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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

BIAFRA: CALL FOR REFERENDUM IS NOT CALL FOR WAR - IPOB














June 19, 2018

IPOB PRESS RELEASE

We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to bring to the attention of the world that plans are at advanced stages in preparation for the first in our three-stage referendum process towards the peaceful, non-violent restoration of the nation of Biafra. Our decision to hold the first of the three plebiscite later this year has vindicated IPOB's resilience in sticking to the principles of non-violent agitation for Biafra, in the face of government brutality and treachery from enemies within. Efforts geared towards this first referendum is gathering unstoppable momentum with dates for the exercise to be announced imminently. 40 million ballot papers are being printed and readied for distribution to every clan and village in Biafraland for all adults over the age of 18 to express their preference.

Through this age old democratic process, IPOB shall return power to the  long suffering down trodden masses, to enable them determine their destiny which was cruelly taken away by successive Nigerian governments. This massive consultation exercise, will guide all future IPOB activities and hopefully address the issue of lack of wider participation by the people which some Nigerian government agents within have often cited as their reason for working against the emergence of Biafra.

For those that set out to mislead the populace by equating IPOB call for referendum as a call for war, in order to mask their betrayal of the people, will no doubt find another reason or excuse to object to this upcoming plebiscite.

It is worth reminding Ohaneze Ndigbo and their likes that on the 11th February 1961, Nigeria conducted a referendum for the people of Southern Cameroon to determine whether they  wish to be part of Nigeria or merge with the Francophone northern  Cameroon. This referendum resulted in the peaceful secession of the then NCNC controlled Anglophone Cameroon from Nigeria. In other words, they voted to leave Nigeria for good. That was democracy in action not war.

No war was fought and no ethnic group was threatened with annihilation. If those parading themselves as leaders, with their much touted academic accomplishments, are not aware of this relatively modern history, then the pervading ignorance in Nigeria, occasioned by the spectacular collapse of the education system, is more generational than earlier thought. If those that claim to be the elite in the society cannot reference Southern Cameroons as a case where referendum resolved an intractable issue, then their supposed elitism is founded on pure fantasy. 

Again, on the 13th of July 1963, Nigeria conducted another referendum which led to the creation of the defunct Mid-west  from the supposedly Yoruba dominated Western region. The old Mid-Western region comprised of parts of today's Delta and Edo states. No war was fought, no ethnic group was threatened with extinction. Those that canvassed for a referendum then were not labeled war mongers. It speaks of the magnitude of prevailing ignorance in Nigeria that people are in this age unaware of the fact that referendum has been used in Nigeria before to resolve a seemingly intractable issue.

The mission of IPOB is to restore Biafra sovereignty via a democratic process and through the instrumentality of a three stage referendum, the first of which will be held in the coming weeks.

IPOB led Biafra agitation is a struggle for liberty, justice and equity firmly anchored on fiscal independence, local control of all resources and complete autonomy for all federating ethnic nationalities. This ancient arrangement that sustained our civilisation for over 5000 years without recourse to war or conquest of one another was the arrangement Mazi Mbonu Ojike advised Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe to adopt during the Lancaster House pre-independent negotiations. This ancient system of loose confederation, that served our ancestors very well before the British destroyed it with their amalgamation, is where IPOB is taking  Biafra back to. Every ethnic nationality within Biafra will be encouraged to be  independent from day one.

Our fight is against a deliberate government policy of mass poverty, irreconcilable and divergent value systems, marginalisation, deprivation, incessant state sponsored murder, terrorism and unimaginable Fulani nepotism. IPOB call for referendum has nothing to do with WAR!

Those beating the drums of WAR are the agents of the status quo, the Efulefus (Igbo slaves) using the cover of Ohaneze Ndigbo and PANDEF to continue running errands for their Arewa masters to the detriment and well-being of the people of the East. They, along with their feudal northern masters are the beneficiaries of this lopsided fraudulent neo-colonial system we call Nigeria.

These war mongers want to scare and frighten everyone into submission. They want IPOB to accept slavery as they and their predecessors in Ohaneze have done. They want to submit this blessed IPOB generation to eternal servitude out of fear of losing the paltry favours and privileges their Arewa masters periodically grants them. Their evil antics and psychological manipulation has failed woefully. Referendum is peace not war.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

FIFA World Cup: Biafrans Stand In Solidarity With Iceland For Their Humanitarian Role During The Biafra Genocidal War

















By Princewill Akubumma | For Biafra Writers

June 19, 2018

The Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967 to 1970 has ended but the agony, misery, pains, rivers of bloodshed and death that characterized the war is still very fresh in our memories like it happened just yesterday, especially in the hearts of Biafrans.

Due to the total blockade of the air, land and sea of the Biafran territories by the Nigerian military government and their British allies and other Arab countries, the newly-declared and short-lived Republic of Biafra was thrown into a theater of war and her towns and villages turned into a slaughter house and burial grounds.

This inordinate tactics that was adopted by the Yakubu Gowon-led military government and his finance minister, Obafemi Awolowo was given a nod by Britain as the only tool with which to subdue the "never-die" and strong-willed resistance of the Biafrans who had made up their minds to free themselves from the constant pogrom and ethnic cleansing targeted on them all over Nigeria, especially in the northern region, at that time.
But this leaves every little child, nursing mothers, the elderly and the sick ones in Biafra territories malnourished due to lack of food and clean water supply, thereby attracting international sympathy from men and women of goodwill across Europe and other parts of the world.

We recall that the Icelandic Red Cross through the government of the Iceland, played a major role by donating generously, sending relief materials such as food, medicines, clothing and even drums of fuel to Biafra, in order to convey the relief materials to the interior villages of Biafra territories to feed the dying and hungry in many refugee camps.

During these suicide missions, many Icelandic Red Cross pilots and health workers put their lives at risk, crossing the enemy's line to save Biafra from starvation and diseases, most times they have to force their humanitarian planes to land in the darkness of a make-shift airstrip in order to escape the anti-aircraft guns by the Nigerian military and their Egyptian hostile pilots.

This is indeed something to be remembered by Biafrans after 51 years of that genocidal war that claimed the lives of over 3.5 million innocent women and children, during which many more would have died if not the generosity and humanitarian gesture of the Icelandic Red Cross through their government.



Come June 22, 2018, all the Biafrans both in Russia and at home will support the football national team of Iceland over the Nigerian national team at the FIFA World Cup, to remind the Icelanders that we, the Biafrans will never forget the good work they rendered to our forefathers, ancestors and older generations in 1968 by saving many lives of Biafrans while endangering theirs for our sake.

On Friday, June 22, 2018, we will remember, we shall never forget until the Republic of Biafra is restored and we shall continue to remember that act of kindness from Iceland afterwards.

All hail Icelandic national football team!

All hail Biafra!


THE BIAFRA TIMES
Edited by: Chukwuemeka M. Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
Contact us: [email protected]

Herdsmen Killings: Farmers In Ishiagu And The Fulani Fight For Supremacy



By Desmond Ajah | For Biafra Writers

June 19, 2018

EBONYI - After observing the plight of the indigenes of Ishiagu community in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, I was moved to interact with the resident farmers and local women. I observed and came to the conclusion that if Biafra is not restored in no distant time, our people will be fully conquered with starvation and whatever that may be before us.

Right from the time of creation, Ishiagu people (farmers and industrialists of Ebonyi state) go to farm at all time and seasons without fear of wild animals or any cloned faces, till the time of cattle breeders migration to pasture for their herds. During those time, the herdsmen guides their cattle from grazing field to another with carefulness and not leaving it unfettered to destroy live crops or pollute the land and water, and even when they meet a farmer in his farmland, they assist him with farm work to gain favour from the farmer, either to gain water or food or both which they equally reciprocate the kind gesture by giving the farmer Nunu Milk.

The herdsmen never fetch or wash their bodies in their host village streams as they apply caution so as to enjoy their stay. At the sign of the approach of raining season, the herdsmen migrate back to the North with their cattle and this has remained a routine existence between them and their host community. All these and other cordial relationships existed between the herdsmen and the people of the Eastern region until these recent years when they have completely turned into a monstrous being.

READ: 2019: OBJ/Buhari Face-off And The Repeat Of Afonja History In Oodua Nation

Presently in Ishiagu and other communities in Biafra land, farmers and villagers now live in fear of impending attacks, molestations, shedding of blood by the jihadist extremists in guise of the Fulani herdsmen of today, both at home and in the farms. This write-up was triggered by the present state of the people of Biafra. The farmers in Ishiagu and other parts of Biafra land no longer go to their farms alone because of the fear of possible attacks by the herdsmen. The farmers now visit their farms or engage in farmworkers in clusters and groups and if there is any day other farmers are heading to other direction different from someone's farm, then you must stay back at home or you risk your wife and children being slaughtered in cold blood by the herdsmen.

Where is the Igbos' pride which lies fearless in every single Igbo man? When and how did we come this far? When did we allow our self-pride and braveness to be silenced and dwindled by the actions of political jobbers in Igbo land who have sold our collective interest for their selfish political interests.

At the present day of this raining and planting season, the herdsmen has taken over farms in Ishiagu and other parts of Biafra land killing, intimidating, raping and molesting their host farmers and inhabitants of the land. At this time of the raining season, the herdsmen and their cattle should be out of the eastern region as being practiced during their time of early migration to the east to give way for farmers to plant their crops but currently the farmers are experiencing heavy influx of cattle and armed herdsmen destroying crops/plants, raping and killing men, women and children. This impunity has recently become more pronounced as the federal government is doing everything possible to empower the herdsmen constitutionally after the failed cattle colony bill. The government is now on the track of making laws to alter the land tenure system to forcefully absorbing and transferring ownership of the land of the Easterners to the herdsmen in the ongoing coastal region land reform.

READ ALSO: Biafra: After a successful Sit-at-Home exercise by Biafrans, what new evil does the Nigerian Army have in the offing?

Biafrans should arise and take forcefully our rightful possession either in peace or in pieces as the Bible is quoted thus, "the kingdom of children of God suffereth violent and only the violent taketh it by force." It is indeed time for the indigenes of Ishiagu to come together as one and reclaim their lost heritage.

The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Monday, 18 June 2018

2019: OBJ/Buhari Face-off And The Repeat Of Afonja History In Oodua Nation



By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | For Biafra Writers

June 18, 2018

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's erstwhile president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have been at loggerheads with each other over the 2019 presidential election in the country. It is evidently a known fact that the opinions of the duo, lately, are at parallel poles of the election despite that the former president was hitherto a strong voice supporting the current president during the 2015 presidential polls that enthroned Buhari and ousted the then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. This could be further substantiated in Obasanjo's book titled "My Watch" where he voiced out to the people saying that "l prefer to vote for Buhari to jail me than Jonathan to return to destroy this country."

It wasn't obfuscating, not even an act of perfidy or a half-truth but an open secret that Obasanjo's name is now included in the government's "Watch List". The Obasanjo everybody knows, no doubt will go to jail if tried.

As the former president accuses the incumbent president of frame, and as tension keeps rising over the high possibility of OBJ getting jailed, to add to this, Obasanjo's cry, it is potent to analyze this daring and glaring matter so as to ascertain its possible end.

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It is true that Buhari remains the best candidate the Fulani oligarchy has ever produced in pursuit of their illicit common goal which is to dominate and subdue the diverse ethnic groups that constitute the regions of the country. This is because he is quite conversant with history. He is the only northerner with the golden realization that they can conquer with the savage and monstrous hands of the Fulani herdsmen just like the same was recorded in history by their progenitors.

Before the inclusion of Obasanjo's name in the "watch list" of Buhari, the former has never been found wanting in most strategic scenes with his PVCs acquisition sermon, calling on the citizens to roll into one to oust President Buhari from office. Now that his name has made the list, will Obasanjo still maintain the relentless energy he has employed in campaigning against the seating president or will he chicken out as typical of a Yoruba person? I stand akimbo watching as the drama unfolds. If OBJ, out of fear of persecution, meets Buhari on time and succumbs to his game plan, he will be free of prosecution. That is certain.

READ ALSO: Biafra: After a successful Sit-at-Home exercise by Biafrans, what new evil does the Nigerian Army have in the offing?

The Oodua nation, throughout history, has never stamped and maintained strong feet against the vile actions of the Arewa nation. They have always acted as a puppet in the hands of the Arewas, using them as willing tools to accomplish their inordinate missions. It was recorded in history that the Arewa women conquered the Oduduwa nation. Still recorded in the annals of Oodua history, Afonja their kinsman, out of fear, invited the rampaging Fulani herdsmen to their land and his people were conquered. Fear is the greatest weakness that has confronted the Oodua nation in many occasions. Buhari understands this very well and evidently applying it on the former president just as he, at the same time, is politically extorting the Oduduwa nation with the Abiola posthumous award saga. The question remains— will this generation of Oduduwa people be so cheap to be deceived with this Trojan Horse of the Arewa nation?

l see treachery on its best in Oduduwa land as Obasanjo is about to be ousted as the godfather of Oodua politics by his brothers. Those singing the "do not touch him," are the very people behind his downfall.

The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Biafra: After a successful Sit-at-Home exercise by Biafrans, what new evil does the Nigerian Army have in the offing?



By Johnbosco Udonwa | For Biafra Writers

June 18, 2018

This time last year, after the successful Sit-at-Home by Biafrans in support of Biafra referendum and independence, the Nigerian Army conducted their sinister Operation Python Dance. It was that operation, a so-called training activity to curb criminality by the Army, that saw its men invading the house of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. After the invasion, more than 28 bodies of dead Biafrans were found in and around the compound, while Kanu and his parents were nowhere to be found ever since.

Now, this year, after the more than 95 per cent successful compliance in the Heroes Remembrance Day Sit-at-Home directive issued by IPOB, the Nigerian Army appears to be concocting yet another sinister plan for another bloody invasion of Biafraland. Many Biafrans are now asking “what is the Nigerian Army concocting this time?”
The question came about following a statement made by the Nigerian Army recently to the effect that it was worried about a new trend of the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Biafraland as published by Vanguard newspaper on 15 June 2018.

The Army was reported as saying that although the zone was the most peaceful among all its so-called six zones in the country, “the introduction of IEDs as means of fighting enemies had become a source of great concern to the military and other security agencies.” The report quoted the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sagir Musa.

Speaking at a media summit organized by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, at Concorde Hotel Owerri, the Islamist military personnel spoke against the backdrop of a bomb explosion that once detonated at the home of one of the Northern house-slaves cum the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.

All Biafrans who responded to the news during Biafra Writers' inquest into the matter thought the Army was joking. They contended that it was the Army and its Police and DSS sister agencies that were detonating the IEDs and therefore would not deceive anybody by saying they were worried.

“We know they are the ones throwing the bombs just to deceive the world into believing that IPOB is a terrorist group, don’t mind them,” said John Okilo (not his real name), an IPOB leader who resides in Awka, Anambra State. “They will go into the bush and beat the drum and then come out to ask who was beating the drum.”

The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Biafra: IPOB Leadership, Not Short Of Ideas On Biafra Restoration— An Open Letter To Biafrans


By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | For Biafra Writers

June 14, 2018

Biafrans, penny wise, pound foolish is a non-failing end that lies in stock for an ungrateful, impatient and unstrategic person in life. The road to a genuine freedom is so slim and slippery, demands absolute carefulness and unparalleled spirit of discernment to make it to the end.

"Penny wise, pound foolish," is a saying that defines the moment Biafrans are facing. When IPOB was at her embryo, they contended against assorted stoppages both in spiritual and physical realms, and they came out victorious. Still, today, as powerless as they may seem to look in the eyes of the ordinary person, this set of unique freedom fighters has virtually brought the Nigerian government to a standstill and has succeeded in setting her deceptive media outlets ablaze.

There is always a strong foundational base to any good structure. When one step is missed, the structure will face dissolution or total abolition. Now that IPOB has transited over its fetus and now protruding, carefulness is needed. The leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, before his incarceration, trumpeted that the structure that shall usher the people into freedom has already been set up. This structure is to be followed periodically. It does not matter how long it will take, only be strong and resolute.

There are no easy or fast ways to freedom. This set of IPOB leadership was made in a laboratory and with the mandate of Heaven to restore Biafra. Reason being that, this epic leadership has been consciously and systematically leading the people all through these injurious years of great treachery, sabotage, pain and misery without making a costly mistake which could have made the perfectly oiled life cycle of the group to hit roadblock.


Biafrans, it is said that a cow does not know the value of its tail until it is cut off. There are no better option except the one at hand. A known devil, they say, is better than unknown angel. Why must this leadership coalesce with anybody especially at this critical stage when they are heating the government hard. Are they to join the coalition of all these politically-infested mushroom pro-Biafra groups whose treachery and sabotage is unequaled? No! Biafrans, we have pennied wise, let us not pound foolish now.

Patience remains the key. Wait for the right time to strike. Anger is one thing that is made better by delay. That the tiger prowls along quietly does not mean it is timid. Our elders says that when a man is dancing, that it is the ovation of the spectators that will tell him when he is doing well. The successful 30th May Sit-At-Home compliance has proven that the structure which includes the leader and the deputy, the Directorates Of States (DOS) and all the Biafran people are doing well and needs no coalition. When the barking dog is ready to bite, nothing can stop it, when the whirlwind is ready to blow, it shall not even spare the crowd of dignitaries. Biafrans, do not be afraid of the shell of the tortoise (Nigeria).

THE BIAFRA TIMES
Edited by: Chukwuemeka M. Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
Contact us: [email protected]

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

BIAFRA: IPOB PRESS INTERVIEW; WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL NIGERIA CEASES TO EXIST - EMMA POWERFUL



IPOB Press Interview | Published By The Biafra Times 

June 14, 2018

The publicity secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful grants a press interview to men of the press. He touches on different issues relating to the unredeemable breaking state of Nigeria, the posthumous award to Late MKO Abiola, 2019 general elections, the disappearance of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, proscribing the group, referendum and total collapse of Nigeria and other issues.

Read the full transcript of the interview and the mind-blowing response from Mr. Powerful

1) The Nigerian federal govt recently gave an award typically reserved for only ex-president to Late MKO Abiola - and then declared June 12 as democracy day. How do you view this? Would you demand he makes May 30th, Biafra Day?

Answer:

Yorubas are learned, cosmopolitan and urbane. Surely they have enough intelligent people in their ranks to understand the damaging effect these periodic politically motivated inducements from the North can be in the long run. Unless Yorubas are driven by political expediency which we doubt, then this gesture from 'Buhari' s too little, too late.

This present confusion, which is the only way to describe the apparently unsolicited magnanimity from Buhari's handlers, was exactly what obtained when in exchange for the empty title of APC National Leader and few ministerial appointments, Yorubas returned into power what will go down as the worst regime in living memory. That mere posthumous elevation of Abiola to a GCFR is sufficient to erase the horrors this Buhari regime inflicted on the masses is laughable because well-meaning Yoruba people will not buy into it. If they do, it will speak volumes about their political priorities in Nigeria. They will be seen as pursuing a purely parochial agenda of self-preservation at the expense of the collective well being of all ethnicities in Nigeria. It will be contrary to everything their Ibadan Declaration in 2017 stood for.

2) IPOB had earlier promised that 2019 general elections would not hold in Biafra land. Is IPOB still standing on the promise?

Answer:

The simple answer is yes! The boycott of Anambra governorship elections in November 2017 was a test run. We now have a better understanding of how they react to election boycott threats, what tools they deploy including falsification of voter figures, and how they deploy it through INEC to fool the masses.

We are equally more aware of their media strategies and how they managed to dish out misleading and false information about voter turn out figures to the media. Having learnt a great deal of their strategies, our approach has been refined to make sure we mitigate such moves next year. That is why we are ecstatic that presidential election will come first. On that day the world will witness a new level of compliance from Biafrans because the election will be turned into a referendum, it will not hold.

We shall continue to boycott elections in Biafraland regardless of the consequences until we get a date for our referendum which will ultimately ascertain what we Biafrans want. Power belongs to the people, not a few educationally challenged Fulani men remote controlled by neo-colonialist interests hell-bent on the perpetuation of the unworkable status quo in Nigeria. Our people (Biafrans) must decide what they want, not these Arewa slaves we have in Ohanaeze Ndigbo and government houses in the East parading themselves as leaders when clearly they are not.
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3) Since the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, the activities of the IPOB seem to have suffered setback. Why has the IPOB not selected a replacement for Nnamdi Kanu?

Answer:

I don't know where you got this widely touted but misleading and erroneous impression from that IPOB suffered a setback as a result of the arrest and possible assassination of our leader. Are you not aware of our activities in Lagos, Enugu and Awka where IPOB effectively brought the reign of Hausa Fulani appointed Arewa slaves in Ohaneze Ndigbo to an end? The humiliation Ohaneze Ndigbo suffered at those events means that politics as usual in the East has come to a permanent end. Selling the interest of the masses in return for political appointments and contracts for family members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership has ended.

Our resoundingly successful sit at home order is another reminder that even in the absence of our leader, IPOB remains as indomitable as ever. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu tutored us for years on Radio Biafra on the need to be resilient regardless of the enormity of the odds against us. It's a lesson that have stood us in good stead in his absence. IPOB was designed and engineered from inception to be an indestructible fighting machine. Efforts will be made to pull her down, criminals with the help of DSS and Ohanaeze will float alternative ideas including Biafra Coalition all in a bid to weaken IPOB but will fail.

We learnt from the mistakes of the past, so we structured the Movement in such a way that we are driven by the supremacy of our ideology anchored on the doctrine of the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not mere presence of anybody.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu our leader is irreplaceable. Let us be honest with ourselves, who can do what he has done? Name one person you think has his personality, education, charisma, oratory, the gift of prophecy, integrity, bravery, organizational prowess and sense of sacrifice. Who in Igboland or entire East will sacrifice his wife, children, father mother and wider family for the sake of liberating his people the way he has done? People talk, issue press statements, hold colloquiums and disappear.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu rejected billions of dollars, shunned oil wells, said no political appointments and insisted on freedom for his people even as Nigerian soldiers were coming to kill him and his parents. Who else can do that? Can you as a journalist think of anybody who can do that? Give me the name of one person who can do what Nnamdi Kanu has done in this day and age anywhere in Nigeria without government backing. You see, there is none like him. Chaffs will come and go but Nnamdi Kanu’s legacy shall remain for eternity.

Why do you think Ohaneze Ndigbo, Igbo governors especially Dave Umahi, Willie Obiano and Okezie Ikpeazu want Nnamdi Kanu dead, even more than the Fulani cabal in Aso Rock he is fighting? His Afaraukwu community where his father is the traditional ruler is under siege surrounded by Fulani soldiers at the invitation of Okezie Ikpeazu and Ohaneze Ndigbo because he refused to compromise his position on Biafra. Now Ohaneze Ndigbo and Igbo governors have failed, did they not rally a group of hardened saboteurs and pro-money agitators in the name of Biafra Coalition to destroy the unity, sense of purpose and direction Kanu brought to the struggle for Biafra emancipation? But they have failed already. Biafrans know they have only one leader and that is Nnamdi Kanu.

Nobody replaced Nelson Mandela in all his years in captivity so nobody will replace Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB deputy leader Uche Mefor and IPOB Directorate of State headed by Mazi Chika Edoziem is doing marvellously well. They will continue to enjoy the support of IPOB worldwide and friends of Biafra until Biafra is restored.



4) Is Radio Biafra still operational? How about the Hausa service?

Answer:

Radio Biafra is ever operational on FM, AM, Satellite and TV. All efforts to jam our signal, buy up our contracts with service providers, detain innocent Biafrans on the pretext that they provided technical assistance to Radio Biafra has never stopped our work or slowed us down. Radio Biafra will announce the rebirth of Biafra and until that happens, it will continue to be operational.

The Hausa Service of Radio Nigeria on shortwave sponsored by IPOB is also fully operational and winning many converts on a daily basis. We continue to record high levels of listenership. For the first time in decades, ordinary northerners are being educated on the reality of the totalitarian tendencies of this Buhari regime. Protests against Buhari's government is springing up all over the north thanks to our Hausa Service enlightenment programs.

There are changes happening all over the north and we hope over time that these will manifest in the overthrow of existing Fulani feudal lords especially in Hausa towns and villages.
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5) Many of IPOB remain incarcerated in many detention centers across the country. What efforts are leaders of IPOB making to get their freedom?

Answer:

Our legal team is the very best money can buy. No expense is spared in securing the finest legal services for our people who I must add are detained illegally. We have managed to secure the release of many of them and will not relent until all are set free.

We have initiated lawsuits in international courts in three continents and hope to bring many more in the coming days. Nigeria will never have rest or peace of mind as long as there is an IPOB family member in their custody.

Every victim of illegal detention has a lawyer and a dedicated IPOB legal team at their disposal. Families of detainees are provided for, where the person incarcerated in the breadwinner of the family. We don't abandon our own.

6) The banning of IPOB by the federal govt seems to have been effective in truncating the activities of IPOB, are there any moves to unban the IPOB?

Answer:

There is an impression we must correct with this issue of banning, proscription and terrorism tag. It was Nnia Nwodo’s Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South East governors that came up with the initial idea to kill and tag IPOB a terrorist organisation before their Fulani masters adopted and perfected it. These so-called Igbo leaders are the people that should held primarily responsible for the banning of IPOB, killings and subsequent betrayal of Nnamdi Kanu.

Contrary to popular expectations amongst Igbo leaders and their Fulani masters, what the banning of IPOB did was to bring much needed international awareness to our movement because natural human curiosity led many people and governments all over the world to enquire about this new terrorist group in Nigeria. Upon closer inspection, they discovered that it was the government itself and their beloved Fulani herdsmen that are the actual terrorists.

As you know we are in court challenging the obnoxious, illegal, dictatorial and undemocratic proscription of IPOB. It is the government that is running from their own courts. We are prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court and beyond until the politically motivated tag of a terror group is removed.

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7) Are any groups from the South-south and Southeast helping in reversing the ban?

Answer:

There is nothing like South-South and South East when it comes to our agitation for Biafra. We have only one East, one IPOB, one Biafra. South-South is an anomaly because there is no geographical cardinal point known as South-South, the same way there is nothing like North North or West West. Anybody referring to coastal Biafrans as South-South is only perpetuating widespread ignorance.

IPOB is a mass movement of the people of Biafra. Help is coming from everywhere around Biafraland and beyond. IPOB national coordinator in Biafraland is an Ijaw man, his deputy is Ibibio. They run the day to day affairs of IPOB, that is why anybody referring to IPOB as an Igbo group is either deluded or being deliberately mischievous.

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8 )  Some say Nnamdi Kanu is hiding somewhere in the Niger Delta. Some say he is outside the country. Some say he is with the military. Where is he?

Answer:

Only Ohaneze Ndigbo, South East governors and Nigerian Army can tell us where they are keeping our leader or what they have done with his body. Those that conspired to bring Operation Python Dance should be in a better position to answer these questions.

The bullet holes in his home, the dead bodies of 28 people massacred in cold blood on the orders of Igbo leaders and executed by Buratai's men is a pointer to where any question pertaining to the whereabouts of our leader should be directed. What we are still trying to ascertain is if Britain was informed before the deadly invasion was carried out because they are the godfather of the Arewa North and Nnamdi Kanu a British citizen.

Idle speculation about possible sightings of our leader in weird and sometimes wonderful places is a mere distraction. Nigerian Army, Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors must account for him at the right time.

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9) What is next for IPOB?

Answer:

Referendum and total collapse of Nigeria. We are not going to stop until Nigeria ceases to exist. If oil and gas revenue is their problem then arrangements can be reached to share the proceeds with the North and West under a binding and internationally supervised treaty. What we want is our freedom nothing more. Oil and gas is for lazy, ignorant people like Arewa Consultative Forum to depend on. We Biafrans are neither lazy nor ignorant so we view oil and gas deposits in our land as a distraction and a curse because without it the British would not have insisted on one Nigeria after independence.

If oil and gas wells were to run dry today, that will be the best gift from Almighty God because only then can neo-colonial oil and gas industrial complex leave us alone to become a free people.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

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