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Saturday, 25 June 2022

The Alleged IPOB Pipeline Vandalization: Why Buhari's Desperate Proscription Appeals Will Continually Fail

 The Alleged IPOB Pipeline Vandalization: Why Buhari's Desperate Proscription Appeals Will Continually Fail

The Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB) is a freedom movement, founded and inaugurated by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2012. Since then, IPOB have consistently toed the part of peace in all her agitations, despite the odds they face at the hands of the Nigeria government. Buhari's desperation, lobbying of the international bodies and medias to proscribed IPOB as a terrorist organization, just as aired in his recent interview with Bloomberg, can never hold water. IPOB is never responsible for oil theft and/or any form of pipeline vandalism anywhere. Infact, Buhari knows who the real thieves are, but is deliberately accusing IPOB because of the hate he has for the movement.

Pipeline vandalism started in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria since far back 1999 while Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was the Nigerian President. At that time, IPOB was not even a foetus in the womb. The vandalization continued until Obasanjo handed over the seat of power to Late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, who was viced by Ebele Golduck Jonathan. These two latter signed an Amnesty program on October 4th 2009 for the angry boys in the creek, whose sources of living; like water bodies and farmlands were being destroyed by oil spills from unrepaired Shell company's rusty pipelines. The amnesty was granted to these boys as a cease-fire appeal, and negotiation call, for peace to rain.

These Niger Delta militants are under the umbrella of Niger Delta People's Revolutionary Force, led by Chief Asari Dokubo who dropped out of school to lead the move. Asari was being assisted by Tompolo. 

The boys later ceased fire, but the Nigerian government and Shell company failed to repair the pipeline leakages, clean up the area and employ the youths of the community since their sources of livelihood; such as farming and fishing had been rendered impotent. Those were the contents of the cease-fire agreement, and should have been respected.

At around 2017 and 2019, majority of the boys who were under the payroll of President Buhari willingly quit pipeline vandalism, leaving only the few younger ones who were also looking for their own payroll opportunity to carry it on. Since then, fewer reports of pipeline vandalism had been made, compared to as it was between 2003-2019 when the price for petroleum products in the country was still affordable by the common masses. 

It is quite astonishing that the President of this same country, Buhari who failed the peace agreement is accusing IPOB for his failure to regulate the rate at which fuel scarcity tears Nigeria apart. He should just boldly tell Nigerians that he has failed, and not laying blames on the innocent and peaceful IPOB. The movement is only agitating  for their people's freedom. They are peacefully demanding for the sovereign nation of Biafra because they believed it to be the only way to achieved true development for the Biafra people.

Another time and money have been wasted by President Buhari. He should initiate fresh lobbying against IPOB, if he wish. As for this one, it is already futile on arrival. It does not, and can never hold water.

Written by Ifeanyi Chibueze James

Edited by Ogah C S Maduabuchi

For Family Writers Press International

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Ebubeagu Security Outfit, Shoot Dead Five elderly persons in Imo State

 Ebubeagu Security Outfit, Shoot Dead Five elderly persons in Imo State

For a while now, communities around Orlu and environ have been having sleepless nights over the constant killings of people by gunmen. It was gathered that as a result of these attacks, residents have deserted their communities and are relocating to a safer environment some out of fears sleeps in the bush to avoid midnight raid by these Ebubeagu Secrity Outfit. 

Last Thursday, some elderly indigenes who were having a family meeting in Okporo, Orlu Council Area of Imo State were shot by yet-to-be identified gunmen who stormed the venue of their meeting.

The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force says it has begun an investigation into the shooting of five elderly men by suspected operatives of Ebubeagu security outfit in Okporo community, Orlu Local Government Area of the state. Ebubeagu is the security network formed by state governments in the South-East to tackle insecurity in the region, but from every indication, the security has turned out to become a nightmare for villagers, especially they youths.

It was reported that no fewer than five persons were allegedly shot by the gunmen suspected to be Ebubeagu while the meeting was going on.

The Imo State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Michael Abattam, confirmed the latest killing in Owerri.

Abattam said the victims were shot while having a family meeting on Thursday, adding that the command had yet to know those behind the killing.

He said, “We have started an investigation into the incident. They were in a meeting when they were shot." 

Video footage that has gone viral which was posted by a twitter user Emeka Gift official, in the said video obtained by newsmen Emeka Gift raised alarm that people should call home to find out if their elderly ones are still alive, He wrote " If you are from Imo state Orlu and its environs, call home and find out if your aged parents are still alive, the young ones have all ran away because the recruited Boko Haram in Nigerian military are going home to home slaughtering people. Call home"

The video shows five persons in a pool of blood, struggling for life.

While two appear to have died, the other three appear to be in pain as they ask for help.

One of the victims is heard saying in Igbo,

“Come and help me oo, I'm dying oo."

Also, a woman is crying and calling for help for her son to be taken to the hospital for treatment. 

“I’m dead, Chineke mea I am dead,” she says.

Another gunshot victim can be seen dragging himself and shouting for help. The victims are all soaked in blood as it gushes out from the gunshot injuries they sustained. 

Some of the residents who spoke to Newsmen maintained that the victims were shot by Ebebeagu operatives who were going about in search of young men.

“We have heard more horrible tales about the activities of Ebubeagu in our area. They were not unknown gunmen.

“The Ebubeagu guys who shot the people were said to be looking for some youths. When they didn’t see the people they were looking for, they descended on the old folks.

“I know what those people are passing through. There’s no villager who doesn’t know the activities of unknown gunmen. When it is the state operatives, they also know,” one of the community members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

Another person alleged that the Ebubeagu security outfit has turned the area into a living hell.

Friday, 27 May 2022

FWPI Editorial: Biafra, The Fear That Must Be Inexcusably Addressed

 FWPI Editorial: Biafra, The Fear That Must Be Inexcusably Addressed

For many decades now, the Biafra subject has triggered diverse reactions from different peoples. This certainly, is resulting from the inalienable fact that "whenever the name 'Biafra' is sounded, it peculiarly poses divergent meanings to different hearers.”

To individuals who are lost in the raging ocean of the lies on which the British contraption (Nigeria) is founded, they perceive Biafra as an unrealizable dream, because their brains have been so poorly programmed by the Nigerian system, and they literally do not think useful thoughts anymore. They have been so brainwashed with the distorted lines that says "Nigeria will remain one indivisible county", and all of such.

To the Family members of the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), and to other millions of IPOB supporters in both Biafraland and beyond, Biafra represents the "desired freedom and peace.” So, people in this class never hesitates to speedily welcome the idea of Biafra freedom, whenever the discussion is initiated.

But there are yet other parties in whom the name 'Biafra' triggers different forms of fears when mentioned. It is to the people on this side that I am directing this article to. Britain, Fulani Oligarchs and greedy South East politicians are all in this class. For them, the unity of Nigeria is an enterprise that must never be tampered with by anybody. So, the idea of referendum spells danger to their corrupt minds, because they do know that a very greater percentage of other entrapped ethnic nations in Nigeria, aside Biafrans will vote to leave the union.

For close to two centuries now, Britain in particular have lived hugely on both the human and natural resources from Biafra land, and used them to build their country. It is so much so that Britain can closely be said to not have other sufficient sources to make good national income without sucking from the Biafra resources. Take for instance, for every thirty-one (31) barrels of crude oil that the Nigerian government milks from Biafraland, Britain takes away thirty (30), leaving Nigeria with just one. The plundering is that huge. And that is why it is so difficult for them to overlook. They are willing to exterminate Biafrans for this purpose.

As a result of these, every other person that are aiding the thievery, ranging from the Fulani Oligarchs to other greedy politicians of Biafra extraction can commit any blunder and go free. This is why these politicians steal several resources that belong to the public, and are not questioned. Because those that control the system (the British) are actually paving way for them (Nigeria politicians) to flourish in the crimes, as a pay for continuing to play their devilish assistance to the British in looting Biafran resources.

But one thing is certain. The Biafra restoration project is divine. It cannot be stopped by humans, not when those it is handed to are willing to sacrifice anything sacrificeable to see the Biafra restoration come through. This is a fact that Britain and all those fighting the Biafra restoration process must accept. When they do this early enough, then it will make things easy for all.

The Biafra that IPOB dreams to restore is one that will welcome both bilateral and multilateral economic partnerships. Britain will have the chance to still partner with a free Biafra and legally obtain whatever they wish to get from Biafra soil, than continue to steal from the people. To the south east politicians, IPOB have severally emphasized that the window of repentance is still open for any of them that wishes to turn over a new leaf.

Therefore, wisdom demands that all come in terms with the Biafra restoration idea, since it cannot be stopped either. The British and all their accomplices in the crimes against the Biafran people should muster the courage to accost their fears about letting Biafra restoration become a reality, and permit a United Nation's supervised referendum. Biafrans will settle for nothing less!



Written by Ogah C S Maduabuchi

Editor, Family Writers Press International

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Over 50 people Slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno state Nigeria

 Over 50 people Slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno state Nigeria 

Armed members of Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be ISWAP group last Sunday invaded farmlands on the outskirts of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno state and massacred over 50 farmers.

This is even as local hunters ambushed hideouts of terrorists in Wanori village of Konduga Local Government Area of the state and killed two terrorists, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries, after recovering 11 wheelbarrows used in looting foodstuff by the terrorists.

Kala Balge is a border town with the Cameroun Republic with a poor telecommunications network which delayed the Information on the latest massacre of farmers.

Sources said, the insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons sneaked into the farms and started killing farmers one after the other, but confirming the incident, member house of representative, Kala Balge, Bama and Ngala federal constituency, Hon Dr Zainab Gimba told Vanguard that the victims were mostly not farmers, but scavengers who went outside the community to fend for themselves before they were ambushed by the terrorists. 

“Over 50 people were buried in Rann on Monday. As of this morning, more dead bodies have been found; the death toll is over 60 now.” Said a farmer, Ali Isa who escaped unhurt.

Recall that Boko Haram has increasingly targeted farmers, herders and loggers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the Nigerian military.

They have also been raiding herding communities and stealing cattle, a valuable commodity in the region to fund their operations.

In 2020, the insurgents invaded a rice plantation in Zabarmari, a community in the Jere Local Government Area, killing at least 43 farmers.

When contacted for confirmation, the Police Commissioner, Abdu Umar told Vanguard that, he is yet to get details on the incident, even as he promised to furnish the press when he gets in touch with the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Kala Balge.

But the member House of representative (Kala Balge, Bama and Ngala) federal Constituency, Hon Zainab Gimba had earlier confirmed the incident to our Correspondent in Maiduguri said, “My people who are mostly Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, went outside their camps to scavenge for what they will eat.

“There were about 40 of them, and in the process, some armed Boko Haram terrorists ambushed them, the terrorists selected 35 of their victims, tight their hands and legs and shot all of them dead, while the other five who were freed are old women and children”. Gimba lamented.

In a related development, resilient hunters led by their Chairman, Mai Kyari stormed Boko Haram hideouts in Wanori village of Konduga Council area and killed two terrorists, with injuring about 20 others, after recovering their wheelbarrows used for looting foodstuff and livestock.

It was gathered that the insurgents have been terrorizing the community for a long time by looting their fruits such as mangoes, cashew and cassava tubers. 

But acting on intelligence, the leader of the hunters in Wanori, Mallam Kyari notified the overall Chairman of Hunters in Borno, Mai Gana Mai Durma, who gave them the matching order to confront the terrorists. 

According to Kyari, he mobilized his men to the hideouts of the terrorists and engaged them in a fierce battle which led to the successes recorded against the terrorists.

“We received credible information on the hideouts of Boko Haram sect who have been terrorizing our community in recent times, they usually invade and loot foodstuff and livestock.

“I quickly mobilized my team to their hideouts and we overwhelmed them by killing two of them and recovered 11 wheel Barrows they normally use in looting our properties and farm produce”. Kyari stated.

Meanwhile, the immediate past Commissioner for Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Duties to Governor Babagana Zulum, Engineer Kabir Mohammed Wanori who hail from the village (Wanori) have since visited the community for solidarity to the hunters, where he gave out some token as support to boost their morale in the fight against Boko Haram.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Every day in Nigeria, you hear bad news, Nigeria is collapsing and it is happening fast -- Peter Obi

 Every day in Nigeria, you hear bad news, Nigeria is collapsing and it is happening fast -- Peter Obi

A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said that no single dollar had been paid into Federal Government’s account since January despite the rise in crude oil price at the international market.

Obi stated this on Friday during an interactive session with a PDP youth group, in continuation of his consultations ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.

Obi said: “Every day in Nigeria, you hear bad news. We can no longer pretend. Nigeria is no longer a destination for investors.

“Nigeria has not paid a dollar into its account since January despite the fact that prices of crude oil have gone up.

“The PDP should pick its next candidate based on merit. The youth must change the future of Nigeria. Nigeria is collapsing and it is happening fast.

“It may not be too long before it will completely collapse. Tension and unrest still persist and we should be worried. Nigeria is one of the most stressful countries to live in today.”

Obi’s campaign coordinator, Dr. Doyin Okupe, alleged moves by some interests to frustrate Obi’s chances of winning the PDP ticket.

Thursday, 19 May 2022

For Security Purposes, Call off Aba proposed crusade, IPOB tells Kumuyi

 For Security Purposes, Call off Aba proposed crusade, IPOB tells 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.

IPOB advised him not to go ahead with the planned crusade in view of the security situation in the Biafra.

In a statement from IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB explained, criminals operating as gunmen, could infiltrate the crusade with government turning around to blame it on IPOB.

It however advised the cleric and other pastors to pray for an end to insecurity and its sponsors in the zone as well as demand justice for late Deborah Yakubu and release of Leah Shuaibu.

The statement reads in part: “We wish to advise Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper life Ministry to take note of the security situation in the Biafra as he comes to Aba for his gospel crusade.

“Let him and the organisers of the crusade make sure that nothing happens. The security of the Eastern region is not good because of political and criminal activities, therefore we advise him to stop this crusade for security reasons.

“IPOB will not allow anyone to die because of this crusade scheduled to hold in Aba. The operation of criminals operating as unknown gunmen infiltrating the events is high and they will blame it on IPOB.

“We ask him to pray for an end to the insecurity in Biafra land if he can. We charge Christians and men of God in Biafra land to engage God in fervent prayers to expose all those behind the insecurity in our land.

“We equally want them to be united against the Islamic agenda against non Muslims in Nigeria. We had expected them to demand justice for the innocent Deborah Yakubu burnt alive by Muslim fanatics in Sokoto State. Her Killers are walking freely today and 34 lawyers shamelessly volunteered to defend her killers but Christians are just watching them.

“The double faced Nigeria security agencies only managed to arrest two of her Killers because they are Muslims but if it were to be in Biafra land, all the youths on the street will be in police cell by now while the unlucky ones would have been killed.

“How many Igbo or Christian lawyers came to defend our Leader fighting for the freedom of all Biafrans? but 34 Muslim lawyers come in defense of killers of Deborah Yakubu. Is it not time Christians and Men of God wake up to the realities in Nigeria?

“They should support Biafra and Oduduwa agitators in their bid to free Biafra and Oduduwa republics from the Islamic bondage in Nigeria so that they will enjoy freedom of worship in both republics.

“Leah Shuaibu is still in captivity today because she is a Christian but all the Muslims abducted along with her have since been freed. Christians must support IPOB to liberate them from bondage in Nigeria.

“Kumuyi should also pray against wicked Leaders and saboteurs in Biafra land and Nigeria. They are the real problems of the people. Let him use the opportunity to pray against the powers holding people captive in Nigeria in his church in Lagos.”

Saturday, 14 May 2022

The BBC Propaganda And The Need for The World to rise and Stop Another Genocide In Biafra

 The BBC Propaganda And The Need for The World to rise and Stop Another Genocide In Biafra 

The era we are now is such a terrible one, in which the media have been weaponized against the victims of tyranny and terrorism, while terrorists and terrorists-supporting governments enjoy media cover-up from giant media companies across the world. Such is the case of Nigerịa and Biafra.

Recently, Biafrans have been subjected to media attacks and deadly blackmail. The Nigeria government, using her security architecture have committed lots of atrocities and used media to accuse IPOB of being the perpetrators.

On the 12th of May, 2022, the British Broadcasting Cooperation(BBC) came with their own propaganda against same Biafrans, targeting Biafra Media faces across the world, accusing them of propagating violence. This British media giant in their brutishness portrayed the Biafrans as villains, and projected Fulanii herdsmen terrorists as the victims. Their aim was to call out these media faces for persecution and prosecution in their countries of residence. Probably, to get them arrested, and deported back to Nigerịa, so that the killer Nigeria government can have them killed or imprisoned.

The BBC game against Biafrans did not start today. In 1967 -- 1970, BBC pushed out lots of misinformation against Biafra, convincing the world that Biafrans were bunch of rabels that needs to be wiped out. All the atrocities they were committing in Biafra land was shielded by BBC.

Biafra was a young country that declared her Independence on May 30th, 1967. This independence was declared as a result of the killing of more than 30,000 Biafrans in the Northern Nigerịa, and the subsequent refusal of Yakubu Gowon, the then Nigerịa head of state to implement the 'Aburi Accord'.

These were why Biafrans took it as an obligation to defend and protect themselves, and stop the North from the killing of Biafra citizens. And separation then became the best option.

This option Biafrans took did not go down well with the British government, as they believes that the resources in Biafra soil belonges to Britain, the Nigeria's colonial master. And that being the case, Britain cannot fully and autocratically take charge of these resources, should Biafra become an independent nation. But, under one Nigeria and probably under the governance and dominance of the Fulanii tribe, Britain will continue to enjoy the Biafra resources, while the owners of the resources suffer.

So, Britain, using BBC, activated a dangerous media propaganda against the young Biafra nation.

Britain needed the war that took place in 1967 -- 1970 to happen, and they worked towards it. 

How did Britain do this? Read on:

In the Nigerịa of 1960, the Igbos and the rest of their cousins(the whole Old Eastern Region of Nigeria) were the most educated in Nigerịa. This meant that the North could never have easily found their ways to being usefully incorporated into any sector of Nigerias economic activities. And even if Britain rig the election to favour the North, the workers in every sector would still possibly be southerners, so Britain needed to put a stop to this by instigating a war.

The coup of 1966 led by Kaduna Nzeogwu was first seen as a Nigerịa revolution. A defeat of evil, corruption and injustice. It was pictured as a victory for Nigeria, until BBC came with their lies and propaganda.

It will interest you to know that Britain already had Hausa Broadcasting Service, even before the independence of Nigerịa. And Britain have seen 'virgin illiterates' in the North, that can be used at any given time through manipulative media. So they took the advantage.

Britain, immediately after the coup, used the Hausa BBC platform to incite the mainly uneducated Hausa people against the Igbos. They were told that the coup was planned by the Igbos to take over the country. They incited the North against the Igbos, leading to the death of more than 30,000 Igbo people. The Northern Hausa Fulanii mob killed lots of Igbo people and littered their bodies on the streets of the North.

When a meeting was called in Aburi, Ghana by the then Ghanaian president, it was meant to avoid conflict or civil war. The outcome of the meeting would have stopped the impending war, but it turned out that Britain did not like the outcome, as it would not be to their core interest. 

And again, BBC intensified their campaign of lies and ruthless propaganda against Biafra people. Using BBC Hausa Service, they turned the whole meeting upside down, stating that Gowon has bowed down to Ojukwu. By implication, it means that Nigeria, or do I say "the North" has bowed down to Biafra.

The majority illiterate northern masses did not take that easy. So they unleashed more mayhem, forcing Yakubu Gowon to renege on Aburi accord.

In Aburi accord, an agreement to return to regional government was reached. Something Britain did not want. A regional government would give Biafrans higher chance to control their resources. This means that it will be impossible for Britain to manipulate Biafrans like they would do in a Nigera controlled by the Fulanis.

So, the British wicked propaganda led to the war that claimed the lives of more than 3.5 million Biafrans. That war was the only measure Britain could adopt to push the Igbo back, and cement the Fulanii dominance of Nigeria's economy, enabling Britain to keep milking Biafra resources.

52 years after the war, Biafrans are still treated as slaves in Nigeria, marginalized and kị́lled. They are denied of little things like roads and infrastructure. Railways was built across other regions, but Igbo regions, that were Biafrans is cut out by the government. The region has no seaport and no working international Airport. They were stopped from occupying vital positions in Nigeria. And up until this day, an Igbo has never become a president of Nigerịa. Nigeria hate the Igbos, yet they do not want them to have their own Republic.

These ill treatments of Nigeria government, aided and supervised by the British against the Igbos have resurrected the call for the restoration of Biafra.

The Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB) became the movement, championing the call.

Since 2010, the Nigeria government has been killing IPOB family members, whose offences have only been that they waves Biafra flags, protesting peacefully in demand for a referendum to determine the Biafrans fate. 

At Nkpor in Onitsha, Emene in Enugu, Aba, Umuahia, Port Harcourt, etcetera, IPOB members were kịlled in numbers. Recently, Nigerịa government have been killing Igbos in Orlu, Imo State in the name of going after Eastern Security Network(ESN) and IPOB members.

The illegal move by Nigerịa government to kidnap IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya changed the whole story. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was extraordinarily renditioned from Kenya to Nigeria, after cruel torture and several inhuman treatments. And since then, the state have unleashed lots of blackmail against the IPOB movement. Lots of people have been killed and their deaths deceptiously blamed on IPOB. The recent killing of soldier couple in a barbaric manner was meant to paint IPOB as evil, in the eyes of the world. Since then, BBC has joined to demonize IPOB the way they demonized Biafra in 1967 -- 1970. 

It might interest you to know that since more than 9 months now that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu(a British citizen) was kidnapped and forced into Nigeria by Nigeria government, BBC have not investigated or reported it.

But, we will not allow BBC to use media to sentence Biafrans to another genocide, like they did in 1967 -- 1970. Not when we are alive, and not in this era of social media.

Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom should rise up to the occasion to counter and expose BBC as the evil and fake news champions they are. BBC has mastered a way to report an events as to destroy the victims and save the villain.

One thing is clear here. And if you do not know this, I will give it to you for free. Biafra restoration is not a good deal for Britain. Your subjugation and annihilation is a guarantee for British prosperity. And they are bent on making sure Biafrans are subjugated forever.

This is why you must rise up to the occasion. You must counter BBC and their likes. You must do things collectively and individually. You must use every news media platform to expose BBC and their likes. Biafrans are living every where in the world. You can submit a petition against BBC and how they are aiding Fulani terrorists in the killing of Christians and murdering of Biafrans in Igbo land, and beyond. Submit such petitions to the government of the place you are residing. Do not say you know not what to do.

Finally, this is the time for everyone to get back to his or her unit and start supporting this movement. Their aim is to have the movement destroyed before releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but we will not let that happen.

In our very own eyes, we shall see Biafra become a Republic!



Written by Elochukwu Ohagi

Edited and Published by:

Family Writers Press International

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