South East Council of Traditional Rulers, an umbrella body for Igbo traditional rulers have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the grievances of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), with a bid to finding lasting solution.
This is as the President told those contemplating the break up of the country to have a rethink.
The monarchs assured the President that they would continue to engage and preach to IPOB and other agitators on the need to embrace dialogue.
According to the South […]
Appeals have gone out to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Igbos to accept the outcome of today’s court ruling on the bail application of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to avoid unnecessary killing of unarmed civilians by security agents.
The appeal was made by IPOB leadership which said it was not expecting anything good from the court because the president had ordered the judiciary not to release its leader, during his media broadcast on December 30, 2015.
Barely 24 hours after global rights watch, Amnesty International indicted Nigerian security forces in the killing no fewer than 150 pro-Biafra protesters in South-East Nigeria, the Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have disclosed they lost more than 2,000 members to the security agents.
They blasted the Nigerian Army for denying that they did not kill unarmed members of the pro-Biafran groups between 2015 and this year.
While commending Amnesty International […]
It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has welcomed the recent report published by Amnesty International, AI, detailing the alleged killing of 150 pro-Biafra activists by Nigerian soldiers, but pointed out that the figure was not a true reflection of number of its members killed from August 2015 till date, which is the period the report covered.
It declared that, within the period, over 2000 of its members have been killed, with another 750 still missing.
A statement issued […]
It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by President Barack Obama of United States to deploy 500 units of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) popularly called “Drones” with a view to using them to bomb and massacre Biafrans under the guise of stopping pipeline vandalism.
The group alleged that the deployment and bombings was supposed to have started about six months ago, but was put on hold because of the possible […]
According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.
All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allegedly using the Department of State Services, DSS, to intimidate and harass Justice Binta Nyako, handing the ongoing case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Following the withdrawal of Justice John Tsoho from Kanu’s trial, the matter was re-assigned to Nyako.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the separatist group claimed that Buhari was using the DSS to pressurize Nyako to fake illness and not attend […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, pooh-poohed the alleged alliance between the Federal Government and the founder of Facebook, FB, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, aimed at blocking the Radio Biafra, London, RBL, from operations, saying that the clampdown must have been influenced by monetary inducement from the Nigerian government.
IPOB said that it was unthinkable that Zuckerberg, an Israelite, would work with President Muhammadu Buhari who had never pretended about his hatred of his country to jeopardise the […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that any Nigerian who has another country to relocate to should do so.
Buhari made the statement at a meeting with Niger Delta leaders in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
“We are determined to make life comfortable and affordable to all Nigerians. If anybody has a country to go to, let him go, we will stay here and salvage our country,” the President said.
However, reacting […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday rejected Justice Binta Nyako as the new judge in the case involving its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
This was contained in statement signed by IPOB’s Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
The group said, “The appointment of Justice Binta Nyako as the trial judge for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case was masterminded by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The appointment came after the harassment and the intimidation of the judges who were working tirelessly to address […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the people who actually committed treason against Nigeria and should be languishing in prison are now the people pretending to love the country.
IPOB in its public enlightenment series number three, signed by its spokespersons Mr Emma Nmezu, a lawyer, and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has no moral justification to talk about, or accuse anybody in the country of committing treason having committed it […]