Latest IPOB – Biafra News today – Oct 10, 2017

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Biafra: Convoke a constituent assembly now – Igbo Leaders tell Buhari
The Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, on Monday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over his stand that corruption was Nigeria’s greatest enemy.

DAILY POST reports that they rose rose from their meeting demanding the convocation of a constituent assembly to resolve Nigeria’s problems.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Buhari made the assertion in his October 1 nationwide broadcast, where he said: “we must fight corruption which is Nigeria’s number one enemy. Our administration is tackling these tasks in earnest.”

But the ILT said the greatest enemy of the Nigeria was the unresolved national question, which bordered on structural imbalance and lack of true federalism.
Chairman of the group, Prof. Ben Nwabueze took the stand while addressing journalists after the group’s meeting in Enugu.

Also at the meeting also included Major Goddy Onyefuru, Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor, Prof. Chiweyite Ejike, Chief Enechie Onyia, Prof Uzodinma Nwala, Evang. Eliot Ugochukwu-Uko, among others.

Nwabueze described Buhari’s stand as “a hackneyed rhetoric, which simply re-echoes his Address at his Inauguration as President on 29 May, 2015.”

“Not only is corruption not a threat to our continued corporate existence as a country, it is also not our foremost problem. I venture to say that our No One problem is the National Question.

“The National Question is concerned with how, while preserving something of their separate identities, the immense number of diverse ethnic groups comprised in the territorial area of the state created with the name Nigeria and forcibly imposed by British colonialism can be coalesced and united into one nation and how the state so created can order the relations among the constituent groups to facilitate such coalescing.

That is the essence and the core meaning of the term, the National Question.
“The National Question, in its true essence, as defined above, encapsulates four questions which combine together to make it the intractable problem that it is. First, what is an ethnic group in the“Nigerian (or African) context, how many ethnic groups are comprised in the Nigerian state, and what is their status or standing in relation to the state? Second, what is a nation in the context of the existence of an immense number of diverse ethnic nationalities to be
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); coalesced or united into one nation? Third, how are the divergent demands for the preservation of something of the separate identities of the component ethnic groups and their creation into one, united nation to be balanced together? Fourth, does the National Question tantamount to the issue about the absence or otherwise of civil order in Nigeria or, putting it differently, what is the connection between the two?”
Earlier in communique read after the meeting, read by Prof. Elochukwu AmucheAzi, the group condemned the Operation Python Dance in the South-East, which recently led to clashes between the Army the Biafra agitators.

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They, therefore demanded immediate withdrawal of the troops as well as those involved in Operation Crocodile Smile in the South-South.

The ILT affirmed that “the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is not a terrorist organization”, adding that the group’s agitation was being fuelled by frustration over the state of affairs in the country.
While also rejecting the proscribing of the IPOB, the ILT said the group was operating under the extant national and international laws.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Igbo leaders therefore, called for the convocation of a constituent assembly, to fashion out a constitution that would be tailored to the 1963 Constitution of Nigeria, where gave limited powers to the Federal Government.

Biafra: How Nnamdi Kanu took advantage of Buhari’s medical absence – Aisha
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, on Monday said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu took advantage of the president’s absence to carry out his activities.

Mrs Buhari while speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja said the absence of the president created a setback, that the IPOB leader leveraged on.

“As a result of the president spending several months outside Nigeria, a 40-year-old man who was still living in his father’s house created a state out of a state and that is a major set back for the country and the health sector did not benefit,” she said.

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Earlier, Mrs Buhari had called for the probe of the management of Aso Rock clinic.
She recall how she recently fell ill and was advised to travel to London for treatment, but she refused.

Biafra: MASSOB reacts to raid on Nnamdi Kanu’s home by soldiers

The Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has faulted fresh military invasion of the home of Eze Israel Kanu, father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

In a statement issued in Awka, Anambra State, on Monday by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Samuel Edeson, the group tagged the attack ‘primitive and cowardly’.

Edeson described the act as, “Signs of jittery, cowardice and Buhari’s government frustration on the eloquent consciousness and realities of Biafra freedom which is being appreciated and acknowledged by international communities”
He said, “The international community should prevail on the Nigeria Army to stop raiding our home again. We have been telling the Army to produce my bother whose whereabouts has remained unknown since after the September 14 military invasion of our compound.”

“Applications of brutal Federal forces against the nonviolence Biafra agitators can never subdue or defeat the indestructible revolution of Biafra.

“MASSOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not cowed or intimidated by this sheer acts of overzealousness and ethnic hatred of the people of Biafra by Hausa Fulani dominated Nigeria security apparatuses.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Even in these persecutions, arrests, extrajudicial killings, subjections and detentions of nonviolence, pro-Biafra agitators, we shall continue to maintain our non-violence principles.

“MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups are the political masquerades of Ndigbo. We shall continue to be the pride of Ndigbo, upholding the vision of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.”

On the Anambra November 18 poll, MASSOB said pro-Biafra groups were yet to decide on whether they will boycott the exercise or declare a sit-at-home order on the election day.

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“We shall consult and deliberate widely on the positive and negative implications of such exercise in Anambra state.

“MASSOB must be tactical and sensitive in considering the wills and civil rights of the citizens.”

Kanu’s family had on Sunday alleged that soldiers invaded their compound again.
Kanu’ younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, alleged that the soldiers invaded their home and carted away some items.

Biafra: Why IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu are not terrorists – Utomi

Renowned political economist and former Presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, has dismissed declaration by the Nigerian Government that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu are terrorists.

Speaking at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos, Utomi said though the pro-Biafra group may have constituted nuisance, but they are not a terrorist organisation.
The former Presidential candidate noted that the group reserved the right to express themselves.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to Utomi, “People have the right to say they’ve been unjustly treated. To take away that right from them is to say you want to enslave them. When you talk about modern slavery, it’s the most grievous violation of human rights in the 21st century.

“I’ve not seen what terror they (IPOB) have committed. They are not, I repeat, quote me anywhere, any day, they are not a terrorist organisation.

“That’s just a political thing. It doesn’t make sense which way you look at it. It’s just a political thing. You can carve any name, you can be IPOB or ITOT, it’s just a name.

“Nigeria is going through a necessary and interesting phase of its evolution as a country. I am not one of those unduly worried about the things going on in the country. They are part of the thesis and anti-thesis that will produce synthesis that is a nation.’’

Recall that an Abuja Federal High Court had recently declared the activities of IPOB as “acts of terrorism”.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Against this backdrop, the Presidency had explained that the proscription of the group became inevitable because it needed to prevent members of the group from hurting themselves.

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