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107 IPOB Members Arrested In Ghana

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About 107 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by security operatives in Ghana.

The spokesman of the prohibited group, Emma Powerful, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, noting that 25 of the victims had been summarily deported to Nigeria

The statement alleged that ‘Biafrans’ living in Ghana were arrested, intimidated, harassed, tortured and humiliated by the government of Ghana and its security agencies.

“We still remember the role by Ghana during the genocidal war unleashed on the good people of Biafra between 1967 and 1970. IPOB has not forgotten how Ghana refused to help the children of Biafra during that war of annihilation by the Nigeria Government supported by British authorities in their botched bid to annihilate Biafra from the surface of the earth.

“It is shameful and unfortunate that Ghana government and her security operatives could arrest Biafrans living in their country, about 107 people in their monthly meeting, detained and deported 25 people of them to Nigeria and others were nowhere to be found.

“Our family in Ghana were still looking for whereabouts of them, we are telling good people of Ghana to look for our people living in Ghana and produce them to Biafrans government or they get ready for the consequences,” the statement said.

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“We are looking for 82 citizens of Biafra in Ghana. Ghana arrested a 2-year-old citizen of Biafra and detained them incommunicado for two weeks in Ghana prison yards without taking them to court.

“Recently Ghana government, led by Nana Dankwa Akufua Ado and his security agencies renewed their hatred for the people of Biafra. From 2019 till date, the Ghana government and its partners in crime have been clamping down on Biafra businesses in Ghana. This is sheer wickedness.

“We are calling on Ghanaian and friends of Ghana president to inform him that he should stop collaborating with the Fulani-controlled Federal Government of Nigeria to oppress Biafra. We are keeping records. Nana Ado should not be allowed to make Ghana perpetual enemies of Biafra because of his selfish interest,” the IPOB statement said.

 

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Ooni Opens Up On Meeting With Buhari Over Igboho

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Ooni Opens Up On Meeting With Buhari Over Igboho

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has disclosed what transpired during his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

In an interview with BBC, the monarch said the agitator rejected advice offered him by monarchs sent to dialogue with him.

Ooni said that during the meeting, Buhari was informed of the reasons for Igboho’s agitation.

In his reaction, Buhari said Igboho needed to be “calm and patient”.

The president also asked monarchs in the South-West to advise Igboho against moves that were lawless.

The monarch, who said Igboho had a just cause to fight, said he should have been more diplomatic.

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He alleged that Igboho was misled by politicians, insisting that the activist deserved the support of monarchs in the region.

Ooni said he had forgiven Igboho and already working to get him freed from detention in Benin Republic.

He urged other Yoruba Nation agitators to consider dialogue.

He said: “I have always told the government to call the agitators for a dialogue. Sunday Igboho grew up in Ife. All that he has become today, started from Ife. He fought the Ife and Modakeke war and both lands belong to Ife. He is a son of the soil.

“He wanted to fight for his kinsmen. He stood up and fought for those killed in Oke Ogun. We thank God for preserving his life. He tried his best but he was overwhelmed by different pieces of advice from people.

“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them.

“I visited President Buhari on his case and we discussed it. I told him that Igboho is our son, he told me that he (Igboho) should stay calm and exercise patience. The president told me that monarchs should warn him to be calm.

“After I left Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but Igboho did not listen. He started abusing everyone, including the monarchs I sent to him.

“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail.

“We are trying our best to secure his release.

READ ALSO: Ooni Warns Against Communal Crisis Over Modakeke Killings

“It is better to fight together. We can only achieve our goal if we are united.

“No one can fight with the government alone. You’ve to be diplomatic.”

 

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Bandits Kill 17 In Mosque

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Bandits Kill 17 In Mosque

Seventeen people were killed as bandits invaded a mosque in Maza Kuka village in Mashegu local government area of Niger State.

Also, 18 people were said to have been abducted during the attack on Monday morning.

The gunmen invaded the community on motorcycles while the residents were performing their morning prayers, shooting sporadically into the air.

Sources said that the gunmen shot at some victims, leaving 17 dead.
Some of the residents said on phone they were still in shock over the attack, which they said took them by surprise.

The Maza Kuka and Kulhu communities in Mashegu local government council of Niger State are bordering Kianji Lake Forest where most of the bandits are said to be taking refuge.

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The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the attack to reporters.

He said that 16 people were killed in the mosque while one other was killed at Kaboji village by the gunmen.

Matane said that the State Government had sent a team of military personnel to the forest to fish out bandits hiding there.

The Chairman of Mashegu local government council, Alhaji Alhassan Isa Maza-Kuka also confirmed the incident, describing it as very devastating to the people.

He said that the attack was uncalled for especially as the people were in the mosque for prayers.

Alhassan disclosed that one of the injured people was in a critical condition and had been referred to the Minna General Hospital for medical attention.

 

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Federal University, Lokoja Honours Toyin Falola, Holds Conference

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Federal University, Lokoja Honours Toyin Falola, Holds Conference

The Department of History and International Studies, Federal University, Lokoja will hold a national conference in honour of renowned historian Prof. Toyin Falola.

The theme of the conference is “Insurgency, Armed Banditry, And Ethno-religious Conflicts In Central Nigeria.”

The event billed for 10:00 a.m. on November 10, 2021 at the University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus, is one of the ceremonies of the fifth convocation of the university.

Falola is a Professor of African History and Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin , U.S.A.

Prof. Falola’s research interest is African history and the geographic areas of interest include Africa, Latin America, and the United States. Falola’s thematic fields include Atlantic history, diaspora and migration, empire and globalization, intellectual history, international relations, religion and culture.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Falola who is author and editor of more than one hundred books, makes regular interventions in the simmering and overt socioeconomic and political crises of his country Nigeria and continent Africa.

 

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