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We Are Waiting For Miyetti Allah With Open Arms - Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Spit Fire

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, MAZI NNAMDI KANU

June 21, 2019

I condemn in totality, both in letter and spirit the underhand agreement between South East Governors and Fulani terrorists that led to the idiotic call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), the fouth most deadly terror group in the world, for the establishment of Fulani terrorist vigilante groups in Igboland Biafra.

Without much ado, I wish to state as follows:

1. That it is extremely shocking and shameful that, at a time when Fulani cattle herders have turned to terrorists and ravaging the North, Middle Belt and Yorubaland, Southeast Governors allowed Miyetti Allah to get away with such criminal demand on our soil. It’s akin to telling someone in advance that you are coming to rob his house and he allowed you to just walk away, while pleading with you that you should reconsider. Instead of ordering their immediate arrest on the spot for daring to so brazenly reveal their criminal intention to invade Igboland, the spineless cowards that pass for SouthEast Governors appear to want to accommodate their demands. No doubt as payback for being rigged back into power by Abba Kyari led Fulani Cabal that run the government of Nigeria in the name of a dead Buhari.

2.. Miyetti Allah a mere cattle trading association, that later turned into a militant terrorist organisation is now openly threatening to conquer Igboland with the help of Igbo governors. It defies logic that Southeast Governors would care to give audience in the open in Igboland to an organisation that has been rated the fourth deadliest terrorist organisation in the world. Did the Southeast Governors stop to consider that Biafran traders in the far North, even though law abiding, can never be given the audience and reverence that these Southeast governors have so shamefully extended to Miyetti Allah.

3... Considering the weak and rambling response of Governor Dave Umahi to this criminal demand, we are certain these Southeast Governors have already granted this request; and in the unlikely event they have not, it’s highly probable that they will, albeit secretly. In such event, I hereby warn Miyetti Allah, Southeast Governors and their collaborators in the Southeast and elsewhere in Nigeria that IPOB will not tolerate the establishment of any Fulani militia, masquerading as vigilantes, in Southeast or anywhere else in Biafraland.

4.... We recall that it is the stated intention of IPOB to set up vigilante services, otherwise known as Biafran Security Services (BSS) that was used as the immediate excuse by the same Southeast Governors to proscribe IPOB, whereupon they proceeded to invite the Government of Nigeria to declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, all of which culminated in the Python Dance that claimed scores of innocent Biafran lives.

We are eagerly waiting for Miyetti Allah and their Fulani terror militia in Biafraland, an adventure they will regret for as long as they live. Their ancestors tried the same nonsense 300 years ago and returned to Zaria in humiliation, so will this Fulani army of darkness fail in 2019. Fulani caliphate must know that IPOB will not allow any of piece of Biafran territory to become another Illorin. We are waiting for Miyetti Allah with open arms.

Signed:
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra

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Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB

Biafrans Across West Coast Of The USA Strongly Behind Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Support Biafra Restoration

IPOB PRESS RELEASE

As our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his team continue the tour of USA and Canada with emphasis on diplomatic overtures and rallying the Biafran base to restore  Biafra within the shortest possible time, we the worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra commend the family California for the rousing welcome and support given to our indomitable leader during the town-hall meeting held on the 15th of June in Los Angeles.

Biafrans across the USA and Canada have been re-energised with the message of hope and restoration which has not only captivated Biafran audiences who are fortunate enough to attend these events, but has permeated the subconscious of every black African who has come into contact with this message of redemption as evidenced by the high number of goodwill messages received by our leader from non Biafrans.

Biafrans across the west coast of the USA have publicly pledged their moral and material support for Biafra restoration as piloted by IPOB and we promise to do all we can to restore Biafra at the earliest possible opportunity by the grace of Almighty God.

Many more IPOB family meetings, influential individuals and diaspora organisations are queuing up to host our leader in various cities across the United States. The next stop for our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be the city of Houston Texas on the 21st of June 2019, where we expect Biafrans and non-Biafrans alike to gather to welcome and listen to him preach the gospel of the restoration of Biafra at a town-hall meeting.

After Houston Texas, our leader will visit Chicago to meet Biafrans in the State of Illinois. From there he will proceed to New York where he will round up the tour.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

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Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB

IPOB Raise Alarm Over Barbaric Torture Of Her Family Members Including A Child Unlawfully Arrested In Akwa Ibom

IPOB PRESS RELEASE

We the global family of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) condemn in it's entirety the continued and barbaric torture of IPOB family members arrested in Akwa Ibom State yesterday 12th of June, 2019. A combined forces of Police, Army and DSS descended on a peaceful gathering and abducted over 122 innocent and unarmed citizens  including a three year old child that committed no crime. Security agencies through this wholly barbaric and undemocratic act have unwittingly highlighted the fact that Akwa Ibom State is part and parcel of the agitation for Biafra independence. Abducting and illegally detaining people is the greatest recruitment weapon for IPOB. So better know their arrest and brutality will never deter us.

Those that sought to pigeon- hole IPOB agitation as an Igbo affair will now understand very clearly that other ethnic nationalities within enclave of Biafra are yearning for freedom too.

We must warn that Ibiobio Biafrans are under server torture at the hands of northern Fulani soldiers and Police garrisoned in Akwa Ibom and every other part of Biafraland to intimidate and humiliate our people.

The abduction of 140 IPOB members in Enugu State last month and this recent 122 in Akwa Ibom State on 12th of June 2019 is an indication that Nigerian  government headed by Fulani Jihadists, aided and abated by sections of the Yoruba political class are in total dilemma over the tenacity and determination we continue to demonstrate in the face of a brutal crackdown.

We understand the Nigerian government is doing this because of the total compliance seen in Akwa Ibom during the sit at home order issued by IPOB high command to remember and honour our fallen heroes and heroines who sacrificed their early precious lives during the serial killings and genocidal war organised and conducted against the people of Biafra from 1966 to 1970.

Our people were abducted in the state of Akwa Ibom because of the unity flowing in our vain among the people in the whole of Biafraland. It is clearly in the public domain that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is moving across the globe like a wide fire unifying and bringing Biafrans all over the world together for the total liberation of our homeland. Therefore, this has recently put Fulani government and cabals in Aso Rock into more panic and confusion.

We are aware that our people were arrested to stop them from strategizing to drive home the demand for Biafra referendum in Akwa Ibom which is targeted to become a reality by the last quarter or end of this year.

We are not cowed by the fact that Fulani military in Biafraland summoned the courage to intimidate and humiliate our fathers, mothers, sisters and youths who came out in support of Biafra freedom. It is on record that Fulani military, Police and DSS cannot intimidate or harass, Alamijri, Fulani Herdsmen or Boko Haram terrorists in the whole of the north.

We are reliably informed that Nigeria Government, Hausa Fulani security operatives in Akwa Ibom State especially police commissioner and his killer squad selected over 70 people from among those abducted illegally yesterday in Akwa Ibom State and transferred them to a secret and unknown place for possible execution with the support of APC government in Abuja and members in the State.

It was also gathered that they have perfected plans to start house to house search against anybody suspected to be sympathizer or IPOB member in Akwa Ibom State. Those selected from the arrested members are undergoing serious and severe torture, at the time of the issuing of this statement.

It is pathetic that Nigeria security forces who cannot afford to stop or curtail Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists who are rampaging and killing people in every part of the country are only strong in abducting IPOB members who come out to demand for referendum. It is the responsibility of the governor of Akwa Ibom State Dr. Emmanuel Udom, members of the state House of Assembly and other stakeholders in the State to do the needful by prevailing upon the Fulani police in Akwa Ibom to release those they abducted including a three year old child without further delay.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB

IPOB Give Special Thanks To Her Family In Canada Over Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's Warm Welcome

IPOB PRESS RELEASE

The worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulates IPOB family in Canada for the huge turnout and awesome reception given to our indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 8th and 9th of June 2019 in Toronto. Special thanks goes to those who dedicated their time and energy in making sure that this landmark visit by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a resoundingly successful one.

We equally thank our Biafran veterans and various Igbo groups in Canada for the respect, honour, and recognition given to our leader during the event. IPOB leadership also commend the enthusiasm, love and regard Biafrans across the board exhibited during the town hall meeting.

Biafrans living in the United States of America and Canada has proven through this visit and townhall meetings that our people are fully determined, united and committed to the pursuit of Biafra independence as undisputedly championed by IPOB.

The reputation of Nigeria has been left in tatters as the world has shown that terrorism tag against IPOB is meaningless foolish. Nigeria has been thoroughly disgraced by IPOB  culminating in the exclusion of Jubril Al-Sudani from the forthcoming US-Africa Summit. Regardless of the intimidation, arrest, killings, and massacre orchestrated and designed to humiliate Biafrans by the Fulani dictators running Nigeria government and her security agencies, we continue to march relentlessly to our preordained destination of Biafra freedom.

Our leader have so far successfully mobilised and united Biafrans living in North America under one common purpose. He will continue to hold town hall meetings and private consultations in the coming weeks. His next stop is the city of Los Angeles California and from there to Houston Texas then Chicago and finally New York where he will be rounding up this historic tour of North America.

We are urging Biafrans both home and in the diaspora to continue to provide strong support and security for our leader during these times.

IPOB High Command and Directorate of State (DOS) are working tirelessly hard and will leave no stone unturned in our agitation for the total liberation of Biafra and other oppressed peoples in Nigeria.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB

Biafra Restoration Gaining Strength As Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Rallies In US and Canada

IPOB PRESS RELEASE 

The international move to gather Biafrans together for the total and final liberation of  Biafran people from Nigeria by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is gathering momentum across the whole world especially during this present visit to United States of America (USA). This visit to America is bringing all Biafrans residing in America and other parts of the world together to pursue a common cause under one dominant ideology as propagated by IPOB.

Biafrans in different parts of America both Ijaw, Igala, Idoma, Ogoni, Igbo, Igbanke, Anang, Uhrobo, Efik and others are gathering together and speaking with one voice to proffer solutions and work towards a realistic strategy for Biafra freedom.

Our people in America last week hosted our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his wife Mrs. Uchechi Okwu Kanu and his entourage at the Martin Luther Jnr Center in Atlanta Georgia on May 30, 2019.

Many more Biafrans and diaspora organisations are also preparing to host him in the various town hall meetings across the United States from Chicago to Houston, New York City, Maryland, and Washington DC.

He will also visit Toronto, Canada this weekend for an important meeting with IPOB family and Biafrans in Canada.

We are urging those doubting Thomases both in America and Canada to come out and confront our leader regarding any issue or grudge they may have. It is a challenge we expect people to rise up to. IPOB is an open institution that welcome everybody, therefore our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be ready to answer any question that may come from Biafrans regardless of your ethnicity, orientation or affiliation.

Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his numerous broadcasts via radio Biafra London have made it abundantly clear to all that whenever our people in abroad come out, especially those in America for this divine and restoration project championed by IPOB that Biafra independence is at hand.

As this town hall meeting is ongoing across America so too is our underground diplomatic moves to restore Biafra. The effort to engage all major stakeholders, both local and international by our leader during this tour USA and Canada, is an indication that no stone is left unturned in this divine Biafra restoration project. We thank the Most High God Chukwu Okike Abiama who made his journey a successful one. The gesture and respect our people living in America accorded to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is awesome, we ask God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama to bless and protect them in their effort to make Biafra restoration a reality.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

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Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB

UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON: Biafrans Liberate Owerri: Heroes Fight Like Biafrans – Part 4


The Recapture Of Owerri By Biafran Forces

By the 14th of April, it had become obvious judging from the situation on the ground, that Umuahia was going to be lost. It was also clear that such an event would destroy completely the will of the Biafran people to continue the war. It was then that Colonel Ojukwu told me of the need to revive the Owerri operation on the off-chance that we might score a victory there to counter-balance the loss of Umuahia. The idea was to share the few resources available into two to try and clear what was left of Owerri before it was too late. The whole idea was a calculated risk worth taking if the Head of State who alone knew what ammunition the nation had, thought so.

On the 18th of April, therefore, the Owerri operations were reopened. As I was still at Umuahia. I did not know exactly what was available for the offensive. However, the plan of the operation which was sent to me for approval, showed that the 60 Brigade was again to clear the right side of the town up to the Clock Tower and including the Holy Ghose College, the Catholic Cathedral and the Progress Hotel. The 52 Brigade, now under Major Igweze, was to have another go at Orji and the northern part of the town, down to the Public Works Department and the Government Secondary School. Elements of "S" Division under command of 14 Division in the absence of Onwuatuegwu, who was still at Umuahia, had the task of advancing through Egbu and Nekede into Owerri, as far as to the motor park.

Right from the very start of this operation, it was clear the enemy was beginning to feel the bite of his over four months of isolation inside Owerri town. Everywhere his resistance was stiff but short-lived and mainly sustained with armoured vehicles. From the four corners of Owerri, our troops gradually closed in, and even began to set up roads block in parts of Owerri. Yet in the part of the town the enemy occupied, it was still impossible to break through the armour barrier. That was the situation when I returned to Owerri front in the evening of the 23rd of April, 1969, following the fall of Umuahia the previous day. The first report I got on my arrival was that the enemy at Owerri had lined up all his vehicles facing southwards, in a manner suggesting a withdrawal. After a very lengthy discussion of the situation with the Division Commander, I decided it would be better to allow the enemy to leave the town and then attack him somewhere out of Owerri, at a point where we still stood a chance of destroying him. I thought that for us to put in everything we had against the enemy inside the town could result in our exhausting our limited resources without success, and then run a risk of losing a large part of the town which we already controlled. For that reason, a battalion of 60 Brigade was despatched to Umuguma to wait for the enemy. To encourage the enemy to start the move we began to shell his convoy at a very slow rate with the little quantity of bombs we had. During the month of March, the enemy had on two occasions similarly lined up his vehicles to withdraw from Owerri. On each of those occasions, we had attacked him and it had resulted in his redeploying to defend himself and successfully too. This time we were not going to attack him and therefore hoped that he would not change his mind.

During the night of the 24th of April, the enemy began to move out of Owerri to the uncontrollable joy of all. Once out of town, a Biafran company was put on their trail to harass them and hasten the withdrawal. At Umuguma, the major battle began on the morning of the 25th and the enemy suffered very heavy casualties indeed. Many vehicles carrying women, children and enemy casualties were allowed to proceed on their journey southwards unmolested. After 24 hours of heavy fighting the enemy shifted further down to Avu, only to face another Biafran force waiting for them there. After barely four hours encounter at Avu, the enemy moved again further south to Ohoba and there linked up with his counterparts advancing from the south. Thereafter all attempts to move him again failed, in the same way as did all his attempts to move back from there into Owerri.


The Owerri victory revived the dying Biafra. All Biafrans who a few days before wanted nothing but an end to the war, now pressed for a continuation of the struggle to the end. The Umuahia disaster was soon forgotten and the only quarrel civilian military tacticians had against the Army was that they allowed the enemy to escape from Owerri instead of destroying him there completely. Inside Owerri the enemy left a considerably large amount of ammunition of different calibres, but he managed to take away almost his entire heavy equipment including armoured vehicles and artillery pieces. The town was completely ravaged and not a single building was habitable without major repairs. All vehicles not taken away by the enemy were overturned and burnt by him. Mass graves were discovered all over the town and the victims appeared to be civilians and prisoners of war. All the same, the enemy force at Owerri which was 14 Brigade under a young Calabar officer called Utuk, was easily the best fighting unit fielded by Nigeria throughout the war. Right from Port Harcourt, and particularly at Afam, it had become obvious that the Brigade was a force well led. Inside Owerri, they fought with extraordinary courage, flexibility and determination. The withdrawal of the Brigade from Owerri was tactically tidy and well planned and executed. Without doubt no other Nigerian Brigade could have withstood for more than a month the punishment the enemy 14 Brigade absorbed with patience for over four months. Only that Brigade could have got out of Owerri under the circumstances.

The Head of State put out a long list of promotions to commemorate the recapture of Owerri. He himself became a General while Okwechime, Eze and Kalu were all promoted to Brigadiers. Various others were promoted except Onwuatuegwu, the darling of the people, who has left out of General Ojukwu's list. That omission became a national political issue. "Jet 77," the government sponsored propaganda company of Onwuatuegwu’s  "S" Division, accused the Army Headquarters of not promoting Onwuatuegwu because it hated him. The “Jet 77” produced hand-outs for the public in which they revealed that the “S” Division under Onwuatuegwu had cleared the Ugba junction and Owerri and, no each occasion, the gallant Onwuatuegwu got nothing in return but humiliation from the GOC of the Army.

I was not worried by this propaganda which I knew was just one of those false rumours deliberately released against various individuals from time to time in order to control their popularity with the masses. I often disagreed with Onwuatuegwu in the same way I disagreed occasionally with all other commanders under me. To talk of an Army Commander in war loving or hating officers under his command is being childish in the extreme. In such a game involving human lives, a commander's aim is to end it successfully as soon as possible. Onwuatuegwu, as an individual, being the godfather of my first son and the officer closest to my family, knew I was putting the welfare of the people before family ties and friendship.

After the fall of Umuahia and the recapture of Owerri, General Ojukwu in May, 1969, took two significant decisions for reasons best known to him. Thereafter I was allowed to see the Head of State on military matters at any time of the day or night without booking for appointment in advance - a privilege I had not enjoyed before then. Again, the Head of State decided to set up a Joint Planning Committee chairmanned by himself, with the Chief of Staff, General Efiong, and the Commanders of Army, Navy and Air Force as members. In addition, I was given the privilege of controlling for the first time, a small fraction of the national ammunition holding, but the bulk of it still remained under the control of the Head of State.

All those privileges and changes were in effect an eye wash, designed to satisfy civilian and military pressures, which had existed since the beginning of the war, in favour of the establishment of a war council. Civilians now had the impression that not only did we do joint planning, but also that the Army Commander controlled all ammunition. The Joint Planning Committee met once a week from May, 1969 to the end of the war but not one of the 14 operational plans which it produced was ever carried out. The committee planned all the time without knowing what was available; and invariably at the end of each plan it discovered that there were no resources for such a plan which would then be discarded and a new plan produced. The Planning Committee under Brigadier Okwechime worked like that until the end of the war. However, we looked forward to JPC meetings because they were held in the State House, one of the very few places in Biafra where one could get a glass of cold beer.

Excerpts from The Nigeria Revolution and the Biafra War by Alexandra A. Madiebo

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: IPOB