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Nigeria must apologise to Igbos for genocide - Fani Kayode


Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said Nigeria must apologize to Igbo for killing about three million people in the 30-month civil war with the defunct Republic of Biafra.

   Published by Biafra Today on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 17:45 CET
Femi Fani Kayode

Magnus Eze, Enugu

Fani-Kayode said it was the refusal to acknowledge the ethnic cleansing that was responsible for the country not recording any meaningful progress years after the war.

“We have not apologised to Igbo and we expect things to move in this country? You collected their property in the name of abandoned property. They came back to believe in one Nigeria and began establishing again in the North and West, and you say we shouldn’t talk about it?

“Just as they killed three million, how many of your youths have been killed as IPOB members? Are they not human beings? And they say you shouldn’t talk. As long as you don’t carry arms, go ahead and express your rights,” Fani-Kayode said.

Fani-Kayode who spoke at the eighth Zik lecture series held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, weekend, described it as the greatest genocide the African continent ever had.

Fani-Kayode said leaders of the country had failed to avoid those things that led to the war and the genocide and that the trauma still pervades the country.
He also queried a situation where all the security agencies, except one, are headed by northern Muslims.

The former minister disclosed that he was asked by the organizers to be civil in his speech, but submitted that only sincere acknowledgment of the issues in Nigeria could bring about solutions to the problems.
He said Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe represented the testimony of the fact that people could truly believe in one Nigeria, adding that the nation’s first president must be angry with present Nigeria.

He recalled that Dr. Azikiwe could have been the First Premier of the Western region but was edged out, a situation he described as a tragedy for the country.
He said the greatest undoing of the country was ignoring critical issues and injustices done to citizens and pretending as if nothing happened.

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, had expressed similar view recently at the second Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu memorial lecture in Anambra State.



Moghalu regretted that the Nigerian Government every year sends delegation in commemoration of the Rwandan genocide but will not remember the millions of people killed during the Nigeria-Biafra war.
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Breaking!! FG set to negotiate with Boko Haram as Northern Govs cries out


   Published Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 13:23 CET
Islamic terrorist group "Boko Haram"


The six governors in North-east Nigeria, a region devastated by the Boko Haram terrorists have called on the President Muhammadu Buhari regime and governments at all levels to engage in dialogue with the insurgents.

The governors believed that could allow those who might want to repent among the terrorists exit the insurgency easily.

In a communique issued at the end of a one-day security summit convened by the inspector general of police held in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

The summit was attended by the six governors of the region, members of the national assembly, state assemblies, top military personnel, other security chiefs among others.

"That the summit notes with a deep sense of appreciation, the roles and sacrifices of the Nigerian military, the Nigerian police and other security agencies involved in the fight against insurgency in the north-east zone and urges them to continue to do more in the service to their fatherland.

"That the summit calls on the federal government to urgently increase the funding of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the police and other security agencies involved in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges in the North-east zone.

"That there is a need for the North East Development Commission to assist the governors of the North-east states, the police, and other security agencies in providing more logistics and support for fighting insurgency and insecurity in the zone.

"That effort needs to be made by the federal government to dredge the canal of the Lake Chad so that the military and other security agencies can fight the Insurgents in a bid to end the insurgency, as military and security boats can only operate and fight where there is water," the communique stated.

It added, "That military operation at the fringes of the Lake Chad which is currently harboring remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents needs to be intensified and sustained.

"That government at all levels are encouraged to engage in dialogue with the insurgents so that those who may want to repent and exit the insurgency can do so easily.

"That the police as part of their constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property, should take proactive measures to check drug abuse, banditry, kidnapping, etc., using modern technologies and other gadgets.

"That the police should come up with modalities for informally linking up the operations of the civilian JTF with that of the police, under the community policing model, while the State Government should provide the necessary funding for such collaborations."

In the communique, it was also agreed that all security agencies should to take the fight against terrorism to the corridors of the insurgents and do everything possible to end the insurgency in the North-east. In addition to that, state governments should work with the security agencies to create access for farmers to go back to their farms so that economic activities can resume.

Continuing, it said, "That border security should be enhanced by deliberately engaging other neighboring countries and states in matters of security.

"That deliberate effort should be made by the state governments, the North East Development Commission and the police leadership to acquire modern crime-fighting technology for the police and other security agencies to enable them to deploy the same in the fight against insurgency and other crimes.

"That deliberate efforts should also be made to encourage strong intelligence sharing between the traditional rulers, other stakeholders, and the security agencies.

"That there is a need for traditional rulers to be consulted in the recruitment of vigilantes and hunters who would assist the security agents to check insecurity situations in the North-east zone."

According to sources, the Nigerian Government s currently considering the idea of opening another negotiation with the terrorists amid claims of mass defects in the Islamic sect.

Furthermore, Buhari's administration is believed to be prepared to pay huge sums of money and amnesty deals to all members of the group who chooses to leave the camp.

SOURCES: Sahara Reporters

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Biafra: "We are here on ground meeting you head on" - IPOB to Miyetti Allah

        Published Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 15:45 CET by @BIAFRA TODAY
IPOB Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu


IPOB PRESS RELEASE 5/11/2019

It has come to the knowledge and attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the recent unguarded threat by the leadership of Miyetti Allah against Biafrans over their resumption of the illegal terror induced movement of cattle through farms and villages in Biafraland.

This is not the first time representatives of the caliphate through their various mouthpiece have threatened the lives of peaceful law-abiding citizens of Biafra. It happened with their treasonous quit notice and has continued through Ango Abdulahi et al culminating in this abominable utterance by the leadership of Miyetti Allah.

We IPOB do not blame Miyetti Allah but the caliphate imposed spineless and compromised political leaders that occupy government houses across our land. Having sensed the fear, impotence and political hopelessness of these quislings that call themselves governors in the East, Miyetti Allah (which is the glorified name for Fulani herdsmen) have been emboldened to continue issuing threats of further bloodshed if their demands are not met.

The most shocking of all is that ordinary citizens who for years now have been at the receiving end of Fulani terror and savagery appear transfixed with fear and have wimpishly surrendered their fate to murderous cattle herders from God knows where.

Miyetti Allah along with their foot soldiers in the Nigerian army must understand that their deal with southeast governors is not applicable to IPOB. The same way IPOB today is dedicated to the defense of Ebonyi State and Anambra West before it, is how every inch of Biafran territory will be defended. Our ongoing resistance in Ebonyi is a testament to this very fact.

South-East political leadership may have surrendered our land but we IPOB will never and can never contemplate such. We will not surrender the land of our ancestors to this invading bloodthirsty horde from the Sahel no matter the political package they wrapped it under.

IPOB is ready for these terrorists in whatever guise they might use to come into our land. One thing is certain, Miyetti Allah with their support and sponsorship from the federal government, South East governors led by Dave Umahi and Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nina nwodo will not succeed no matter what they do. Miyetti Allah and their sponsors are the real terrorists and shall remain so in our eyes.

Their strategy of threats and terror cannot work with us. They cannot succeed because IPOB is here on the ground and meeting them head-on. Ruga settlement nonsense is dead in our land and cannot be imposed on us.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

Edited & Published
By IPOB WRITERS