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Monday, 11 November 2019

Condolence Message from IPOB, Cross River State Chapter, to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Entire Family of EZE Israel Okwu Kanu

November 12, 2019 |The Biafra Times

No word is enough to express our sorrow over the loss of your mother, Lolo Ugoeze Sally Kanu, who passed away on 30th August, 2019. She is the definition of love and an instance of what motherhood should be. She is not just you mother, she is our mother too … the queen mother of Biafra-land. We mourn with you therefore, and with the entire family of His Majesty Eze Israel Okwu Kanu.

Lolo Ugoeze died following the shock from the military invasion of your home in which twenty-eight young men were murdered. Any mother worth the name would naturally be traumatized. She was, and sadly all efforts to resuscitate her failed. She died supporting Biafra freedom. We will keep that memory.

We the people of Cross River state cannot console you; God alone can. But by this brief message, we wish to let you know that our thoughts are with you. Even as we mourn, we take courage in the life she led. May her soul repose in the Lord and may Elohim Himself comfort you and your household.

Accept our deepest sympathy please.


Mazi Bassey Edet

Cross River state coordinator

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Nigerians must rise against the cabal in the presidency - Yoruba group

By Gbenga Abegunrin
November 10, 2019 | The Biafra Times

IBADAN – A Yoruba social-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF), has condemned the recent signing of a bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying the action showed that the powerful cabal in the presidency will stop at nothing to make Vice President Yemi Osinbajo irrelevant.

YYF, which spoke through Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa, its President General, said the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit power to his vice before he embarked on his private visit to London and also the sack of over 35 aides of Osinbajo was the handwork of the cabal, which had ostensibly hijacked power from the President.

“The signing of a Nigerian bill in London, as well as the sacking of Osinbajo’s aides, is impunity in disguise. It is true that the President is entitled to travel but signing into law a bill that deals with Nigerians shows that something is wrong with us a nation,” said.

Bolarinwa wondered why a President, who had indicated keen interest in reducing wastage and cost of governance, would have encouraged his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and his staff to embark on such trip to London all for him to sign a bill, which his vice would have signed in his stead conveniently.

READ ALSO: South-East commuters lament extortion, high level of intimidation by soldiers

“The signing of a Nigerian bill in London is a mockery of our existential reality as a nation. For how long must we allow such impunity in the business of governance?” he asked.

Bolarinwa urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be very careful of the cabal in Aso Rock, who he described as liabilities, instead of being assets to his government.

“President Muhammadu Buhari may be a good man but as long he allows himself to be controlled by cabal; we may not make headway as a nation,” he added.

Bolarinwa, who also spoke on the continued border closure, said the development had brought untold hardship on Nigerians, especially the people in the Southwest.


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Saturday, 9 November 2019

South-East commuters lament extortion, high level of intimidation by soldiers

November 10, 2019 | The Biafra Times

Raphael Ede

Enugu - Commuters and drivers plying various roads in the South-East have lamented the high level of intimidation and extortion by soldiers at checkpoints.

Some of them, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said the worst was that anybody making calls close to the checkpoints were having their phones seized, smashed on the road or required to pay between N500 and N1,500 to retrieve the phones.

In some cases, commuters and drivers of such vehicles are detained for hours before they are released after much pleading.

A commuter, who identified himself as Victor Okonkwo, who witnessed the atrocities of the soldiers recently, narrated his experience to our correspondent on Monday.

He said, “On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, I was returning from Owerri in a Sienna car and there were seven passengers in the vehicle. When we got to the Ihe community, one of the passengers received a call and he was on that call till we got to a military checkpoint near the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital.

“The man got the shock of his life when a soldier spotted him and seized his phone for answering a call while passing by the checkpoint. He paid N500 to retrieve his phone after we had spent over an hour begging the soldiers. There were more than 10 mobile phones seized from other commuters by the soldiers, while the owners were there begging for leniency.”

Okonkwo stated that he had experienced the cruelty of the soldiers in 2014 at the same checkpoint, even as he said he heard that soldiers at other checkpoints around Enugu State boundaries were committing similar atrocities.

He said, “I was coming back from Owerri in a bus with other passengers. On getting to the military checkpoint near the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, a lady’s phone was seized and smashed on the road for answering a call while passing through the checkpoint.

“There was a similar incident, when a passenger’s phone was seized by soldiers for also answering a call; it took the intervention of the driver and some commuters before the phone was returned to the owner.

“This is what commuters experience on a daily basis in the hands of soldiers at the checkpoints.”

Checks by PUNCH Metro revealed that the soldiers had devised other means of collecting money from drivers and commuters at the checkpoints, as they now commission young men from the communities, who act as fronts to collect money on their behalf.

A source, who witnessed an incident a few months ago, narrated how a young man was shot dead by soldiers in the Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to the source, a drama played out on the day of the incident when a military officer spotted the man collecting money at the checkpoint on behalf of the soldiers.

When accosted, the soldiers denied ever knowing the young man.

“One of the officers immediately ordered one of the soldiers to shoot the tax collector for denting their image and he was instantly shot dead. My greatest surprise is that till today, those soldiers have not been held accountable for the gruesome murder of the young man. Many of such cases have gone the same way without anyone being held accountable.”

It is the same story at almost all the military checkpoints in the boundaries of Enugu-Ebonyi, Enugu-Nsukka, Enugu-Obollo-Afor, and the Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Expressway. Extortion, intimidation and outright corporal punishment are the hallmark of the checkpoints.

“Are we in a war situation that somebody receiving phone calls cannot pass by military checkpoints in the South-East without harassment and intimidation and our so-called leaders are not talking?” a commuter asked.

When the Nigerian Army Human Rights Desk was contacted, there was no response as the phone rang out.

When the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Enugu, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, was contacted, he said in a text message, “Good afternoon, inform the affected persons to call and give details for further necessary action immediately.”


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Thursday, 7 November 2019

IPOB lambastes Ango Abdullahi, Junaid Mohammed "glorified Almajiris", said they are clueless about Biafra agitation


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday described Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker as a “glorified Almajiri.”

Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria. Almajiri derives from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration, meaning a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge.

IPOB said both Mohammed and a prominent Northern elder, Ango Abdullahi have nothing to offer apart from allegedly threatening people and promoting “Fulani cattle hegemony” across Nigeria.

IPOB was reacting to Mohammed’s recent comment that it’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu should “go to hell and burn to ashes.”

Mohammed lambasted Kanu for demanding that his security must be guaranteed for him to return to Nigeria and continue his trial.

However, a statement by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, maintained that Mohammed was clueless about the agitation for Biafra.

The statement reads: “Junaid Mohammed and Ango Abdulahi have repeatedly touted themselves as the henchmen of the caliphate and in their delusions have made the mistake of equating IPOB agitation for freedom to anything they have seen before. How misguided they are.

“Recent decisive diplomatic advances recorded by our leader have taken the corrupt north by surprise and they have in turn been reduced to blabbing like a bunch of disgruntled drunkards kicked out of a bar for unruly behaviour.

“Every other day we read about Ango Abdulahi or Junaid Mohammed on the pages of newspapers mouthing their usual Arewa is Lord mantra rubbish because the British adopted them as their favourite house slave.

“They never grant live interviews nor have they allowed any meaningful cross-examination of their twisted views. These unity begging parasites from the caliphate must understand that they are not in the same league as our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and will never be. They are nothing but glorified Alimajiri with nothing to offer apart from threatening people and promoting Fulani cattle hegemony in a mentally backward society like Nigeria.

“Junaid Muhammad is roundly uninformed and clueless about the facts and reasons behind the resurgent IPOB led agitation for Biafra because they are products of a failed British experiment and in their own right the architects of the reign of Fulani feudal mediocrity in Nigeria.

“Our leader never asked anybody to campaign for his return to bury his mother, why these busy-bodies would be poking their noses into a matter that does not concern him is beyond understanding.

“At the mere mention of the name Nnamdi Kanu the entire Fulani caliphate and their supporters go into convulsion. At least there is now an open acknowledgement within political circles in the north that Nnamdi Kanu will succeed in not only freeing Biafra but will break Nigeria into pieces.

“Biafra is coming and there is nothing the core Arewa North can do about it. It’s important Junaid Muhammad and co know that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is yet to make his intentions public regarding his proposed visit to Biafraland.

“If and when that happens, they should be rest assured that no permission would be sought from the Aso Rock Fulani cabal that rule Nigeria or anybody else for that matter. Our leader cannot ask a fraudulent Sudanese for permission to visit the land of his fore fathers. Had he been planning to visit Khartoum then the need may arise but not on this occassion.”

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

RUGA: No land to invading bloodthirsty Fulani terror herdsmen - IPOB warns


It has come to the knowledge and attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the recent unguarded threat by the leadership of Miyetti Allah against Biafrans over their resumption of the illegal terror induced movement of cattle through farms and villages in Biafraland. This is not the first time representatives of the caliphate through their various mouthpiece have threatened the lives of peaceful law-abiding citizens of Biafra. It happened with their treasonous quit notice and has continued through Ango Abdulahi et al culminating in this abominable utterance by the leadership of Miyetti Allah.

We IPOB do not blame Miyetti Allah but the caliphate imposed spineless and compromised political leaders that occupy government houses across our land. Having sensed the fear, impotence and political hopelessness of these quislings that call themselves governors in the East, Miyetti Allah (which is the glorified name for Fulani herdsmen) have been emboldened to continue issuing threats of further bloodshed if their demands are not met.

The most shocking of all is that ordinary citizens who for years now have been at the receiving end of Fulani terror and savagery appear transfixed with fear and have wimpishly surrendered their fate to murderous cattle herders from God knows where. Miyetti Allah along with their foot soldiers in the Nigerian army must understand that their deal with south east governors is not applicable to IPOB. The same way IPOB today is dedicated to the defence of Ebonyi State and Anambra West before it, is how every inch of Biafran territory will be defended. Our ongoing resistance in Ebonyi is testament to this very fact.

 South-East political leadership may have surrendered our land but we IPOB will never and can never contemplate such. We will not surrender the land of our ancestors to this invading bloodthirsty horde from the Sahel no matter the political package they wrapped it under.

IPOB is ready for these terrorists in whatever guise they might use to come into our land. One thing is certain, Miyetti Allah with their support and sponsorship from the federal government, South East governors led by Dave Umahi and Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nina Nwodo will not succeed no matter what they do.

Miyetti Allah and their sponsors are the real terrorists and shall remain so in our eyes. Their strategy of threats and terror cannot work with us. They cannot succeed because IPOB is here on the ground and meeting them head-on.  Ruga settlement nonsense is dead in our land and cannot be imposed on us.


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Biafra: I will die agitating for Biafra – 76-year-old agitator


Chief Ngbabu James, 76, an elderly member of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, tells EDWARD NNACHI why even in his old age, he has been involved in the struggle for an independent Biafran state.

What was your experience during a military operation codenamed ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the South-East in 2017, which led to the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra?

The experience was bad and very ugly because of the way we were treated by the military and other security forces. We were badly treated and not allowed to exercise some of our fundamental human rights. Our freedom of movement was curtailed and there were a lot of other infringements of our rights, but not just the members as the same ill-treatment was meted out to our leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

All of us had dehumanising and excruciating experience in the hands of the military. They treated us like animals and it was as if they knew what was planned against us at the Federal Government level. It hasn’t even stopped yet; even after the said Operation Python Dance was over, they still treated us as like animals. It wasn’t a funny experience. Right from the period of the military operation till date, our members throughout the South-East have been top targets for punishment and different kinds of ill-treatment.

In Ebonyi State, for instance, if they see you as an IPOB member, the army or police will arrest you. Many of our members are victims of that already.

At your age, why are you still agitating for Biafra?

I’m still supporting and agitating for Biafra because of what I have seen in the past and what I see happening in this country now. The Fulani people treat us like nobodies; they treat us as though we don’t mean anything to Nigeria. They see themselves as first-class citizens and see the Igbo and others as second-class citizens. This is wrong. If you consider the situation critically, you will realise that our culture and that of the Fulani people are not the same. The way they think and reason isn’t different from the way we do.

They are only after the development of their region and people, while others suffer. Go to the North, there are good roads and there is electricity; but here in the South-East, or other areas, what do you see? They should allow us to have our country and we believe it will happen one day.

READ ALSO: Biafra: I’m in Biafra struggle for my children, grandchildren - 75-year-old agitator

Why have you not given up on the struggle despite your age?

I can’t give up on the agitation for the actualisation of Biafra. I will only give up on that struggle when I’m dead. And maybe before that happens, the current struggle would have brought into fruition the country called Biafra. I have not even started and equally not done anything yet as my contributions to the struggle despite my services. I will not give up. I will only stop agitating for it when the Biafra dream becomes a reality.

I’m very sure that Biafra will soon become a reality. This is because of what Maazi Nnamdi Kanu has done and still does which has never been done by anyone who calls themselves a Biafran agitator. Our leader, Kanu, had promised us that Biafra would become a reality and as a man of integrity that he is, we know we will have Biafra.

IPOB has been proscribed. Why do you still believe in it?

Why I still believe in IPOB is because it is not a terrorist group. One, a terrorist group doesn’t have an address but IPOB does. Two, terrorist groups bear arms and other dangerous weapons, but IPOB does not have a single gun and its members don’t wield arms. It is a peaceful organisation, which is pursuing a genuine agenda. If they describe IPOB as a terrorist group, that means its members are terrorists too. I don’t think so. I’m not a terrorist; I live and relate with people peacefully and do my business genuinely. So am I a terrorist? No, I’m not. The proscription of IPOB was wrong in the first place.

By being a member of a proscribed group, are you not afraid for your life?

I’m not afraid to be part of IPOB in my old age. One, I’m fighting for my rights and anyone who is fighting for their rights has not committed any crime in my land. Two, I have been part of the struggle for over 15 years now, so why should I get cold feet in the struggle, all of a sudden? My old age has never been a limitation and won’t be


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Monday, 4 November 2019

RUGA: Give us land, if you want peace in your state – Fulani Herdsmen to Govs



The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore socio-cultural organisation, Abdullahi Bodejo has boldly declared that any Governor who desires peace to reign in his state, must provide lands for cattle grazing with basic amenities to sustain the herdsmen.

Abdullahi made this declaration while speaking with newsmen during an interview. Abdullahi said so many Governors have attached politics to RUGA, enacting the anti-grazing laws to make life difficult for herdsmen.

In his words,
“We have grazing routes and grazing reserves and if Nigeria wants to solve the herdsmen and farmers clashes once and for all, you are a governor and you want to enjoy peace in your state, you don’t need any long meeting, just create a particular area for the Fulani and equip them with modern amenities. Instead of doing this, they are playing bad politics with Fulani.

“Since when the Ruga started, I’m yet to see any, except the efforts being made by the Zamfara State governor. No other governor is doing anything about it; it is still politics.

“Look at the support given to rice farmers through anchor borrowers programme; it is running into several billions of naira, and yet there is nothing for the Fulani business.

“Some people are saying cattle rearing is a private business, but about 99 percent of the cows we are eating in this country are from Fulani.

“States are making revenues from cows. For example, in Lagos, over 6,000 cows are killed daily and the state government is making so much money from that and that is the way it is in other states of the country.

“These governors are not serious, that is why they are talking about anti-grazing laws; they are not serious in maintaining peace in their state; they are not serious in carrying everybody along.

“They want to politicise the Fulani issue. See how they are criminalising the Fulani man; these people they arrested for criminal activities are not Fulani, some of them have learnt Fulani languages and people say they are Fulani.


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