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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Mbaka reportedly missing – Ohanaeze raises alarm, warns FG

 


May 5, 2021 | The Biafra Times


The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, on Wednesday raised the alarm over the whereabouts of the fiery Enugu priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

The cleric of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has been in the news after he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.

This was followed by a revelation by the presidency that he was attacking Buhari because he was refused a contract.

Ohanaeze Youth Council has now claimed that the priest was missing.

In a statement issued by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, he said Mbaka was last seen on Tuesday, adding that every effort to trace him had failed.

“We have it on good authority that his aides have neither seen nor heard from him since Tuesday.

“Calls put to his mobile line have also remained unanswered; this has now prompted us to issue this alarm as we would not take it lightly should anything untoward happen to him.

“We are giving the Federal Government 48 hours to produce the priest, else they should be ready to face Igbo youths. They were dining and wining with him all along and now that he told the truth, they are no longer comfortable with him.

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“Let nothing happen to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. It will not be in anybody’s interest,” the group warned.

Meanwhile, DAILY POST reached out to close aides of the Catholic Cleric but they declined comment, noting that the picture was not clear yet.

“Today is the Wednesday programme, ‘E no dey again’, if he don’t officiate, it will then be clear that something is wrong,” one of them said.

But a source who refused to be named disclosed that he was last seen yesterday, Tuesday, when he departed to honour an invitation by his Bishop.

DAILY POST also learnt that following the apprehension, all the youths of the ministry have been summoned to the Adoration ground.

The message inviting the youths to the Adoration ground, obtained by DAILY POST read, “Important!

“Good morning friends and well-wishers. Please if you know you stand for justice and you do not want the lone voice that speaks for the poor in this country to be silenced, gather at Adoration ground let’s go for a protest at the Bishops court.

“Fr. Mbaka is nowhere to be found. He went yesterday to answer the Bishop’s call and up till now, he’s not taking his calls. Let’s gather! SSG.”


Friday, 30 April 2021

Leave our people out of herdsmen killing in Ebonyi – Benue Govt tells Umahi

 


April 30, 2021 | The Biafra Times


The Benue State Government has asked its Ebonyi State counterpart to hold the Fulani herdsmen responsible for attacks in the state particularly the recent killings in Umwuagodo-Akpu community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

DAILY POST reports that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State had accused the Agila Community in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State of launching attacks on Ebonyi community which led to the killing of unspecified number of residents recently.

Reacting, the Deputy Government of Benue State and Chairman Benue Boundary Committee, Engr Benson Abounu in a statement on Friday urged Umahi to leave Benue out of attacks in the Ebonyi Communities.

Engr Abounu, who expressed disappointment over Governor Umahi’s allegation, urged him to conduct a proper investigation on the incident and retract his claim.

According to him, residents of the attacked community had identified the assailants as Fulani herdsmen yet Umahi insisted that the people of Agila were involved in the attack.

The statement reads: “While we sympathize with the victims and families of those affected in the gruesome attack, it is important to state that there is no evidence linking the Agila people of Benue State with the offence.

“We are surprised at the attempt by the Ebonyi State Governor to change the narrative and find scapegoats for an action everyone, including the survivors themselves said was carried out by Fulani herdsmen.

“When the attack first occurred, even without any form of verification, and against the avalanche of evidence that it was carried out by Fulani herdsmen, Governor Umahi had hurriedly accused Agila people of responsibility.

“Today, two weeks after, in order to validate his earlier assertion, Governor Umahi is laying blame on the Agila people even as he has accepted that the attack was actually carried out by Fulani herdsmen. He now says that the herdsmen were hired by Benue people. Even a gullible public will find this difficult to swallow.

“It will be recalled that victims of the aitack had categorically identified herdsmen as the attackers. In spite of this, the Governor still went ahead to accuse the Agila people who convincingly absolved themselves of the atrocity.

“Given the foregoing, we are now compelled to ask of Governor Umahi the following questions:

“How did he come about the statement that the Agila people hired the Fulani herdsmen killers?

“Where is the evidence supporting the claim that Agila hired the herdsmen attackers?

“Did any Fulani herdsman tell Governor Umahi that the Agila people hired his kinsmen?

“Has Governor Umahi bothered to interact with the Agila side to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the claim?

“Let me state here that when news of the attack broke and the Governor cast aspersion on the Benue side, I, as Benue Deputy Governor and Boundary Committee Chairman, engaged my Ebonyi counterpart and we both investigated the unfortunate incident. Our findings did not support the claim that Agila people either directly attacked or masterminded the attack on Umuogodo-Akpu of Ebonyi State.

“I believe that it is now pertinent to request the Governor of Ebonyi State to make available all evidence, if any, of Agila’s involvement in the said attack. Otherwise we in Benue will have no choice but to conclude that the Governor’s unfounded claim amounts to inciting his people against Agila people and by extension Benue State. Moreso as the Governor in his press briefing after the State Security meeting, presented a cheque of N40m to Umuogodo-Akpu people to settle the victims AND to enable them form a “Vigilante”!!

“This, in our view, is dangerous coming from the Governor of a State. We will therefore demand that Governor Umahi takes a second look at the whole saga in order to properly address the unfortunate event”.

DSS CLAIMS THAT WE ARE IMPORTING EXPLOSIVES INTO IMO STATE, FAKE, LAUGHABLE - IPOB


PRESS RELEASE 

April 30, 2021|The Biafra Times


The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the frivolous and concocted press statement by the Nigerian Department of State Services, DSS, that IPOB is moving explosive devices from Lagos to Imo State. The is is another propaganda by the agency to blackmail IPOB.

There is no iota of truth in the said report. It's fake and laughable. IPOB has no intention to acquire explosives. We are not terrorists and do not need explosives. 

Right from inception, IPOB has remained a peaceful movement. We know the antics of DSS and other Nigeria security agencies. They only want to demonise IPOB and other Biafran agitators to stain our global reputation.

It's only laughable that DSS cannot find where bandits, Boko Haram and other Fulani terror groups are in Nigeria but it easily concoct intelligence about IPOB and freedom fighters.

This false alarm which is a smoke screen anyway, is akin to their concocted intelligence.about two weeks ago when they claimed IPOB had plans to invade banks to steal money for arms importation. But our intelligence unit uncovered their plot and we raised the alarm. Many didn't believe us but later, criminals and cultists arranged by DSS robbed banks in Anambra and pointed accusing fingers at IPOB.

What intelligence agency is DSS  that cannot give accurate intelligence reports on the activities of terrorists but rather has penchant in dishing out false intelligence on peaceful agitators! What a hypocrisy!

In similar vein, we want to alert Biafrans and the world at large that Gov. Nyesom Wike has resumed his killing spree against Biafrans. Right now in Igweocha, as at April 29, 2021, innocent people are being indiscriminately arrested in their numbers around Pure Water by Elohani area by security operatives. No fewer than 30 innocent Biafrans have so far been arrested and taken to unkown destination. Nigeria Government should ensure nothing untoward happens to these Biafrans. They must answer for their whereabouts!


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB

How Fulani Conquered Our Hausa Land In 1808 - Activist




April 30, 2021 | The Biafra Times


A renowned Kaduna-based activist from Hausa extraction (name withheld) has given a complete history of how the Fulani people conquered his Hausa tribe so many years back: "The conquest began so many years back, even before our grandparents were born. We all know the story of Usman Dan Fodio. Even if you don't know the story of him, you must have heard of this name. 

"He was the first Fulani person to step his legs into what we now refer to as Nigeria. All the way from Fouta D'Jallon, very close to the boundary between Mali and Guinea, Usman Dan Fodio assembled a Fulani army to lead in jihad (Islamic holy conquest) against the Hausa kingdoms of northern Nigeria. The forces of Usman Dan Fodio slowly took over more and more of the Hausa kingdoms, captured Gobir in 1808 and executed Yunfa. 

"The war resulted in the creation of the Sokoto caliphate, headed by Usman Dan Fodio himself, which became one of the largest states in Africa in the 19th century. His success inspired similar jihads in Western Africa. The Hausa had established well organised city states before the advent of the Fulani. These states included Katsina, Daura, Kano Zazzau (Zaria), Biram, Gobir and Borno. Some of these were conquered and re-established by the Fulani. A few other kingdoms such as Katagum, Hadejia and Gombe were founded. 

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"The coming of the Fulani into Hausaland resulted in significant changes in the area. They brought the full force of Islam which became a great factor of social life and culture. In education, dress, taste and outlook, the Hausa and their Fulani conquerors became part of the Islamic culture world. This influence remains till today. Today Hausas are only used as foot soldiers by their new master's the fulanies. This is what Fulanis want to replicate in other parts of Nigeria. Fulanis, very vicious, crafty, cunning, cruel, brutal, unforgiving and power mongers. 

"The point to be noted about the Fulani conquest of all the Hausa kingdoms is that, it would have been absolutely impossible had many Hausas in the Hausa kingdoms did not join hand with the Usman Dan Fodio to fight against their kings and leaders whom they accused of being corrupt, which led to total collapse of all Hausa kingdoms. Usman Dan Fodio replaced all Hausa Kings (Zakis) with Fulani Sultan and Emirs and rule over them. 

"Before the Fulani invasion, Hausas were the great merchants of the great Trans Sahara trade, but today, they have become beggars (almajiris), slaves, useless, less than second class citizens in their own ancestral land, and their Fulani rulers continue to use Islamic religion to make them believe that it is the will of God for them to be poor and beggars"


The Biafra Times

Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Insecurity: IPOB leader declares curfew, restricts night travels in Abia, Anambra




By Princewill Akubumma | Biafra Writers


April 25, 2021.


Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, declared a curfew in the two States; Abia, and Anambra, of the Eastern region of Nigeria.

This was in a bid to curb the "illegal and incessant abduction" of young men and women in those areas by the Nigerian security agencies. Kanu, therefore, placed a ban on the movement of vehicles at night. "It is during night times the abductions usually takes place," he noted. 

The IPOB leader, in a Radio Biafra live broadcast, said "the  abduction and disappearance of young men in the Eastern part of Nigeria has been on the rise in recent times with the most occurrence in Anambra State". 

During the broadcast, Kanu stated that "defensive mechanism must be put in place, by all the young men in Eastern Nigeria, in order to prevent and discourage the clamp down by the security forces," whom he said were on a mission to drastically reduce the number of able bodied men and women from the region.

He advised that young men should not sleep at night but always keep vigil to preventing the illegal arrests going on in the region. 

His statement reads in part:

"The police, and army are going about kidnapping and killing people but no one is talking about it. This is why I despise the brain of a black man, always gravitating towards evil," he said.

"The ongoing secret abduction and execution of Biafrans in Anambra State must stop as Obiano announced his rubbish yesterday. We must take the war to these people; they are evil beyond compare, and we must win them - they can never win because they are fighting against their own people.

"DSS (Department of State Security), and soldiers are now renting accommodation in Biafraland; especially,  around Nnewi. They are using youth corpers as informants. (Governor) Obiano is at the helm of affairs of these evil plans. They move about in day time, and start their abduction at night".

"Our men must be at alert. From tonight, no more sleeping. All the young men in Biafra land; you must organize  yourselves every night to defend your towns and villages. I don't want to hear that there is movement of any vehicle in Anambra and Abia States, starting from tonight; from 12 midnight to 5am in the morning, every day, until further notice. Any vehicle found on the road around these times must be completely destroyed together with its occupants."


The Biafra Times

Published by: Offor Princewill A.

Friday, 23 April 2021

ABDUCTION/SUSTAINED ARREST OF INNOCENT MEMBERS OF IPOB/ IGBO YOUTHS, AGED AND TODDLERS BY COMBINED TEAM OF NIGERIAN SECURITY AGENTS


By Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq | The Biafra Times 

April 23, 2021

The ongoing clampdown on innocent and unarmed members of IPOB /Igbo youths, the aged and toddlers by Combined team of Nigerian Security Agents, has continued  unabated, and is herein roundly condemned.

Recently, I have been  inundated with distress calls from families whose loved ones  were abducted at  the wee hours of the night  and taken into captivity to unknown locations. This onslaught is effectively being carried out at the behest of the Governors of the  respective affected  states under the guise of searching for Members of ESN. Worst hit in this violent but heinous attack on people's Fundamental rights are- Abia, Imo and Anambra States. 

I therefore,  call on the security Agents to suspend these unlawful arrests and illegal detentions of innocent Citizens who are not seen in possession of any form of arms or involved in the commission of any crime.

Only yesterday, the Fulani traders in Enugu State, took to the street, brazenly armed with Ak-47, a prohibited firearm,and started attacking both security personnel and civilians in a broad day light, without  any form of restrain.

It was reported that three policemen lost their lives in this unprovoked attack on both Security personnel and civilians, while goods belonging to Our igbo brothers and Sisters worth over #10Billion naira, were reduced to ashes.

The pertinent question here begging for answer, is- who is providing these dissidents with prohibited fire arms all carefully deposited in their various places of business, waiting for an attack on igbos in their own Soil and homelands?

As big as Nigeria exists in the imagination of some uninformed, they should have all Hi-tec gadgets for precise identification and arrest  of their targets without any form of harm on innocent people. 

Hence, if any lawful arrest will take place, it ought to start from the Headquarters of Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen/Bandits who are ravaging the entire North at present. 

Interestingly, these Bandits have confessed in different foras that the same Government sponsoring the arrest and detention of innocent igbo youths, are the very Institution supplying them arms, which heavy accusation hasn't been denied by the Presidency, or rather, the Federal Government till date.

How many has been arrested in the Northern States, where Banditry business is on the prime and thrives lucratively? Bandits and deadly Fulani herdsmen, all heavily armed with deadly/sophisticated firearms operate in the open and unrestricted. They are treated with largesse by the same Government arming them, while soliciting  for the release of their victims.

It would have even made a modicum of sense if these people being arrested in the south east were involved in the commission of any crime. On the contrary, innocent people including the aged, youths, pregnant and nursing women, are arrested on a daily basis, and taken into captivity by these security agents.

Today, we have over hundreds of our aged Fathers, Mothers, brothers and Sisters presently detained in the most dreaded detention facilities of the Nigeria  Police in Abuja, and have been in custody for over two months. The height of the inhumane treatment being meted to these innocent detainees is that they are denied access to even we, their lawyers, and family members. Majority who were  inflicted with gun shots injuries are abandoned in the cell without access to medical treatment.This is indeed  gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.

The Federal Government is leveraging on the ongoing strike embarked upon by JUSUN to ensure that these innocent people are held in perpetuity, since the applications filed for the enforcement of their fundamental rights cannot be heard, now courts are on total lockdown. 

We have consequently notified Foreign Governments, and institutions, including Amnesty international on this gross violation of Citizens' rights presently being perpetuated by Nigerian Security Agents at the behest of the Fulani-led Federal Government.

This ongoing onslaught will rather promote further civil unrest than granting the desired peace.

 Let there be a stop to this abduction/kidnapping of innocent citizens.

Also, we call for immediate release of all those innocent persons still being held in captivity.

LET WISE COUNSEL PREVAIL.

SIGNED

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq.

IPOB/ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU's General/Lead Counsel


The Biafra Times

Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

Contact us: [email protected]

Follow us on twitter: @thebiafratimes

Thursday, 22 April 2021

FIRST DESTROY BANDITS RAMPAGING THE NORTH BEFORE CRUSHING "THE ANIMALS DISTURBING SOUTH EAST", IPOB REPLIES PRESIDENCY



April 22nd, 2021


The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great and indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn over the ranting, derogatory, irresponsible and highly provocative remarks by the Presidency through Garba Shehu that the renewed agitation for self determination in the South East was because the federal government had refused to share money to those behind the agitation. Shehu went further in his vituperations and threatened military action to crush those he referred to as "the animals disturbing the peace of South East".


We therefore, challenge Shehu to mention those the federal government has been paying in the South East to drop the agitation for self determination. If he fails to disclose the identifies of the beneficiaries and evidence of such payments, we will take it to be one of the shameless lies which have become the trademark of the Muhamnadu Buhari-led Fulani-controlled federal government.


Without speaking for other proponents of self determination, we know that the federal government of Nigeria has been making frantic but fruitless efforts to induce the leadership of IPOB with money to possibly drop the quest for Biafran restoration. 


Federal Government has severally but without success, attempted to buy over our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, making him some irresistible offers. But if there were any Efulefus parading self as Igbo leader that acepted their offer, we can assure them that such Efulefus cannot peneterate IPOB. IPOB is not, has never been, and will never be interested in the crumbs from federal government of Nigeria.


We also wish to remind the Fulani Presidency that only a certified and unconscionable moron will ever equate money to the motive behind the growing agitation for self determination across Nigeria. If money is what we want, we know what to do to get more money. How many times in the past did our leader reject your financial inducements? If you know those people that asked the late Buhari, Jubril Al Sudani or Yusuf Abubakar Mohammad for money, we are begging you to please publish their names. As a people, Biafrans are enterprising and we don't think we are behind any region in terms of affluence and economic security despite the oppressive policies of this 97 percent versus 5 percent Government targeted against our hardworking illustrious sons and daughters and the monopolistic tendencies of the Fulani Janjaweed.


Our aim for Biafra agitation is freedom! We are tired of sharing a geographical space with terrorists. We are tired of being ruled by government officials who dine and wine with terrorists but brutalise and kill law abiding freedom fighters. We are tired of being ruled by a government that pays ransom to bandits, frees terrorists but jails unarmed protesters. We are tired of oppressive government that promotes nepotism and injustice.


Nothing can change our resolve to free Biafra from the Nigeria bondage. No amount of propaganda by Government can make us change our mind. In case Shehu and his Presidency don't know, BIAFRA is more imminent than they think. The night is far spent, and the new dawn is almost here with the Rising Sun of our great nation at the threshold!


 The threat by the Presidency to order military operation to crush the animals disturbing the peace in South East, has simply confirmed our alarm all the while that the federal government is the one sponsoring the escalating insecurity in the zone to provide an excuse for another military operation to kill more innocent Biafrans. It's only unfortunate that the political elite for their selfish interests have failed to realise this.


But we ask the Presidency to first crush the bandits and terrorists overrunning the entire North and middle Belt before embarking on any military operation in the South East, otherwise they may have to prepare very well.


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB

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