As we all know, Igbo people tend to be one of the most important tribes in Nigeria, alongside the Yoruba and Hausa people. In 2020, according to the Guardian newspaper, Yakubu Gowon, the former president of Nigeria, shows the importance and effort of Igbo people in Nigeria with these two statements that we should know.
The South East is now almost under the control of the outlawed IPOB group. The group that was seen as a merely toothless bulldog is becoming a nightmare to the indigens, the state government and most especially the electoral umpire that is mandated by law to conduct an election in 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.
picture.credit.naijanews It's no longer a new thing that the US government has warned the Nigeria Government not to use the Tucano fighter jets in the South East. The warning comes amid growing agitation from some quarters, who are putting pressure on the FG to declare a state of emergency in the South East.
South-East governors' under the aegis of South-East Governor's Forum, has urged Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Leader of Adoration Ministry Enugu, to stop his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The plea was made at the Annual Thanksgiving and Bazaar of the church on Sunday, by David Umahi, Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, and his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The activities of unknown gunmen in the South-East region of Nigeria, have undoubtedly become one of the greatest security challenges in the country. The region which was known to be relatively peaceful, has suddenly become a place where a group of unidentified gunmen openly attack government security forces, infrastructure, and individuals.
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.
While speaking at an event in Owerri, Imo State, Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, condemned the killings and violence which have been going on in the South-East region in recent times. Jim Iyke urged the youth in the region to shun violence and embrace peace. Photo credit: Instagram.
picture.credit.aljazzeranews. Nigeria is on the verge of breaking down security-wise. At the same time, the Boko Haram terrorist extremist groups are causing havoc in the north. The ISWPA has taken the lead after they neutralized Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram. The bandits are waging war against the northern States, killing, maiming, and invading military camps.
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.
picture.politicenigeria.com Everyone is aware of the efforts the FG is making to end insecurity in Nigeria. The north is battling with Boko Haram terrorism, ISWAP, and bandit attacks. In the South East, it's the Seccession activities and the unknown gunmen attack. The South West remains the only zone with less levels of insecurity since the end of the open grazing regime of the Fulani herdsmen, who have not surrendered totally.
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.
As reported by SaharaReporters, the South-East governors have advised one of the prominent clerics in Nigeria to stop criticizing the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his administration. The South-East governors' forum led by Governor David Umahi, has warned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, to abstain from saying bad things about the president of the country – Muhammadu Buhari – who is trying his possible best to manage the issues affecting the country.
This year plenty of people have lost their lives to the myriad of insecurity challenges in various parts of the country, especially in the North and in the South East. It was reported that unknown gunmen believed to be bandits on Monday morning invaded Maza-Kuka in the Mashegu local government council of Niger State, killing no fewer than 18 persons in a mosque.
According to reports, unknown gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Oyo State on Friday, October 22, 2021. The gunmen who attacked the facility with grenades reportedly killed a soldier and set several inmates free. Attacks on prisons are an uncommon phenomenon in the South West.
The South-East Governors have appealed to the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka to quit talking badly about the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari's (retd.) Regime. The Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, David Umahi, accompanied by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State made the allure during the anual harvest, thanksgiving and bazaar of the Adoration Ministry, on Sunday.
Photo Credit: Premium Times In the past several months, there have been a series of attacks on prison facilities in the country. Most of the attacks have taken place in the South East where secessionist agitators and the so-called unknown gunmen have freed thousands of inmates. But in recent times the attacks on prison facilities have spread to other states in the country.
Not everybody believes that some of these statements should be coming from the Nigerian attorney general and the Minister of Justice Malami. Mr. Malami has in the past called for the declaration of a state of emergency in South East Nigeria after one Wednesday national executive council meeting in Abuja, suggesting that it was a decision by the FG.
The South East region has been facing some crises since the beginning of this year. Many Nigerians can recall when police stations were being targeted and attacked on a daily basis in the region. This led to the release of several prisoners, and the damage of government properties.