Below are the latest Biafra news today & Nnamdi Kanu news today…
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has told the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson that there has been apprehension in admitting on bail detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because he jumped bail previous time he was granted bail.
President Buhari stated this on Thursday when he held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Great Britain on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Biafra activist and IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu has spoken from the prison.
Newsone reports that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group in Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu, has issued a stern warning to unknown gunmen in the Southeast.
This online news platform understands that Nnamdi Kanu stressed that the days of unknown gunmen in the Southeast who have been tagged as IPOB members are numbered.
Newsone Nigeria reports that Nnamdi Kanu issued the warning during his routine meeting with his legal team led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor at the facility of the Department of State Services, DSS, on Thursday and was contained in a statement he signed.
Release Nnamdi Kanu to douse tension in S-East, Anglican Church tells FG
CHURCH of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Diocese on the Niger, has said that the different shocking methods which terrorists have employed in fueling insecurity in Nigeria, is instructive enough to compel the Nigerian military to rejig their own strategy to contain them.
The Diocese on the Niger also said that the current bizarre terrorists’ methods of operation particularly, the one they employed in the recent blood-chilling Kaduna train attack as well as the different ways they have adopted in launching sporadic attacks in almost every state of the federation, is an indictment to the aggregation of Nigerian security intelligence.
The Diocese position is contained in the Bishop’s Charge, delivered by the Bishop, Diocese on the Niger, Rt Rev. Owen Nwokolo, to the 1st Session of the 32nd Synod of the the Diocese held at All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Bishop Nwokolo, while delivering the Bishop’s Charge, with the theme, “Go-Make Disciples of All Nations” however, commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for his current mobilization of Nigerian security personnel in preventing terrorist invasion of the country, but noted that the efforts of the Federal Government in tackling insecurity in the country is not enough to overcome the insecurity challenge facing the country.
“The federal government should tactfully beef up the nations military strength by voting adequate budget and diligently appropriating same for quality military personnel and modern fighting hardwares, as Nigerians can no longer tolerate the ongoing senseless killings in the country.”
Release Nnamdi Kanu to end insecurity in Southeast – Amaechi begs Buhari
Breakaway IPOB leader, Simon Ekpa, insists no election in Igbo land, accuses Peter Obi of killing Biafran agitators
Former Radio Biafra Director General and leader of a breakaway IPOB group, IPOB Autopilot, Simon Ekpa, has insisted that there will be no election in the South-East region of the country in 2023 without the country conducting a referendum.
The self-proclaimed disciple of the leader of the Biafran separatist group, Nnamdi Kanu, also accused former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, of ‘killing’ Biafran agitators and dumping their bodies in a river.
In a series of tweets on Monday night, the Finland-based Ekpa said he will personally mobilize his men to stop any attempts by the Nigerian government to hold an election in any part of the South-East region.
“The Freedom of Biafra will no longer be negotiated, it is too late. Mark my word, in due time you all will join to call for no election. We are not against those collecting PVC.
“Collect your PVC but know that there will be no election in Igbo land in 2023. We will ensure that.
“Peter Obi should tell Biafrans what he knows about the killings of Biafrans and dumping their bodies in a river.
80-year-old ‘Mama Biafra’ develops heart infection in DSS custody
80-year-old Mrs Ukamaka Ejezie popularly known as Mama Biafra who is allegedly in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, is currently battling with severe heart infection and breathing difficulty according to a statement issued by IPOB leader’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
The Octogenarian was reportedly arrested during Kanu’s court appearance in Abuja on May 18, the IPOB boss, Ejezie had been acting as his mother since his parents died in 2020.
Ejiofor, according to the statement on Tuesday said he learnt the new development during his routine visit to Kanu at the DSS headquarters in Abuja on Monday, and called on the international community to prevail on the federal government to release the old woman.
“We were reliably informed during this visit, that Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie, Onyendu’s 80-year old adopted mother, who is still in the captivity of the DSS, is presently down with severe heart infection and could rarely breathe. Hence, we are calling on the World to prevail on the Nigerian Government, to ensure the immediate release of the octogenarian Great grandmother, who committed no offence by merely coming to court in solidarity with her adopted son, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, during his last Court appearance,” the statement reads in parts.
Former Biafran General, Alexander Madeibo is dead
Alexander Madeibo, the former Chief of Army Staff of Biafra, has passed away at 90.
His death was announced on Friday by a member of his family who expressed sadness over his loss.
The statement read, “We are sad to announce the passing of General Alexander Madiebo, Chief of Staff of the Biafran Army and the last of the 3 titans. He was 90.”
“For condolence call please contact Chuka Madiebo (281)258-6731, Uchenna Madiebo 2348033434338, Nwora Madiebo 2348033012184, Obi Nweke (281)701-6486”.
General Alexander Madiebo (retd.) was a commander in the Biafran Army and fought in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war.
He had his military training at the Regular Officers’ Special Training School in Teshie, Gold Coast, now Ghana.
How Kanu left APGA to join Radio Biafra, by Chekwas Okorie
A former chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Chekwas Okorie on Wednesday said that frustrations by 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 rejoined APGA under the leadership of Chief Edozie Njoku in Enugu from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed that under him as the national chairman of APGA, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Mefor, Egemba, among others were the party leaders in diaspora.
He said when he left the party to found the United Progressive Party(UPP) in 2012, Kanu and others quit politics to join Radio Biafra.
Okorie stated that he did not abandon APGA but was forced out after several attempts to reconcile both parties were rejected by one party
Biafra Day: Enugu, Anambra, Imo residents comply with sit-at-home order
Streets and roads in Enugu metropolis were, yesterday, completely deserted as economic and social activities were grounded to mark the Biafra heroes and heroines’ day in the South East. The report is the same in Imo, Anambra and Ebonyi states.
The celebration is marked by pro-groups on May 30 every year, to pray for those who died during the 1960s Biafra-Nigeria civil war.
This year, it coincided with the Monday sit-at-home, which the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared in the fourth quarter of 2021, to put pressure on the Nigerian government to release their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Our correspondent, who monitored the situation in Enugu, especially 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 those roads were completely deserted.
Why Wike lost PDP presidential ticket to Atiku – Nnamdi Kanu’s brother
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 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential ticket.
According to him, the IPOB and those killed during the massacre of Obigbo were responsible for Wike’s loss at the PDP primaries.
In a tweet, Kanunta dismissed claims that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto betrayed Wike.
According to Kanunta: “Neither the North, nor Tambuwal betrayed #Wike. Nor was it any Southern disunity.
“It was KARMA that nailed him. The Karma of #Obigbo. The #IPOB was also a factor.
“Clue: Late Buhari won despite his open support for BokoHaram.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra has denied any involvement in the killing of a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra State.
The group said it strongly condemned the ‘abominable” act, saying that “in Igboland, it is an abomination to kill a pregnant woman. The perpetrators of the heinous crime are certainly not IPOB and could never have been”.
The pregnant woman from Adamawa State, Harira Jubril, with her four kids, was killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on the Isulo community in Orumba North Local Government Area last Sunday.
The gunmen visited two other communities on the same day and killed about five other persons.
The Orumba North LGA is among the communities that the State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew on during a live broadcast on Wednesday.
Soludo described the killings as “barbaric” and “unacceptable” and vowed to fish out the perpetrators and deal with them in accordance with the law.
But the IPOB through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Friday, said, “We have always said it that the terrorists were imported into Biafra land to commit the ongoing atrocities all in an attempt to discredit our struggle, demonise IPOB and proscribe it, then lobby and bribe Britain to tag us a terror group with the hope to stop our match to freedom.”
Powerful said those involved in the “barbarity” of killing the Hausa woman and children should wait for the repercussions of the evil they committed against the innocent woman and her children.
He insisted that the criminal elements behind the killing were not IPOB and that they should be prepared to pay for their heinous crime.
He accused the military of harbouring Fulani terrorists in their barracks and giving them ID cards for identification, adding that the terrorists were transferred into the southeast territory.
The statement read in part, “IPOB has severally said that these criminal elements are not part of us and they should allow Hausa do their legitimate business in our land because Hausa too suffer the same fate we are facing in the hands of Fulani terrorists claiming they are herdsmen in Nigeria.
Biafra: IPOB cancels Thursday’s sit-at-home in South-East
The Indigenous People of Biafra says it has cancelled the May 26 sit-at-home it earlier announced. The group said the move follows the postponement of the court case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, earlier scheduled to come up on Thursday.
In a statement on Wednesday, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, urged the people
to maintain restraint and “keep their eyes on the ball”.
Powerful said the announcement became necessary in order to notify their members both home and abroad that Kanu’s court case in Abuja on May 26, has been postponed to June 28.
It said that IPOB was informed by the Federal High Court’s registrar, through its legal counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that the case was postponed because Justice Binta Nyako was indisposed.
The statement read in part, “IPOB has been informed why and what caused the sudden change of date and we accepted it, we just received the communication from the Federal High Court’s Registrar, through our legal counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, notifying us that the court will no longer be sitting tomorrow, May 26, 2022, on our leader’s case.
“Therefore, there will be no sit-at-home in regard to tomorrow’s case instead sit-at-home will hold on June 28, 2022
Biafra: Troops clear IPOB/ESN enclave, capture cache of arms, ammunition in Imo
Troops of 34 Brigade, Nigerian Army(NA) have captured a cache of arms and ammunition belonging to elements of the dissident group,
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network(ESN), after a gun battle at Amaifeke-Akkatta Road in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state.
The fire arms and ammunition were recovered during troops’ operations to clear separatists’ hideouts in the general area of Amaifeke – Akkatta road.
Biafra: Police discovers IPOB/ESN deadly shrine with live python in Imo
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, who confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, said “the Command’s Tactical Teams, on 18/5/2022 at about 0600 hours hastily mobilized when it received credible information that the native doctor who prepares charms for fortifications against bullets and knives for group has returned after fleeing the community.”
Narrating how the Police raided the camps, the police said, “with the positive revelations made in course of interrogating the suspects earlier arrested in connection with the killing, the team was able to locate the criminal hideout in Ubah Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State and immediately cordoned-off the area and tactically went into the den.
Biafra: Don’t come to Aba – IPOB warns Pastor Kumuyi
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has cautioned General Superintendent of Deeper life Ministry Pastor William Kumuyi against planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.
The group advised him not to go ahead with the crusade in view of the security situation in the Southeast.
In a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB explained criminals, operating as gunmen, could infiltrate the crusade with the government turning around to blame it on 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 South East as he comes to Aba for his gospel crusade.
Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu sends powerful message to unknown gunmen [Video]
Embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has sent a powerful message to the ‘Unknown Gunmen’ terrorising the South-East region.
Kanu ordered the terrorist group to “stop now”, or “face Biafra judgment in the future”.
Kanu’s message to unknown gunmen was conveyed by a prominent Biafra agitator, Benjamin Madubugwu, after the trial of the IPOB leader on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Apparently displeased with the happenings in the southeast, outspoken Madubugwu said while speaking to the press: “Our leader gave me a message to deliver to our people. Those of you killing people in the name of IPOB, those of you burning properties in our land in the name of IPOB, our leader said you should stop now, or in the future, you will face Biafra judgement.”
Biafra: Court orders DSS to allow Kanu watch matches of his favourite club
Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he had been a fan of Liverpool Football Club from childhood.
According to the News Agency Of Nigeria, Kanu disclosed this when his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, complained that the Department of State Services had not been allowing him and other counsel enough time to meet with the IPOB leader whenever they visited him in detention.
After addressing his concern, Nyako jokingly mentioned that she was a fan of Liverpool and asked Ozekhome which club was his favourite. Ozekhome replied that he was also a Liverpool fan.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged that the killings in the South-East should stop. Kanu also demanded the immediate release of Mrs Ukamaka Ejezie, a newspaper vendor popularly known as ‘Mama Biafra’ in Abia State.
Nnamdi Kanu has sent a message to unknown gunmen in the Southeast. This online news platform understands that Nnamdi Kanu’s message to unknown gunmen was relayed by a prominent Biafra agitator, Benjamin Madubugwu, after the trial of the IPOB leader on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Justice Binta Nyako has given DSS a new order on Nnamdi Kanu. Newsone reports that the presiding judge in the Federal Government vs Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow the IPOB leader to watch matches of his favourite club, Liverpool.
Court has delivered a judgment on Nnamdi Kanu’s bail application. Newsone reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to grant bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.
Court has struck out FG’s amended charge against IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu. Newsone reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Wednesday, May 18, struck out the amended six-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.