into the zoo’s politics and for impersonation.

“We, therefore, urge members of the public to disregard the said fake press release and shun any purported statement from IPOB that is not from a credible source or our usual channels,” Powerful added in the statement. (SaharaReporters)

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BREAKING: Oduduwa, Biafra Form Joint Force To Defend Their Land, Vow “To Die Together” |The Republican News

Oduduwa and Biafra agitators

The agitators of Biafra and Oduduwa republics have merged forces to train their operatives in a joint session in a bid to continue defending their territories against aggressive raids and wanton killings of innocent people by suspected Fulani herders and other criminals.

In a statement titled, ‘Press Release from the Joint Training of Biafra and Oduduwa Volunteer Force,’ the two agitators described the united trained personnel as a symbol of unity existing between the younger generations of the two indigenous nations.

This was contained in a statement by the media and publicity secretary of the Command, Emma Powerful on Monday.

Nigeria, the most populous black nation is faced with growing agitation for self-determination from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu from the South-East.

Also, Prof Banji Akintoye, President of Ilana Omo Oodua, and the rights activist, Sunday Igboho are championing the agitation cause to have the Oduduwa Republic for the South-West.

One of the major reasons for their separatist agenda is the unchecked atrocities committed by Fulani herders against the two regions, which the Nigerian government has failed to address.

In the statement, the Biafra and Oduduwa Volunteer Force for the Liberation of Southern Nigeria vowed to work together henceforth in protecting their people.

“This is to put the Nigerian Government and her security agencies in Nigeria on notice that Biafra and Oduduwa have further strengthened their bond as one people, following the joint training of personnel from both sides.

“These joint volunteer force will secure the territories of Southern Nigeria against ‘foreign Fulani terrorists and any unwarranted aggression from any external force’.

“Oduduwa and Biafra Volunteer Force demand an immediate end to the ongoing genocide against the people of Biafra and immediate demilitarisation of Biafraland as we are now ready to defend our territories against aggression. The killing and abduction in Biafra and Oduduwa land must stop immediately.

“We reiterate that an attack on Oduduwa land is an attack on Biafra and an attack on Biafra is an attack on Oduduwa. This is the bond the Fulanis tried for many years to destroy but today, the new generation of Oduduwa and Biafra have risen to say no to divide and rule. We are on the threshold of history because we are stronger together.

“Today we have trained together, dined together, and drunk together. Should duty call for it, we shall die together in defense of the entire South. We shall defend our land together, this is historic day for both nations,” the statement read.

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BREAKING: IPOB Cancels Planned Cleanup Exercise, Protest In Onitsha, Nnewi Anambra State

IPOB members

…Disassociates self from viral video threatening to attack prisons in Anambra State.

The Supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Ohamadike 1, has announced the call off to the clean-up exercise slated to take place in two cities of Anambra State namely Onitsha and Nnewi.

In a statement made available early this morning by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the protest scheduled to hold today, Monday 26th, in Anambra State has been put off owing to the fact that Anambra Command of IPOB has already cleaned-up the mess caused by the miscreants that held the state hostage for the past one week.

The statement reads: “Residents of Nnewi and Onitsha are asked to go about their businesses while waiting for further directives from the Supreme leader”.

“We are also disassociating ourselves from the faceless viral video threatening to attack prisons in Anambra State. It is cowardly, we do not hide our faces while making our statement, we are fearless. We are not in suport of such cowardly statement”.

The IPOB statement continues “Marching on the streets will no longer be tolerated as not to give room to mischief makers to breach public peace.

“Anybody found wandering near any bank or loitering with intent will be moved out. No act capable of breaching the peace will be tolerated from today, Monday the 26th of October 2020 onwards.

“The planned protests and gatherings will not go on in Anambra. Just as criminality of any form will not be condoned, either from hoodlums, hired thugs, the police or the army. Everybody must be well behaved, the statement read.

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Uzor Kalu To IPOB: Remember My Help In The Past And Mind Your Words|RN


Former Governor Of Abia State, CEO Slok Holdings  Orji Uzor Kalu

The former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has said the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, holds a false opinion about him and advised them not to take a duty of misreading him at every comment.

In his reaction to an IPOB statement on a trending news regarding an interview he granted, Kalu reminded IPOB and the members how he had in the past helped the interest of IPOB and the members.

Notwithstanding their grouse on the issue,  Kalu recalled that during Nnamdi Kanu’s long detention,  he was the first Igbo leader to pay him a visit in Kuje and also facilitated the release of the members in the past and also intervened in their interest with the authorities.

He spoke in response to statements from the Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful and lawyer to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on their reaction to a press interview he granted.

He said this is not the first time he was misunderstood, ” I believe everyone has right priorities and knows what really matters. For instance, our Igbo brothers are safe in the North and our minds are settled over their property, and that’s what matters. Dancing to the beats of a popular drum isn’t top of my list. These boys hurling abuses and insults on everyone that stands against division are simply ignorant. I forgive them.” Kalu stated

IPOB’s statement on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts was an offshoot of an interview he granted to a reporter. He referred to it as pathetic that most Nigerians are interested in sensational headlines and care less about details.

He added that Biafra agitation is an issue that concerns a lot of people and keeping silent in the face of its dangerous consequence would amount to wickedness and disregard for the safety of lives of the Igbo people.

The former governor accused the group of running the interest of some politicians and despising good counsel. He described it as laughable when people try to link his actions with corruption charges levelled against him since 2007.

According to Kalu,  Nigerians knew him before the charges and the genesis of the allegations and how it was targeted to destroy him politically. He, however, said the case being in a court of competent jurisdiction has proscribed him from making further statements on it.

“I had wished the IPOB were more civil to monitor their utterances, and not take up a duty of attacking my personality and leaving the issue I raised.”

He said the group’s activities should be carried out with civility and respect adding that the lives of Igbo people are the priority.

Kalu advised IPOB not to forget their lines so quick and disclosed that through his intervention in the past, many detained IPOB members were bailed.

“I wonder how IPOB easily forgot their lines. They have had many of their detained members bailed through my intervention. “Would it be appropriate for even somebody like Emma Powerful to heap unprintable insults and accusations on me? I bailed him out when he was detained.

“When Nnamdi was in prison, I was the first to visit him, opening doors for others to do same. I did that because he is my brother. Although he showed a lot of appreciation during the visit he still maintained his ground on Biafra. For the sake of posterity, I have made my stand clear. In a restructured Nigeria, Igbo people would be better off. We got it wrong in 1967 and we need to get it right now, else we get it wrong again.” Kalu warned in the statement.  (The Sun)

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Only Referendum Can Stop Us, Says IPOB |The Republican News


IPOB members in a rally

By Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka

The embattled Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Monday said that it has gone far beyond the bloody attack launched against it by the Nigeria military, police and the governors of the South-East states, insisting that only referendum would stop its agitation for Biafra freedom.

Advising its members to be patient, IPOB said it would not relent until the present government or any other Nigerian government gives it a date for a referendum to decide whether its people want to continue to stay in Nigeria.

A statement in Awka by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, blamed the action of the South-East governors on jealousy assuring that, “South East governors cannot kill the Biafra idea and longing rather they are creating insurmountable problems for themselves.

“IPOB cannot and will not succumb to pressure resulting from intimidation, arrest and brutal murders going on now all over Abia, Anambra and Rivers state at the moment. In other words, we have gone too far ahead to be bothered by the sound of bullets, bombs and fighter jets waiting to rain bombs on us. Nobody can stop the agitation for Biafra freedom at this point in time, only a referendum can do that.”

The group accused the new Commissioner of Police, Abia State of trying very hard to please his “masters from the North” by allegedly “complimenting the murderous scripts of the Nigerian Army and Igbo governors as handed down to them by Abuja.”

It wondered why the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) should attack an unarmed group (IPOB) and declare it a terrorist organization when it (DHQ) did not raise an eyebrow when Fulani herdsmen with sophisticated weapons attacked and killed people in communities in Igboland.

It said, “It is also on record that till date, no police commissioner or governor in the South-East or South-South has risen against the fourth most deadly terrorist group in the world we know as Fulani herdsmen.

“When Fulani herdsmen attacked Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia state, none of the police commissioners in these states or any of these governors now supporting genocide against their people ever uttered a word in opposition. 82 Division of the Nigerian Army at Enugu, a mere 13 kilometres from where Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weaponry attacked innocent villagers, did not aid Enugu people. They did not storm the hideout or known settlements of Fulani herdsmen in Enugu.

“There was no stop and search of Fulani people. There were no arbitrary arrests of Fulani men. Fulani women were not carted off to be raped and dehumanized by Nigerian soldiers. Fulani leaders and Arewa North never rose up in condemnation of Fulani herdsmen. National newspapers did not carry anti-Fulani news items or articles. South East governors did not rise from any emergency meeting to label Fulani herdsmen a terrorist group or call for their activities to be proscribed.  (The Sun)

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