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.
It is no longer a secret, that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has continued to threaten the forthcoming Anambra state governorship election. Recall that the election is scheduled to be held on November 6, 2021. However, the outlawed group has threatened to place the entire South-East region on a lockdown starting from November 5, 2021, if its detained leader is not granted unconditional release by the Nigerian government.
Opinion : Anambra Government Should Stand Up Against IPOB Rather Than Adopt Saturdays As School Days
It is no longer news that Anambra State Government has approved Saturdays as school days. The adoption of Saturdays as school days was done to replace Mondays which have been declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a sit-at-home day throughout the South East region.
Photo Credit: Google Gumi Speaks On IPOB, Yoruba Nation Photo Credit: People's Gazette Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has asked religious leaders in the South-East and South-West to engage the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators like he is engaging with bandits in Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone.
The agitations from Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and yoruba nation is becoming alarming to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. IPOB and Yoruba Nation have been seeking for the division of Nigeria through their leaders Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, the two activists have raised so much tension in some parts of the country over their quest to divide Nigeria.
Come November 6th, the election will take place in Anambra State and somebody will become the new governor of the State. Either some miscreants or sit-at-home enforcers like it or not, a democratically elected governor will be sworn in to rule the State for the next four years.
It is no longer a secret that the forthcoming November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election, is being threatened by the activities of unknown gunmen in the South-East region, and the recently issued one-week sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The election which is expected to produce a successor to the outgoing Governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, has undoubtedly become the cynosure of all eyes.
One of the major news making the headline is the mass resignation of the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ahead of Anambra State governorship election. The resignation of many of the ad-hoc staff came on the heal of reported threat by IPOB that the group would impose a seven-day ''lockdown'' in the South East beginning from November 5, 2021 to press home their demand for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention.
FG's Plan To Ensure IPOB Is Designated As A Terrorist Group: A Reason For Kanu To End His Agitations
The agitations for secession have caused a lot of issues and tension in Nigeria (especially in the Southern Region). These agitations have affected the economic and social activities within the Southeast region and other places. However, Nnamdi Kanu (The leader of IPOB) and Sunday Igboho are the two major individuals that are leading these agitations in the Southern part of the country.
As the prosecution of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the self-professed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) continues to garner momentum locally and internationally, a media aide to President Buhari, Garba Shehu has now revealed plans by the Presidency to convince foreign allies to designate IPOB as a terrorist group, just like they are proscribed in Nigeria.
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.
Anambra shifts school activities to Saturday as IPOB’s sit-at-home order persists The Anambra State Government has shifted school activities to Saturday following the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The secessionist group had since June 2021, ordered and enforced a sit-at-home every Monday in the Southeast following the rearrest of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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.
The Presidency told people of Nigeria that the trial of Nnamdi Kanu is the beginning of the end of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu is the leader of IPOB and he has been in detention of the federal government for some alleged crimes. His trial has resumed after he was brought back to Nigeria since he fled the country.
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 agitations from Yoruba Nation and IPOB are have raised so much tension to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. Yoruba Nation and IPOB agitators have been seeking Nigeria's division through their leaders Nnamdi Kanu And Sunday Igboho but they fail to know that Nigeria is too formidable to divide.
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.
The upcoming election in Anambra has been hit with another setback as thousands of Adhoc workers who signed up for the election reportedly resigned amid threats issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It would be recalled that in May, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) increased the polling units in Anambra State from 4,608 to 5,720 with about 10,000 ad hoc workers required for the upcoming governorship poll.