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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Biafra: Strange Occurrences Hit Afaraukwu Community the Hometown of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Biafra Times | Sunday, March 18, 2018

By Okey Sampson

Six months after the military invaded the Afaraukwu home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, the people of the community have been licking their wounds and waiting in anxiety for the return of their traditional ruler,  Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, who were taken away, but have not come home since then.

As they are waiting, the people are also demanding from the Federal Government the sum of N500 million to enable them cleanse their community which they claimed the invading soldiers desecrated.

The Afaraukwu invasion

The Afaraukwu community, a key integral part of the boisterous Abia State capital also had a serene environment, no wonder it is home to the Abia State Government House, quarters of most senior military and police officers in the state; and most importantly, home to the famous Ojukwu Bunker.

The serenity of the community was, however, disrupted on September 14, 2017, when the military invaded the area purportedly in search of the IPOB leader.

Since then, Afaraukwu lost her virginity and has not remained the same again. If the deaths recorded as a result of that raid were agonizing, the missing of the traditional ruler of the community till date was more worrisome. Indeed, the head of the Afaraukwu community has been bruised with the entire community groaning in pain.

Visit to Nnamdi Kanu’s home

To get a first-hand knowledge of how the people of Afaraukwu have been coping without their traditional ruler since September 14, this reporter set out for a trip to the place hosting the golden Guinea Breweries and other landmark edifices in Umuahia.

The first port of call was the Kanus

The compound was desolate; it had no trace of any human life.

What were evident were scars left on what used to be the royal walls by bullets ostensibly fired by the military; and destroyed cars, which were parked outside the palace home of the Kanus.

Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Emmanuel who was not at home but spoke from a distant location said that they are yet to know the whereabouts of his father.

“Ever since that day the military invaded our house and killed about 22 people and our dog, Jack, took so many people away, including the living and the dead, we’ve not set eyes on our father, mother, and brother, Nnamdi; we’ve been in search of them, we’ve not seen them.

“They were within the house before the invasion took place, ever since, we’ve not set our eyes on them. The soldiers should produce them whether dead or alive. If they are dead, give us their corpse, that’s what we are asking for.”

The Kanus are not alone in their moment of pain as the President General of Afaraukwu Ibeku Development Association (AIDA), Chief Ikechukwu Nwabueze, told Sunday Sun that their community is feeling greatly the long absence of their monarch.

Hear him: “Since after the operation Python Dance in September last year, the Isiama Afaraukwu community has not seen our monarch and it has not been easy for us more especially I, the president general, because I cannot do my own duty as well do the work of the monarch.

“As a result of that, our community has been in shambles because the Eze is the father that holds the tradition and all that.”

Desecration of land and cleansing of the palace

Outside the debilitating fact that their traditional ruler has not been seen and remained incommunicado, the people Afaraukwu community are much worried that their land and in particular, the palace of the traditional ruler – the Egwu Ukwu palace – was desecrated.

This they believe would make it impossible for their monarch to return to the palace without first of all cleansing it, if he is finally allowed to go home by his ‘captors’.

“Outside the fact that we have not seen our traditional ruler since the invasion of our community by the military last year, we are equally worried over the desecration of our land and in particular, the Egwu Ukwu palace,” Chief Nwabueze said.

On what should be done to cleanse the land and the palace, Chief Nwabueze said: “Some time ago, we wrote an open letter to the Federal Government asking them to come for a total cleansing of the area, what we call ’Egwu Avu’ because there are certain things they need to bring because of the type of people that entered there and because of the killings inside the palace.

“This should be done so that our gods will be appeased because since after the invasion of our community and the palace in particular by the military, so many strange things have been happening in the community.  Since that time, we have been experiencing some kind of strange deaths in our community now. More so, they did a lot of damage, so many people we’ve not seen, so many people died as a result of shock and things like that, so, we need to appease our gods for the land to be calm.

“So, all we are saying is that they should sanitize our place that was desecrated and also we are asking the Federal Government to pay us N500 million so that we can buy all the necessary things we need for the cleansing of our land that was desecrated. The things that are needed include white tortoise, white kite, white cow, white goat, white Igbo kola nut (37 in number). We’ve made inquiries and those and others are what we are supposed to do.”

The monetary aspect, according to the president general, is secondary, as what was paramount to the people was for the Federal Government to send delegation to visit the community after which they would roll out what should be procured for the cleansing of the land.

He, however, said that if the Federal Government would not be able to get the items needed, then they should give the community money for that purpose.

He said that all the people wanted was the cleansing of their land and rebuilding of their monarch’s palace that was destroyed during the military raid.

Lull in economic activities

Economic activities in the community, Sunday Sun learnt has come to zero due to the military raid as many of the people who ran away from the community were yet to come back while the strangers had packed and left the community.

Indeed, Afaraukwu has become a pariah community as nobody wants to come to the town shaken to its foundation by the military to start any business again.

To make matters worse, the people complained that there were incessant police raids that were capped with the establishment of roadblocks at every available space with the people remaining in the community saying that the new security arrangement is driving away potential investors and other businessmen from the area.

The people are twinge the more that the military invasion and the current police siege to their land happened despite the known fact that Afaraukwu natives are peace loving.

“The fortunate and the unfortunate part of it,” Okpara, a native of the community opined, “is that we the Isiama Afaraukwu community has been housing and hosting the Abia Government House since the inception of Abia State. The AIG, CP and other senior government functionaries live in our community and none of them can testify that we are violent people. The Afaraukwu people are law-abiding people; and even when the IPOB people were there, we made sure they did not go beyond their bounds. The AIG can testify to that, the CP can testify to that.”

“It is unfortunate that the man who said the place is peaceful was removed, well that is left for them,” Okpara said, making reference to the transfer of the former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Oyebade.

Another native of the area, Eke said: “Apart from Nnamdi our son, we’ve also not set eyes on his parents; that’s why we are telling those concerned to produce them wherever they may have kept them. We want to see our traditional ruler and speak with him; even if they are dead, we want to see their corpses so that we can bury them, they deserve that right.”

Eke pointed out that Afaraukwu community is not a new creation, revealing that the ancient community pre-dated the coming of the colonial masters.

“It’s a very peaceful and loving community where people co-exist, where people love each other and go about their normal businesses. Until what happened recently, Afaraukwu has always been a peace-loving place. We have very enlightened and well-educated people who have served in the government of this very country and they contributed their best. We gave most of our choice areas of land to both the state and federal governments; we have contributed immensely to the development of the country, so, invading our community the way the military did was a bad way of paying us back.

“The community has been in chaos since the invasion, I wish you had been around when they invaded this community and the day after, Afaraukwu was like a ghost town. You know what it means invading a community, shooting anything on sight and killing them, it was a very nasty, horrible and barbaric experience,” Eze said.

He, however, did not rule out the possibility of the community taking legal action over the invasion and the missing of their traditional ruler.

“The community will definitely take action, we won’t keep quiet over what has been done to us, but I will not go into details for now”, Eke quipped.

The monarch may not be back soon

The general thinking in Afaraukwu is that their traditional ruler is still with the military, a feeling that was also shared by the president general.

“Since the military invasion, we’ve not set our eyes on our monarch, neither have we spoken with him. I know I was with him the previous day before the incident, but after that, I have not heard anything about him. Whether he is alive, I don’t know, whether he is not alive, I also do not know.

“All we are asking the government who took him is to release our monarch or tell us his position because we don’t know his whereabouts since then and the community is very much concerned, so troubled over his whereabouts,” he said.

He disclosed that if eventually Eze Kanu is released today, he may not return to his palace so soon.

According to Chief Nwabueze, “definitely, there is no way the monarch will come back into a palace that was so desecrated, that’s number one.

Number two, where is he going to live in? Is it the palace that was destroyed, is it the palace that they killed people everywhere? Something must be done before he returns to the palace.”

Provided that their traditional ruler is still alive, the people of Afaraukwu are not in a hurry for any change of baton as they have put on their waiting apron, dismissing any thinking of their monarch being replaced either by the government or the people themselves.

“This is a traditional thing; if our traditional ruler is dead, there are things we need to do to bury him and then we will need time to choose another traditional ruler, you don’t rush things like that. I don’t think it is the duty of government to introduce traditional ruler for us. Let it be made clear, those from government be them, president or governor,, they have where they came from; they have their customs and traditions and I don’t think that if they are in our shoes, under this circumstance, they will accept anybody that will be imposed on them as traditional ruler and I don’t think our community will accept that”, Nwabueze enthused.

Despite all the hullaballoo that have trailed the invasion of the community and the disappearance of their monarch, the president general advised his people, particularly the youths to remain law-abiding and build enduring home for peace in their hearts for the sake of the community.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Biafra: IPOB Writes UN, US President, UK Prime Minister and Other World Leaders (Read Full Text)

The Biafra Times | Saturday, March 17, 2018


Dear Sir,

RE: Nnamdi Kanu & Indigenous People of Biafra (Before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights) [Decision on Seizure and Provisional Measures]

The purpose of this Letter is two-fold. The first is to bring to your esteemed attention a recent Decision by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) with respect to the above-referenced matter. The second is to appeal to your good office and conscience to hold the Muhammadu Buhari regime in Nigeria to account in relation to this ruling by ACHR because of their long-established tradition of disobeying court orders, violation of treaty obligations and dreadful human rights abuses. We are of the firm belief that without adequate monitoring of the conduct of the Nigerian Government, they will continue to subject Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to punitive extrajudicial measures in breach of their fundamental human rights as reaffirmed by the Africa Commission on Human Rights (ACHR) contained herein.

Another critical area of concern is the conduct of the Nigerian judiciary, whose duty it is to interpret, for domestic purposes, the rulings and judgments of institutions like the ACHR. To say that Nigeria has a dysfunctional judiciary will be a gross understatement. It is arguably the most corrupt judiciary in the world, at the beck and call of the executive. The Nigerian Government effectively administer the court system. They appoint and assign judges to cases. In almost all instances where the regime has an interest, they determine the outcome of every court process. Nigerian judges merely sit to rubber-stamp the decision of the government. Even in the rare occasion when judgment has gone against the government, getting the courts to enforce their own judgments has been almost impossible. No judge wants to be in the bad books of this Buhari regime.

Whereas, the details of the Decision are contained in the two documents attached to this Letter, please permit me - for further clarity - to provide a summary of the background and analysis of this matter. They are as follows:

1. The Complaint upon which the said Decision was rendered was brought before the ACHPR on behalf of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Nnamdi Kanu, in his capacity as the leader of IPOB.

2. We placed 5 (five) main issues before the ACHPR for determination. They are:

(I). The declaration by the Government of Nigeria that IPOB is a terrorist organization and its Proscription thereof.

(II). The deployment of soldiers to the five (5) States of southeastern Nigeria (the core base of IPOB) for the purposes of enforcing the declaration that IPOB is a terrorist organization; and the quantum extrajudicial killings that resulted from that and is continuing till date.

(III). The arrest, detention, and trial of IPOB members before and after the terrorist designation/proscription; and the continuation of those trials to this day.

(IV). The arrest and lengthy detention of Nnamdi Kanu (as IPOB leader); and the lethal military attacks against his person (while he was free on bail), his family, and members of IPOB in September 2017; and which attacks led to many deaths, woundings and military arrests and detentions of IPOB members, including the troubling fact that Nnamdi Kanu has not been seen or heard from since the said attacks.

(V). The continuing and menacing presence of armed soldiers at several checkpoints in the five (5) States of southeastern Nigeria which has created an atmosphere of fear that many more IPOB members (including Nnamdi Kanu - if he is alive) could be shot at sight pursuant to their having been declared terrorists.

3. Having considered the foregoing issues and the rest of the contents of the Complaint, the ACHPR - on March 8, 2018 - communicated its interim Decision to the undersigned Counsel and to the President of Nigeria, granting Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB's request for 'provisional measures' requiring the Federal Government of Nigeria:

"Not to take any further action so as to avoid irreparable damage to the Victim, IPOB and its Members, pending the decision of the Commission on this Communication".

4. The Commission also held that it has seized itself of jurisdiction over the Complaint; and found further "that the Complaint reveals prima facie violation of the African Charter"; and it requested the "Respondent State to report back on the implementation of the Provisional Measures granted within 15 (fifteen) days of receipt of this decision".

5. Going by the previous antecedents of this Buhari regime and his total disregard for the rule of law, we are not hopeful that the President of Nigeria will faithfully and timely implement the measures requested by the Commission, hence the need for your intervention to ensure they do so.

We wish to draw your kind attention to the following which Nigerian courts have worryingly failed to acknowledge in all their rulings and judgments to date:

(I). This Decision of ACHPR is binding on Nigeria by virtue of (a)- Nigeria's ratification of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights; and (b)- Nigeria's domestication (or enactment) of the Charter as part of the Laws of Federation of Nigeria, to wit: the 'African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Ratification and. Enforcement) Act, CAP A9, LFN 2004', which in pertinent part provides that:

"As from the commencement of this Act, the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights which are set out in the Schedule to this Act shall, subject as thereunder provided, have force of law in Nigeria and shall be given full recognition and effect and be applied by all authorities and persons exercising legislative, executive or judicial powers in Nigeria".

(II). By virtue of this Decision, all criminal trials of IPOB members as they relate to the issues considered by the Commission (including that of Nnamdi Kanu) shall cease forthwith and thus shall be formally discontinued. Additional basis for discontinuance lies in the companion pronouncements by ACHPR that it has seized itself of (or assumed) jurisdiction; and the further determination that Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, and its members have made a prima facie case of violations of the Charter by the Nigerian government.

(III). By the same virtue, all IPOB members currently being held in detention centers across Nigeria on IPOB-related charges, which are also the issues considered by the Commission, shall be released forthwith and their cases closed until such a time the ACHPR has rendered a final Decision on the Complaint.

(IV). By the same virtue, the Order of Proscription of IPOB and its designation as a terrorist organization should be lifted or suspended and its execution to date reversed, pending when the ACHPR has rendered final Decision on the Complaint.

(V). By the same virtue, there shall be no further arrests of IPOB members; there shall be immediate dismantling of all military checkpoints in the five (5) States of the southeast of Nigeria currently arrayed against IPOB members and other residents of southeast Nigeria.

(VI). The President of Nigeria shall issue a statement restoring the rights of IPOB members under the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, and assuring IPOB members of the commitment of the Government of Nigeria to no further violations of those rights as is called for by the kernel of the ACHPR Decision.

(VII). That in view of the overwhelming public interest in this matter and the undeniable fact that precious human lives and civil liberties are at stake, there is an abiding need for public monitoring of the implementation of the Provisional Measures the President of Nigeria is expected to take within the next fifteen (15) days.

6. In conclusion, while we thank you for the opportunity of sharing this landmark ACHPR Decision, we most respectfully request you to use your good offices to help assist or ensure that the Decision is faithfully and timely implemented by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Please accept the assurances of our highest esteem for your office and person.

Yours truly

Chika Edoziem
Indigenous People of Biafra



Office of the President of the United States of America

British Prime Minister The Right Honorable Theresa May MP

United Nations Human Rights Council

The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria

European Commission for Human Rights

Africa Union

US Congress

US Department of State

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

Office of the Prime Minister of Israel

Parliament of Canada

Office of the Prime Minister of Japan

Office of the Prime Minister of Norway

Speaker of the Swedish Parliament (The Riksdag)

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Biafra: IGP's order for Southern Vigilante groups to submit their weapons, a disguise to continue aiding and abetting the killing of Biafrans

Akubumma Princewill || For Biafra Writers

Friday, March 16, 2018

Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun, a northern Muslim has in the previous week ordered that all licensed guns in the possession of civilians, vigilante groups, and neighbourhood securities in the South-east of Nigeria be submitted for proper licensing and registration otherwise such persons who are in possession of such firearm will have his home raided and prosecuted afterwards for possession of illegal arms.

This order was given amidst the tension building up in the country following the impunity with which the terrorists in guise of Fulani herdsmen has been going about their activities which includes wanton killing of innocent people with sophisticated weapons and getting away with it while the government of Muhammadu Buhari has done little or nothing to nip the menace in the bud.

The inspector general of police as noted, has never given such similar orders to his men to enter the villages and bushes to tackle these terrorists herdsmen, confiscate their lethal weapon and bring them to justice rather out of nepotism, he pointed out reasons why he would not arrest them or use brute force against them as he and his men in collaboration with the military have been using such force in cases involving peaceful unarmed civilian protesters/agitators in the Southeast and South-South geopolitical zone. Shockingly, the Police Chief made it clear that the use of brutal force cannot be deployed against terrorist Fulani herdsmen because according to him, they are Nigerian citizens.

READ: The proscription of IPOB by the Hausa-Fulani slaves in red caps gave impetus to Fulani terrorists to attack Biafran communities - IPOB

From his line of thoughts, one may keep wondering whether other components of the Nigerian union are not the real citizens of Nigeria and so must face the wrath and iron fist of the security agencies. Such is the kind of oppression and subjugation the Biafrans of Eastern Nigeria has been going through for ages.

From the history involving gun control around the world, any student of history must have known that such move has never helped any group of people who are oppressed in any part of the world, rather it always leads to mass murder and misery.

No matter the kind of twisted names given to this sinister move, the fact still remains that such kind of tactics has been employed in many countries with the resultant effect so devastating to the victims of the atrocious crimes against humanity.

Recall that in the time past in Europe, Germany to be precise, such order was issued and many Jews were rounded up and massacred mercilessly because they have nothing to which to defend themselves. The same happened in Asia were many oppressed Cambodians and Chinese people were rounded up and killed without any resistance. The same trend continued in so many other parts of the world, and it is gradually coming to Nigeria in recent times.

READ ALSO: Biafra: Big Names Does Not Guarantee Freedom, It Lies Within The Power Of The Masses — An Open Message For Biafrans

Since the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates by the British, a section of the union that makes up what is today known as Nigeria, the Biafran people of the old Eastern region of Nigeria, has been enduring long series of oppression, subjugation and mass murder/genocide of her people till date using one form of guise or another to perpetrate injustice against them.

Despite their ordeals, the world seemed to have developed deaf ears to their outcry and sufferings which has now escalated in this present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Hausa/Fulani  kinsmen who has taken control of almost every top security positions in the country since 2015, thereby using the influence of their positions to commit all sorts of atrocities against Biafrans and non-Hausa/Fulani Muslims in the country.

Their foot soldiers, the Fulani herdsmen has been killing thousands of innocent citizens on daily basis all over the country since 2015 till date without any serious and skillful intervention from the government of the day. The Fulani cattle herders cum terrorists are joined in one association known as 'Miyetti Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria, MACBAN' of whom their sponsors and patrons are some of the wellknown political leaders in the country, yet, the government always feigns ignorance of this while deceiving the masses that they are running investigations into the heinous crimes committed by these blood sucking, terrorist herdsmen of the Hausa/Fulani folks whom have been sent out by their masters and patrons to forcefully islamize Southern Nigeria through the gun barrels and to reduce their population.

READ ALSO: Nigeria, The Ambusher of Her Dreams And Aspirations of Africa By Gbemisola Adeoti— Why Division Is The Answer

These terrorist Fulani herdsmen has been carrying automatic rifles and other numerous dangerous weapons and going about their nefarious activities unchecked and uninterrupted by the Nigerian security agencies. They have been seriously engaged in killing and sacking Christian communities, yet the Nigerian police and military whom are mostly Islamic Fulani fundamentalists from the northern region of the country keep looking the other way as if nothing is happening. But ironically, they are ever ready to wage war against any group or embittered citizens of the country who dares to courageously venture to protest on the streets against the activities of the herdsmen, only for them to turn to the pages of the newspapers to tell lies to the world that nothing has happened even when visible shreds of evidence abound, indicting them on such atrocities.

We, the Biafrans are appealing to the consciences of men and women of goodwill across the world to support the move for a United Nation's monitored referendum as being proposed by the Indigenous People of Biafra, so that we can determine our own future and freedom.

The Biafra Times
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Monday, 12 March 2018


The Biafra Times | Monday, 12 March 2018

IPOB Press Release

From the Office of the Head of the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra (world headquarters  Langenfeld Germany)

Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB: 'African Commission moves against Buhari'

(Dateline, Berlin, March 11, 2018):

In a landmark ruling on March 8, 2018, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) issued a ruling against President Buhari to cease and desist from taking any "further actions" against Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB and its members, pending when the Commission renders final decision on a Complaint filed on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.

The ruling, which the Commission called 'provisional measures', emanated from a Complaint filed by Barrister Aloy Ejimakor of Adulbert Legal Services on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB on December 14, 2017.

The Complaint placed three main issues for the consideration of the Commission, to wit: Nnamdi Kanu's trial, Operation Python Dance and its aftermaths in the Southeast of Nigeria including the military invasion of Nnamdi Kanu's family home in Umuahia, and declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organization.

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, which reports to the African Union (AU) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and adjudication of individual complaints brought before the Commission against member States.

Nigeria is a member State and has also ratified the African Charter, which all together makes it subject to the jurisdiction of ACHPR.

In the ruling, the Commission also states that it has assumed jurisdiction to adjudicate the IPOB Complaint, and gave President Buhari 15 days to respond with actions he has taken to implement the provisional measures ordered by the Commission.

On a rather ominous note, the Commission wrote that if the allegations in the Complaint prove to be correct, they would amount to gross violations of the African Charter "as well as other regional and international human rights laws and standards".

With this ruling and the expectation that Buhari is duty-bound to implement it, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB and it's members have been vindicated, at least as far as the declaration that IPOB is a terrorist organization now appears to be on hold, until such a time the Commission has rendered its final decision.

The ruling which spanned three pages was addressed to President Buhari; and it is accompanied by another five pages of document containing analysis of the Complaint.

Going forward, we remain committed in our pursuit of justice both within and outside Nigeria. We will not relent until those responsible for the murder of hundreds of peaceful agitators and the disappearance of our leader is held to account before the comity of civilised nations.

Mazi Chika Edoziem
Head of Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Biafra: The Marginalised, Oppressed and Even Enemies of Biafra miss the Towering Influence of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Biafra Times | Sunday, March 11, 2018

It is a known fact that IPOB is rooted in every community and town in the South-South and South East. Our presence is felt even in remote villages where IPOB family members are preaching the gospel of restoration of Biafra. So rather than diminishing, our influence is growing on a daily basis. We are still rallying as ever, coupled with our more direct approach, our positive impact is resonating amongst the people. Our presence in over 88 countries of the world is a testament to our global influence.

What people mean when they question our potency is that they miss the towering influence of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Truthfully speaking, even enemies of Biafra miss him. Everybody it seems have come to the realization that our leader is the only person that can make a telling difference that is capable of shaking the foundations of  Nigeria. The marginalized and the oppressed all miss him.  Nobody should expect millions to march on the streets on a daily basis. We have different approaches and strategies, therefore IPOB is fully on the ground doing their work to restore Biafra sovereignty.

In the run-up to our referendum this year, the world will witness something totally unexpected and unique. Since Operation Python Dance II initiated by Chief Nnia Nwodo and South East governors in the vain attempt to diminish the popularity of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, we are still conducting our meetings across the world and pursuing vigorously the liberation of Biafran people. The only thing the architects of Operation Python Dance 11 accomplished is to finally expose themselves for the self-confessed saboteurs they are.

IPOB remains focused and determined towards the fight for Biafra freedom. Since the absence of our leader, more people have joined IPOB family meetings worldwide. Our leader bred and trained more of us who are committed to our noble cause. Biafra is closer than many think because our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu knew that Nigeria and their handlers will come after his life that was why he structured IPOB the way it is today. Unless you are part of the very highest command of IPOB, you cannot understand the mode of our operations.

We will continue our civil disobedience until Nigerian Army release our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom they kidnapped or presumably killed during the Operation Python Dance II in his hometown on the 14th of September 2017. IPOB will remain non-violent till the day  Biafra is restored.

IPOB is deploying measures applying some that the eyes of any casual observer cannot see nor comprehend.  Whatever methodology we apply, the outcome is decisively the same always. We have rendered the name Nigeria useless before the civilized world. Biafra is getting closer and closer with the passage of each day. The narrative by some Igbo politicians that IPOB has been subdued due to the abduction of our leader is false. Our activities are going on in earnest all over the world and preparations for our referendum is gathering momentum and we remain unstoppable as ever.



The proscription of IPOB by the Hausa-Fulani slaves in red caps gave impetus to Fulani terrorists to attack Biafran communities - IPOB

IPOB Press Statement | Published By The Biafra Times

March 10, 2018

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has decried the killings of Biafrans in Benue State, saying Biafrans of Igbo extraction have been abandoned and rendered defenseless in the state in what it described as a pogrom by Fulani Islamic Jihadists. In a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Awka, by IPOB media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group described the situation as heartbreaking.

IPOB said important questions must be asked as to why Governors Dave Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi with the support of Nnia Nwodo of Ohaneze Ndigbo publicly and illegally announced the proscription of IPOB when they knew the threat Biafran communities in Benue faced from Fulani terrorists.

The statement read: “There are four local government areas in Benue State namely, Ado, Oju, Okpoku, and Obi that is quintessentially Biafra, of pure Igbo extraction. “No Igbo politician, Ohaneze Ndigbo or governor has ever fought for these communities, they surrendered to the North after the war, to be reintegrated with Enugu or Ebonyi State as it should be.

“They (Ohaneze Ndigbo and Igbo political class) are afraid of offending their Hausa Fulani masters that gerrymandered our people away from the East and made them Northerners overnight by placing them in Benue State.”

“Today these Igbo communities (1) Ukum local government (2) Obi local government (3) Ogu local government (4) Okpokwu local gov. are being hunted like wild beasts by Fulani terrorists in their Igbo ancestral lands with nobody rising to their defence.”

Powerful restated that “The proscription of IPOB by the Hausa-Fulani slaves in red caps and their active support for Operation Python Dance was what gave impetus to Fulani terrorists disguised as herdsmen to attack outlying Biafran communities in Benue with such ferocity and impunity. Knowing fully well that only IPOB had and still has the capability to checkmate these band of marauding killers from the Sahel, why did Ohaneze Ndigbo and Igbo governors proscribe IPOB activities in the manner they did? It is clear whose interest they were serving when they banned IPOB activities across Igboland.”

“With this in mind, we are calling on Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Chief Nnia Nwodo of Ohaneze Ndigbo not to openly or covertly sabotage ongoing efforts by IPOB to protect indigenous Igbo Biafrans in Benue State. If they do, it will confirm to the world what we have always known that they are helping the Fulani caliphate consolidate their stranglehold on Igboland in particular and Biafraland in general.”

“Should Ohaneze Ndigbo and Igbo governors in any way undermine our efforts to defend our people in Benue, it would be confirmation that they have outlived their usefulness and must be proscribed because their continued existence is putting our survival as a race in jeopardy. Those we are defending are ethnic Igbo people they Ohaneze Ndigbo wrongfully allowed to be carved into Benue State. These indigenous communities in Benue State are known as the Umuezeokoha people.”

“In the past, some misinformed people sponsored by Arewa Consultative Forum/Northern Elders Forum like Paul Unongo ignorantly spoke about IPOB trying to annex other people's land in Benue. Both him and his controllers from the Sahel failed to recognise the sizable amount of Igbo land that was cut off from the East and placed in the North as northern communities.”

“IPOB will not abandon or surrender any single Biafran community in Benue State as was the case in the past. Idoma, Igede, and Umuezeokoha people are all Biafrans and deserve our protection.”



Friday, 9 March 2018

Nigeria, The Ambusher of Her Dreams And Aspirations of Africa By Gbemisola Adeoti— Why Division Is The Answer

By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu || For Biafra Writers

March 9, 2018

Professor Gbemisola Adeoti, a celebrated poet and a literary critic, who lectures at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), described Nigeria metaphorically in one of his poems titled "Ambush'' as an ambusher of the dreams and aspirations of not only her citizens but Africa in general. He, in his work, testified that Nigeria is a destroyer of the futures and lives of her citizens and at same time, holding down, impoverishing and keeping Africa in the dark. To him, Nigeria is a predatory country in Africa, that is forever awake and at alert to abort any dream of a better future for her citizens and Africa in general.

Nigeria lies in ambush against a better life for her citizens. This I see as an amplified message from Adeoti to the Nigerian citizens regarding the upcoming elections in which every just citizen is looking forward to boycott for the benefit of all even for the children unborn. Nigeria lies patiently ahead, awaiting in ambush against anyone with the foolhardiness to confront the demonic status quo laid down by her founding fathers.

In Nigeria today, a lot of ugly realities confronting the citizens are frightening. From the issue of minorities, marginalization, lack of basic amenities and employment opportunities to that of terrorism, inappropriateness and misconduct of the security agencies, especially the military. Apart from the economic meltdown that has gripped the country, the above realities facing Nigeria has contributed to the gargantuan panic felt by the citizens to the extent that they now live on the fringe of life while those oppressing and depressing elements continue to hold sway. That is why the infants shudder home and the grizzled ones snatch their gut at the hearing of the footsteps of the military because their pitiful anger cannot be quenched by the means of force but by sitting at their homes during voting as a form of exercising political apathy.

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The name "Zoo'' no doubt, has become a household terminology often used when referring to Nigeria as a country. Thanks to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who coined and gave that name to Nigeria when he was searching for an appropriate name to qualify Nigeria with. Immediately the name "Zoo'' surfaced, many demanded for his head while the ambushers (the rulers in the political sector) wished for his head to be delivered to them on a platter of sauce for meal.

But remarkably so, it is only in a Zoo that such a gargantuan panic caused by the ambushers could be felt. It is only in a Zoo that laws doesn't exist, people live a life of survival of the fittest. This is why many had suggested honouring Nigeria with the name "Evil Forest''. What about you? Before you fashion out your own suitable name, let us take a swift view of the names the great Gbemisola Adeoti, a man from Oduduwa Republic in the present Nigeria used in qualifying Nigeria.

In relation to the one big mighty "Giant Zoo'' the scholar, Kanu used in modifying Nigeria, Adeoti made use of three different animals to refer Nigeria, which all the three animals bear witness to the "Giant Zoo'' the IPOB leader used. He made use of the air, land and sea animals. First, he said that Nigeria is a "Giant Whale''. Whale is a sea animal that ambushes other fishes in the ocean. Whale swallows other water creatures alive to quench its hunger and greed. By predating on these preys, the "Giant Whale'' is aborting many good dreams and futures of other fishes.


Secondly, he metaphorically referred Nigeria as a "Sabre-toothed Tiger'' whose cries and roar send other creatures of the wild, mainly the vulnerable and weak ones into a run for their dear lives. Tiger is a land animal which doesn't obey rules at all. Thirdly, he called Nigeria a "Giant Hawk'' which is a dangerous predatory bird that attacks other birds both flying and non-flying ones. This air predator can also attack rodents and reptiles.

The reason the poet used the air, land and sea animals to qualify how zoological and predatory Nigeria is, is to let her citizens and Africa in general have it at the back of their minds that no one can escape from this "Ambush'' no matter whichever route you choose to follow. Yes, today we see many citizens of the country trying to fly out of Nigeria, the truth remains that they will still return to the country because no matter how long a mangrove tree stays in the river, it does not belong to the crocodile's kingdom. Many have died in the ocean while trying to leave the shores of this country. Coming to land, many have died in the desert in the name of running away from the ambushers.

Nigeria prides herself as the giant of Africa and that's why these two scholars kept on using the word "Giant''. Nothing works in Nigeria, her youths are languishing in the street because of bad governance and there is no hope for a better tomorrow. In Nigeria, their yesterday is better than today. Until Nigeria is destroyed by whatever means possible, her citizens and Africa can never heave a good sight of relief in their lives, because Gbemisola knew very well that in Biafra, Africa died a natural death.

Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
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