Leave Wike out of River council military operation – Uwazuruike

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of the Movement for Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has berated those connecting Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike to the ongoing military operations in Oyingbo Local Government Area of the state. Uwazuruike said it was acceptable and irresponsible to claim that Wike was murdering Igbos because the Army started a military operation to fish out hoodlums, who killed its operatives and took their firearms. He stated that the development in Oyingbo was a direct result of an order issued by the Leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, which involves directing members of the outlawed group to kill soldiers, policemen and burn police stations. He said: “Sometimes in 2001 and 2002, the youths of Odi killed some soldiers in Odi and Obasanjo sent the military. They wiped Odi out. “They killed many people in Odi and burnt Odi down. The then President of IYC, Felix Tuodolor, invited me to Odi. “I went to Odi as a MASSOB leader and saw the devastation there, I cried bitterly. Many people were killed. “At the same time, the people of Zaki Biam killed some soldiers, Obasanjo also sent soldiers and Zaki Biam was brought down irrespective of the fact that many generals are from that place. So, calling what is happening in Rivers State an Igbo thing is rubbish. “Nyesom Wike is not killing any Igbo man. It is not an Igbo thing. Nyesom Wike has no capacity to command the Army to kill anybody in Rivers State. “It is only the Commander in Chief that can do so like Obasanjo did. It is not within the powers of Wike to stop the army from killing those who killed their own. Wike didn’t order the army in Odi and Zaki Biam. ” So, these people who go about on the internet talking rubbish and claiming that Wike is killing Igbo’s should stop speaking for us. “The Army are killing those who killed their own. This thing[…]

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‘Wike, Kanu responsible for violence, alleged killings in Obigbo’

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) is blaming Governor Nyesom Wike and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the violence which erupted in Obigbo area of Rivers. The group made this public in a statement by its President General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike. The Governor has been under series of attacks in previous weeks over alleged human rights abuses and extra judicial killings in the area by the Military enforcing a 24hrs curfew which was applied in the area in the wake of the violence that tailed the #EndSars protests. Wike on Monday allegedly imposed the curfew because IPOB protesters murdered 6 soldiers, burnt down some Police stations and courts in Obigbo. Wike also denied that he ordered military actions in Obigbo, describing the accusations as politically motivated plots of his detractors to distract him from governance. But OYC, in a quick reaction, called to Wike’s notice that there was burning of police stations,courts, killing of military personnel and police officers and vandalization of government properties in other parts of the country especially in major south east cities like Aba, Nnewi, Abakiliki, Enugu, Onitsha, Owerri. “But none of the Governors of these states ordered Military actions against their people. “Wike as Chief Security officer of Rivers State will surely account for the loss of lives and brutalities in Obigbo in the near future as international human rights groups and activists are gathering informations and evidences of genocidal violence escalating in Obigbo Rivers State,” the group said. It added: “OYC vehemently oppose the 24hrs curfew placed on Obigbo with heavy military actions and onslaughts against the people which have continuously abused their fundamental human rights in Obigbo. “The people have been denied access to food, adequate medicare, water because Rivers State Government unleashed state machinery against IPOB over what we perceived as relationship gone sour between Governor Nyesom Wike and IPOB Leadership led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.” He went further to say that, “We had[…]

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I am not fighting Igbos- Governor Wike

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State has reportedly declared that he is not at war with the Igbos but members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The Governor made the clarification when he played host to Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) today, Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt. According to him, those who did not understand his actions believe he is at war with Igbos in Rivers State. “Those who don’t understand our actions are saying we are fighting the Igbo.” He alleged that IPOB members hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state and raked havoc on public and private facilities. Justifying his recent executive order banning the group, he accused its members of killing six army officers and four policemen, burning police stations and court buildings. “I don’t support criminality. IPOB killed six army officers, four policemen, burnt police stations and court buildings. This is Rivers State. Go to Oyigbo and see the level of destruction”, he said. The Governor wondered why the group failed to channel whatever grievances they have against the Government to the right quarters but resulted to killing innocent citizens and destroying public property. He noted that Government will be forced to use meagre resources it has in rebuilding infrastructure damaged by IPOB members.

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Nnamdi Kanu threatens to disgrace corrupt politicians abroad

Nazi Nnamdi Kalu, leader of the Indegineous People of Biafra (IPOB), has warned corrupt Nigerian politicians against traveling outside the country. In a live broadcast, Kanu said his group would publicly disgrace and humiliate corrupt Nigerian political office holder seen in any foreign country. He said, “Any day any corrupt Nigerian political office holder was sighted in any foreign country, such a person would be publicly disgraced and humiliated.” Kalu, who was highly aggrieved over the massacre of Nigerian youths protesting against police brutality and bad governance at Lekki Toll Gate, said the ban was with immediate effect. “From today, October 25, 2020, if we get you abroad, we will disgrace you. Stay at home until you meet the 23 demands of the youths,” he said. He went further to say, “The children of such politicians schooling abroad will be chased back home by the diaspora Nigerians to enroll in schools which their parents failed to renovate and fund at home,” he added.

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Protests in Anambra state has been cancelled by IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has cancelled its protest which was planned for Monday in Onitsha and Nnewi, Anambra. In a statement made by Emma Powerful, the Media and Publicity Secretary, he said that the protest was cancelled following what it called ““cleaned-up” of the mess caused by the miscreants that held the state hostage for the past one week by the Anambra Command of IPOB. Residents of the area were asked to go about their businesses while waiting for further directives from their leader. It also distanced itself from it described as faceless viral video threatening to attack prisons that are in Anambra state. The statement reads: “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. “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. “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. “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[…]

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IPOB and YOV accuse FG of concluding plans to deploy military to silence #EndSARS protest

Yesterday, the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and the Yoruba One Voice, YOV, alleged that the Nigerian Federal Government has concluded plans to deploy the armed forces under the guise of “Operation Crocodile Smile” with the primary aim to silence the popular #ENDSARS protests across the country. These two bodies said they fully endorsed the #EndSARS protest. A joint statement by IPOB, and YOV, titled, #ENDSARS: Warning on Deployment of Armed Forces, signed by Ms. Christy Ekama, Principal Secretary to the Directorate of State, IPOB, and Mr Zacheus Somorin, Director of Communication, YOV, said the protests are clear evidence of a failed of leadership in governance. IPOB  and YOV, statement read: “We read with shock and dismay the plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria to deploy the Armed Forces under the guise of “Operation Crocodile Smile” with the sole aim to quell the popular #ENDSARS protests across the country. “The protests are a clear testament to failure of leadership. We fully endorse the #ENDSARS protests. We commend Nigerian youths for again rising to the occasion to redirect the drifting ship of state. “The Federal Government must immediately rescind its decision to deploy the Armed Forces to truncate legitimate protests by Nigerians. This is contrary to international law “We fully endorse the #ENDSARS protest  and we commend Nigerian youths for again, rising to the occasion to redirect the drifting ship of state. “The Federal Government must not add to the gruesome bloodletting by the discredited SARS operatives through the ill-advised deployment of the Armed Forces. “We will hold the Buhari administration and its officials responsible for any killings occasioned by the deployment of the Armed Forces to quell legitimate civil protests. “We call on the United Nations and the international community to take particular interest in the #ENDSARS protests and the planned deployment of the Armed Forces and to hold Nigerian officials to account for any infringement on civil rights. “The Armed Forces must be reminded that their loyalty is[…]

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Nnamdi Kalu Has Threatened To Establish Radio Biafra In Daura Katsina, the homwtown of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the wanted pro-Biafra activist, Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, he threatened to established Radio Biafra in Daura Katsina, the hometown of the President. He made this public, while broadcasting through IPOB’s spokesperson Emma Powerful. The radio would be launched within six weeks, according to him. Nnamdi Kanu stated that the President’s wife, First Lady Aisha Buhari would soon start listening to the pro-Biafra radion station in six weeks. The statement reads: “The attention of the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the approval of N654m by the Federal Government of Nigeria to monitor and crash Radio Biafra frequencies in the country particularly in South-East and South-South geopolitical zones. “This wicked but futile decision was taken during their Federal Executive Council meeting held Wednesday, 7th of October 2020. “In fact to prove to them how formidable we are, within six weeks from now, IPOB will launch Radio Biafra in Daura, the home town of Buhari who presided over the FEC that took this foolish decision. “Any time Aisha visits Daura she will receive Radio Biafra frequency and listen to the gospel of freedom by our Leader, Nnamdi Kanu.”

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IPOB Accuse SARS, Police Of Killings!

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday raised the alarm over the alleged disappearance and secret killing of its members by the Special Anti Robbery Squad across Biafra States, calling on the Nigerian Federal Government to halt such killings to avoid pushing it to the wall. The group therefore sent a Save Our Soul, SOS, message to the United Kingdom, UK High Commission in Nigeria, Amnesty International in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch, US Embassy in Abuja, Canada, African Union, Commonwealth, European Union, UN Human Rights, and civilised nations across the globe to prevail on the Nigerian government to stop the dastardly and inhuman act. IPOB also alleged that many non members of IPOB were also arrested by SARS and their whereabouts remains unknown, claiming they have been killed by SARS operatives. IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, therefore, asked the international community to prevail on the Nigerian government to stop the alleged “unabated secret abduction, torture, detention, and killing of our members and non members.” IPOB also drew the attention of the international community and called on the Nigerian Federal Government and the world to beam their search light on SARS in Awkuzu Anambra State, Obigbo in Igweocha Rivers State, as well as Anti kidnapping Squad Police stationed at Enugu Ukwu in Anambra State. IPOB’ s statement read in part: “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to bring to the notice of the international community, the unabated secret abduction, torture, detention and killing of our members by the wicked Nigeria security agents. “These callous beings in security uniform, mainly SARS in Awkuzu Anambra State, Obigbo in Igweocha Rivers State, as well as Anti kidnapping Squad Police, stationed at Enugu Ukwu in Anambra State are at the helm of this atrocity and inhumanity to man. “The Nigeria Police SARS in Awkuzu, Anambra State and Obigbo in Igweocha Rivers State, as well as Anti[…]

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