Joe Igbokwe. APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe has recently weighed in on the spate of incessant attacks in the Southeastern region, Anambra state in particular. It could be recalled that the Southeastern region has gradually come under the nefarious attacks of unknown gunmen. The crisis significantly skyrocketed after the proscribed group, Indegenous People Of Biafra, began their forceful stay-at-home order in the region.
The Southeastern region of Nigeria has not remained the same since the detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu is still under the custody of Department of State Services (DSS) while he continues to face trials in court.
Amidst the spate of acute secessionist movements in the Southeastern region of the country, the incumbent governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has weighed in on the possible measures the federal government could take in the fight against secessionist attacks. While speaking with Vanguard Newspaper, the governor noted the relevance of negotiation in conflict resolution.
(Military). It is very obvious that the operatives of the unknown gunmen are gradually recovering from the impact of DCP Abba Kyari's visit to the region. Over the past few months, after Abba Kyari's visit, the Southeastern region have experienced absolute tranquility not until some weeks ago when the echoes of the dreaded unknown gunmen started reverberating within the region.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaraibe. Senator Enyinnaya Abaraibe recently shed light on sundry political issues within the country. During his interview on Channels Television, the senator representing Abia South made a lot of clarifications about his stance in the ongoing tussle over 2023 presidency. Speaking on the issue, the former deputy governor of Abia state emphasised the need for an Igbo president come 2023.
Joe Igbokwe. The ugly circumstances many Southeasterners feared when IPOB took up arms, are presently staring at the Southeasterners. Over the past few weeks, there have been so much concern and displeasure over the growing boldness of the members of the Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), especially during their enforcement of the stay-at-home order.
After yesterday's Southeast Governors' Forum meeting in Enugu state, the chairman of the forum, Governor David Umahi, had a live interview with Channels Television's correspondent on the Sunrise daily show. While answering questions on the spate of insecurity in the Southeast, the Governor made mention of the plans of the Southeastern Governors.
Residents of Imo State and Enugu State were reportedly thrown into panic as unknown armed men stormed some areas in the affected states to enforce the Monday sit at home order. However, there are three lessons that every Nigerian could learn from the recent attempt by armed men to enforce the sit at home order in Southeastern states.
So much backlash has trailed the proposed one-week sit-at-home order by the Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). The leadership of IPOB has threatened to issue a compulsory sit-at-home order in the Southeastern region if their leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released before November 4. The proposed sit-at-home order will span from November 5 to November 10, and this would likely pose a big threat to the forthcoming Anambra state gubernatorial election.
The frequency of the operation of Gunmen in the Southeastern states seems not to be reducing as reports of their activities are constantly being heard of. The region has been exposed to more insecurity ever since agitations for secession became more profound. Fabian Onwughalu, a lawyer and former chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos branch who had an encounter with Gunmen who seem to support IPOB narrated his experience to newsmen.
For some time now, the arrest of a Nollywood actor who is popularly known as Chiwetalu Agu has been circulating round the media. According to reports from various sources, the veteran actor was apprehended by the Nigerian soldiers who caught him wearing Biafran regalia. Although Chiwetalu Agu renounced his support for Biafra in front of the Nigerian soldiers and claimed that his dress was just a casual outfit, a video that surfaced online sometimes ago, shows where he rocked the same dress and was praised by southeastern youths.
The lack of political synergy among governors of the Southeastern part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is, surely, not more a strange news to anyone who is conversant with the geopolitical zone, in the recent time. Geopolitical zones were created in Nigeria to ensure rapid development of the country and, mostly, to give opportunity to the residents and leaders of the geopolitical zones to speak up and ask for their right toward fostering the well-being of the residents of the geopolitical zone.
Leaders in southeastern Nigeria have condemned the sit-at - home by the separatist group IPOB imposed on the people of the region on Monday. In a statement, following a meeting of regional leaders comprising of south-eastern governors, traditional rulers and religious leaders in Enugu on Tuesday they has urged Southeast governors to take responsibility and stop the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) parallel government that has led to continuous sit-at-home in the region.
An aide to the Lagos state governor, Joe Igbokwe has weighed in on the ongoing tussle over 2023 presidency. Speaking recently with The Punch, the All Progressives Congress chieftain highlighted major reasons why the Southeastern region may not be able to produce the next president of Nigeria come 2023.
The insecurity menace befalling the Southeastern part of Nigeria may, surely, be brought to an end as the 302 Artillery Regiment General Support launched 'Exercise Golden Calm' in Anambra State. Photo Credit: PMNews 'Exercise Golden Calm' was launched in Anambra State with the aim of restoring peace and orderliness in the state.
Following the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) in May to ban the open grazing system in the whole of the Southern region, some southern governors have already embarked on the process of signing the bill into law while some others are yet to consent to the resolution.
With a significant increase in the rate of unprecedented killings within the Southeastern region of the country, a lot of Southeastern politicians have gone back to the drawing board to aptly identify the causes of these incessant attacks within the region and proffer solutions. Recently, senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaraibe had a time with Channels Television where he exhaustively discussed the plight of Southeasterners and advised the federal government to bring the agitating groups for a dialogue.
According to reports, some gunmen have stormed a gathering of politicians in Enugu, threatening that no elections will hold in the SouthEastern region of the country. A video clip showing the moment the gunmen attacked the venue, has surfaced online. The assailants were seen shooting sporadically as the politicians fled for their lives.
It's no longer news that insecurity, banditry among others have been a serious issues in Nigeria most especially, the Southeastern region. In a recent report, unknown gunmen invaded the capital city of Imo State (Owerri), and shot sporadically in different areas of the city leaving road users and residents on the run as many persons including students of the state, scampered for safety.
It's no longer news that many groups and persons including some Southeasterners, had strongly condemned the controversial sit-at-home directive enforced on the Southeastern part of the country, by the Indegenious People of Biafra (IPOB) leaders in a bid to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's release, due to its negative effects to the economy of the Southeastern region.