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The effects of the Nigerian army’s assault against IPOB in Abia State

Despite a court hearing scheduled for 17 October, the Nigerian Army, under the guise of a military exercise, went into Umuahia, the capital of Abia state in the country’s South-East, in an attempt to get at Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra. The operation, which was disguised as a military exercise, Python Dance II, …

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Why Nigeria is facing secessionist fervour, again

Almost half a century after a secessionist war in southeastern Nigeria ended, a renewed push for an independent state known as Biafra is stoking fresh conflict. Thousands of troops have been deployed in the region, which is mainly populated by ethnic Igbos. The forces have rounded up scores of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or Ipob, the main …

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“Nnamdi Kanu disappointed me” – pro-Biafran activist

As Nnamdi Kanu turns into a fugitive, on the run from the Nigerian military who raided his home in Afaraukwu, Abia State last week, a fierce debate is raging among those who supported his separatist cause. Kanu is the self-appointed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), advocating the secession of southeast Nigeria, who are majority Igbos, from the …

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Nigerian military declares IPOB a “militant terrorist organisation”

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has issued a statement today branding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a “terrorist organisation”. The statement from the Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche declared that: “After due professional analysis and recent developments, it has become expedient to notify the general public that the claim by IPOB actors that the organisation is non-violent is not true. “Hence, …

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OBJ vs OUK: The battle of the crooks

A former aide of Orji Uzor Kalu, the ex governor of Abia State has told Naijiant.com how Kalu and former president Olusegun Obasanjo fell out as both battled for influence in Nigeria. The source said Kalu, from his days at Government College Umuahia, was involved in the occult.  He would spend most nights in the dormitory burning incense and chanting …

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