For over a year, the agitation for Biafra has been one of the most talked about issues in Nigeria, with Nnamdi Kanu, the founder of IPOB, who is currently in the DSS's den, bringing out the long-dying agitation for the South-East region to break away from Nigeria.
On May 30, 1967, Ojukwu declared the separation of the three states of the Eastern region under the name of the Republic of Biafra, which the federal nation inferred as an act of revolution. Conflict broke out in early July and within weeks it escalated into a full-scale civil war.
The Agitations raised by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation are becoming alarming to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. IPOB and Yoruba Nation have been seeking the division of Nigeria through their leaders Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho the two activists have raised tension in Nigeria over their quest to divide Nigeria without knowing that Nigeria cannot be divided.
In a series of statements made via his Facebook page, popular Kaduna-based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has given his opinion on how to end the Biafran agitations spearheaded by outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. Photo credit: Google In his statement, Gumi noted that imploring the use of religious leaders to speak with and convince insurgents into dropping their arms, has yielded results in the Northwest region of Nigeria where Bandits are operating.
According to report, due to the constant interference by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to push for the interest for freedom of their confined leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and their constant agitation in the South Eastern territories of Anambra and Enugu, the mandatory sit at home policy has interfered with the educational system of students in the South Eastern territories.
For some months now, the South-East region which was known to be relatively peaceful, has recently become a den of unknown gunmen who attack security agents and individuals, killing people at will, and destroying government facilities. The activities of the unidentified gunmen, have claimed several lives in the South-East, and equally threatened the forthcoming November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election.
It is no longer news, that the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has issued a one-week sit-at-home order to the residents of the South-East region, starting from November 5th, 2021 (source: Daily Post). As obtained from the report, the group maintained that the Nigerian government, should grant an unconditional release of its detained leader on or before the 4th of November, 2021, or the entire South-East region will be on a lockdown for a week.
IPOB: Kanu Will Not Be Released Because Of Obvious National Security Issues - Kemi Omololu Blows Hot
The Nigerian social media personality Dr. Kemi Omololu Olunloyo has taken to her official Facebook page to lambast IPOB sympathizers, telling them that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not be released because of obvious national security issues. She further blows hot at the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, for stating that the people have unanimously agreed that there will be no election in Biafra land.
The popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has criticized the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the leader of the Yoruba Nation agitators, Sunday Igboho over their activities in the southern region of the country. The popular Islamic cleric said that the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho are destroying southern Nigeria.
According to a report we gathered from Daily Post, the outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, has issued a 1-week sit-at-home order in the southeast region of Nigeria, starting from November 5, 2021, to November 10, 2021. Photo credit: Independent.ng
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo can actually help to stop the persistent orders being given to Igbo people. The orders have seriously hampered the development of the five states in southeast and even the forthcoming Anambra election is under some possible threats. The sociocultural organisation can step in to help to stop the issue.
The forthcoming Anambra State Gubernatorial election has been a major cause for concern amongst Nigerians. While well-meaning citizens are preparing to elect their preferred candidate come 6 November 2021, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning otherwise, as their recent sit-at-home order scheduled for 5 to 10 November 2021 will interfere with the polls in Anambra State.
Anambra election: 2 actions the federal government may be forced to take as IPOB declare sit-at-home
The independent people of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened the forthcoming gubernatorial elections of Anambra state by declaring a sit-at-home protest from 5th to 10th of November. The governorship election of Anambra state which is scheduled to hold on the 6th of November, 2021 is now under threat.
Following the one-week sit-at-home order by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has kicked against the order. According to the report by DAILY POST, the Indigenous People of Biafra have ordered a one-week sit-at-home if the federal government refuses to release its leader on or before the 4th of November, 2021.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has fingered those attempting to divide Nigeria and cause another civil war in the country. Fani-Kayode noted that some foreign forces are plotting to divide Nigeria and trigger another civil war. The former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain revealed this via a tweet on Monday morning.
Sheikh Gumi, popular Kaduna-based Islamic Cleric, has condemned the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho over their activities in the Southern part of the country. Gumi revealed this in a statement on Monday, noting that IPOB was gradually destroying the South-East and Igboho has sparked confusion in the South-West.
The Indigenous people of Biafra, otherwise known as IPOB, is a separatist group that exist in the south east. The group has been on the vanguard of the movement for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist agenda. The group claims that the south east has been politically, socio-economically and culturally marginalised in the Nigerian project.
AnambraDecides: How Sit-at-home Order on Election Day May Affect Anambra and Other South Eastern States
Few days to the next gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the promoters of the sit-at-home order have issued another order to restrict residents of the state from coming out of their, respective, homes on the week of the election. Photo Credit: The Tableshakers Remarkably, November 6 has been picked for the conduct of Governorship election of Anambra State.
The federal government has recently made known its deliberate efforts towards putting an end to the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This was revealed in a recent statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman, Garba Shehu. However, in this article, due emphasis will be made on basically two excerpts from Garba Shehu's statements that could lead to the end of IPOB in Nigeria.
In a democratic society like Nigeria, political solutions and not force will lead to the understanding between people from different regions. The people Agitating for the creation of States in Nigeria should know this. They should know that referendum is not provided for in Nigeria's constitution, (you can ask any lawyer you trust or Google it and verify) therefore conducting the referendum by the Federal Government is deemed illegal.