Igbo Should Prepare For Owo-like Attacks From Fulani Terrorists – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has urged Igbo to prepare for attacks like those of Owo from Fulani terrorists.
The group claimed that Fulani terrorists were planning to carry out deadly attacks in the region.
Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, alleged that terrorists were planning to replicate the attacks on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, across the Southeast.
In a statement he signed, Powerful said they would disguise as persons who converted to Christianity and were disowned by their families.
The statement by Powerful on Tuesday partly reads: “We, the global family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our prophet and indefatigable liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, has deemed it necessary to once again alert the Christians and the general public that Fulani people have devised another means of attack against Christians, churches and non-Muslims in Biafraland.
READ ALSO: IPOB Wants Kumuyi To Cancel Planned Crusade Over Insecurity
“The information contained in the intel received from our intelligence unit ‘the M.Branch’ is that they want to replicate a similar or deadlier terrorists act that was unleashed in Owo Catholic Church, Ogun state.
“We advise Christians and other religious leaders to sit up, be on alert and be security conscious as strange seeming worshippers of non-Igbo ethnicity would infiltrate their midst to commit havoc. They must be on the lookout for Fulani-looking persons that may come to join them in pretence as converted Christians, do not also be deceived into thinking that Fulanis don’t speak Igbo, dress like Igbo and behave like indigenes because they do. So many of them were born and brought up in Igbo-land and they know not just all nooks and crannies; they also understand all events and their seasons.
“These terrorists and bandits have flooded Biafraland, especially the commercial cities like Aba, and others in Abia State, where Pastor Kumuyi had chosen for his aborted crusade.
“They parade themselves as having converted to Christianity and are being rejected by their Muslim families in the North, which for us is a tragedy waiting to happen.
“They now attach Christian names to their names as religious tricks to have you accept them. Examples are Emmanuel Kabiru Sule, Mathew Christian Shehu, John Lewis Katsina and others.
“They tell very pathetic stories that touch the hearts of people of conscience like the Igbos; please don’t allow them, they are terrorists and bandits. Christians in Biafraland should know that they are the next target and they must take absolute security precautions as their plans are deadlier than can be imagined.
“Churches must introduce tighter and properly detailed security measures. Do not fall for this Fulani hoodwinking; they’re in our midst now.
“Always return home early, recognize and note the people and things around you.”
IPOB also urged market leaders to beef up security around their various markets because “these Fulani bandits have earmarked business places.”
READ ALSO: Between Democratic Leadership And Elite Nationalism: Which Is Nigeria’s Problem?
“All markets leaders are advised to beef up their securities because markets, where our people stay and do business, are another important target for Fulani bandits they have encircled everywhere but they will fail, and nobody should entertain fear because IPOB/ESN are waiting for them, however, be sure to take precautionary measures.0
“Don’t be quick to point or direct a stranger to your pastor and your reverend fathers or rabbi or any other worker in your church. In the meantime, avoid nights out and late-night meetings and programmes. Dangers ahead are too enormous, be ready for what is to come Biafrans and report suspected movements to IPOB office around you, we must bring them down they will not succeed.
“We have been encountering some of them at night and day,” he claimed.
Read more authentic news on our social media platforms
Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.
Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola
BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.
BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK
A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK
They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.
Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.
She was cleared of the same charge.
The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.
NEW TIMES CULTURE
Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor
Death At Dawn, Rebirth At Dusk
Why GOFAMINT General Overseer Demoted His Deputy
BREAKING: UK Suspends Work, Study, Family Visas For Nigerians Over Ukraine War
BREAKING: First Nigerian Female Vice Chancellor Alele-Williams Is Dead
Opinion3 days ago
With Us, Not For US
Opinion4 days ago
The 2023 Elections And The Newness Of Nigeria
Opinion1 day ago
Opinion5 days ago
Overcoming Policy Execution Trap As Nigeria’s Development Challenge
Latest News5 days ago
Why We Won’t Congratulate Oborevwori On Delta Gubernatorial Victory – Deta APC