Latest news from Biafra today on IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, ESN, 7 June 2022
Biafra News Today on Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Today, Tuesday, June 7
2022 can be accessed below.
Below is the latest news from Biafra today and news from Nnamdi Kanu today…
Former Biafra general Alexander Madeibo is dead
Alexander Madeibo, the former Biafra army chief of staff, has died aged 90.
His passing was announced on Friday by a family member who expressed sadness at his loss.
The statement read: “We are sad to announce the death of General Alexander Madiebo, Chief of Staff of the Biafran Army and the last of the 3 titans. He was 90 years old.
“For condolences, please contact Chuka Madiebo (281) 258-6731, Uchenna Madiebo 2348033434338, Nwora Madiebo 2348033012184, Obi Nweke (281) 701-6486.”
General Alexander Madiebo (Retired) was a Biafran Army Commander and fought in the Nigeria-Biafra Civil War.
He received his military training at the Special Regular Officer Training School in Teshie, Gold Coast, now Ghana.
A former chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, said on Wednesday that the frustrations of those who hijacked the party from him forced the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to join Radio Biafra .
Okorie, who joined APGA under the leadership of leader Edozie Njoku in Enugu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), revealed that under him as APGA national chairman Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Mefor , Egemba, among others, were the party leaders in the diaspora.
He said when he left the party to found the United Progressive Party (UPP) in 2012, Kanu and others left politics to join Radio Biafra.
Okorie said he did not abandon the APGA but was expelled after several attempts at reconciliation by the two sides were rejected by one side.
Biafra Day: Residents of Enugu, Anambra and Imo comply with sit-at-home order
The streets and roads of the metropolis of Enugu were, yesterday, completely deserted as economic and social activities were wiped out to mark the day of heroes and heroines of Biafra in the South East. The ratio is the same in Imo, Anambra and Ebonyi states.
The celebration is marked by pro-groups on May 30 each year, to pray for those who died during the Biafra-Nigeria civil war of the 1960s.
This year, it coincided with the Monday sit-at-home, which the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) declared in the fourth quarter of 2021, to pressure the Nigerian government to release its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. .
Our correspondent, who has been following the situation in Enugu, particularly around T-Junction Flyover, Timber shed Market, National Open University, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, Roman Store Road, Nowas-Trans Ekulu Road, Abakpa Flyover and T-Junction Road , among others reported that these roads were completely deserted.
Kanunta, a brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed why Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State failed to win the People’s Democratic Party, PDP presidential ticket.
According to him, the IPOB and those killed in the Obigbo massacre are responsible for Wike’s defeat in the PDP primaries.
In a tweet, Kanunta dismissed allegations that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto betrayed Wike.
According to Kanunta: “Neither the North nor Tambuwal betrayed #Wike. Nor was it a disunity of the South.
“It was KARMA that nailed it. #Obigbo’s Karma. #IPOB was also a factor.
“Hint: the late Buhari won despite his open support for Boko Haram.”
The indigenous people of Biafra have denied any involvement in the killing of a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra State.
The group said it strongly condemned this “abominable” act, saying “in Igboland it is an abomination to kill a pregnant woman. The perpetrators of this heinous crime are certainly not IPOB and never could have been”.
Adamawa state pregnant woman Harira Jubril along with her four children were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on Isulo community in Orumba North Local Government Area last Sunday.
The gunmen went to two other communities on the same day and killed around five other people.
The Orumba North LGA is among the communities on which the State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during a live broadcast on Wednesday.
Soludo called the killings “barbaric” and “unacceptable” and promised to fish out the perpetrators and deal with them according to the law.
But the IPOB, through its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, said in a statement on Friday: “We have always said that the terrorists were imported into Biafra to carry out the ongoing atrocities, the all for the purpose of discrediting our struggle, demonizing IPOB and outlawing it, then pressuring and bribing Britain to label us as a terrorist group in hopes of stopping our fight for freedom.
Powerful said those involved in the “barbarism” of the murder of the Hausa woman and her children should wait for the repercussions of the harm they committed against the innocent woman and her children.
He insisted that the criminal elements behind the murder were not IPOB and that they should be prepared to pay for their heinous crime.
He accused the military of harboring Fulani terrorists in their barracks and giving them identity cards to identify them, adding that the terrorists had been transferred to the southeastern territory.
The statement reads in part as follows: “IPOB has individually stated that these criminal elements are not part of us and that they should allow the Hausa to do their rightful business on our land, as the Hausa also suffer the same fate as the one we face in the hands of Fulani terrorists claiming they are herdsmen in Nigeria.
The indigenous people of Biafra said they had called off the May 26 sit-in home they had announced earlier. The group said the move followed the postponement of the court case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, which was due to be held on Thursday.
In a statement on Wednesday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful urged people
to maintain restraint and “keep your eyes on the ball”.
Puissant said the announcement became necessary in order to inform its members both at home and abroad that Kanu’s trial in Abuja on May 26 has been postponed until June 28.
He said the IPOB had been informed by the Registrar of the Federal High Court, through his legal adviser, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that the case had been adjourned because Judge Binta Nyako was indisposed.
The statement reads in part as follows: “The IPOB has been informed of the reason and cause for the sudden change of date and we have accepted it. We have just received the communication from the Registrar of the Federal High Court, by through our legal advisor, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informing us that the tribunal will no longer sit tomorrow, May 26, 2022, on the case of our leader.
“Therefore, there will be no sit-at-home with regard to the case tomorrow, but the sit-at-home will be held on June 28, 2022.
Biafra: Troops clear IPOB/ESN enclave, capture arms and ammunition caches in Imo
Troops from the Nigerian Army (NA) 34th Brigade captured a cache of arms and ammunition belonging to elements of the splinter group,
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), after a shooting on the Amaifeke-Akkatta road in Orlu Local Government Area in Imo State.
The firearms and ammunition were recovered during the operations of the troops to clear the hiding places of the separatists in the general area of the Amaifeke – Akkatta road.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, who confirmed this to Owerri reporters, said that “Command Tactical Teams on 5/18/2022 at approximately 6:00 a.m. hastily mobilized when they received credible information that the indigenous doctor who prepares the charms for the bullet and knife fortifications for the group returned after fleeing the community.
Recounting how the police raided the camps, police said: “With the positive revelations made during the interrogation of previously arrested suspects in relation to the murder, the team was able to locate the criminal hideout in Ubah Agwa in the Oguta LGA of Imo State. and immediately cordoned off the area and tactically entered the den.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Superintendent General of Profound Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi of a planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.
The group advised him not to continue the crusade given the security situation in the Southeast.
In a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, the IPOB explained that criminals, operating as gunmen, could infiltrate the crusade, with the government turning to blame the group.
The statement reads in part: “We wish to advise Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper Life Ministry to take note of the security situation in the Southeast as he comes to Aba for his evangelistic crusade.
The embattled leader of the Outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has sent a powerful message to the “unknown gunmen” terrorizing the South East region.
Kanu ordered the terror group to “stop now”, or “face Biafran judgment in the future”.
Kanu’s message to the unknown gunmen was delivered by a prominent Biafra agitator, Benjamin Madubugwu, after the IPOB leader’s trial on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Seemingly unhappy with the events in the southeast, Madubugwu openly told the press: “Our leader gave me a message to convey to our people. Those of you who kill people in the name of IPOB, those of you who burn property on our land in the name of IPOB, our leader said you should stop now, or in the future , you will face the judgment of Biafra.
The leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that he had been a fan of Liverpool football club since childhood.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Kanu revealed this when his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, complained that the Department of State Services had not given him and other lawyers enough time to meet the head of the IPOB each time they visited him in detention.
After addressing her concern, Nyako jokingly mentioned that she is a Liverpool fan and asked Ozekhome which club was her favourite. Ozekhome replied that he is also a Liverpool fan.