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There Will Never Be Biafra Again – Lauretta Onochie

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Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says there will never be a Republic of Biafra again.

She stated this on Monday following Imo attacks which the police have accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra of being the masterminds.

Onochie, who is from Southern Nigeria, tweeted a video showing the then Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, receiving the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who facilitated the surrender of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970. Effiong had assumed leadership of the secessionist state after the Biafran leader, Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, fled to Ivory Coast in the heat of the civil war.

“The very day nails were put in the coffin of Biafra. There’ll never be Biafra again, Never!” the President’s aide captioned the video.

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Dissatisfaction over the Nigerian State and the quest for sovereignty had led Ojukwu to declare the exit of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria in May 1967. The Biafran territory essentially comprised the South-East region of Nigeria.

The declaration led to a civil war that lasted two and half years as the Nigerian State under Gowon battled to unify the soul of the country using state powers and military might.

The war ended in January 1970 with the South-East region back in Nigeria but the civil war left a ghoulish imprint on the Nigerian history with squalid tales of deaths, blood, hunger, horror, sorrow and more deaths.

However, decades later, secessionist agitations resurfaced in the South-East. The agitation, this time, is being championed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

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The Buhari regime had in September 2017 outlawed IPOB and declared that the activities of the group constituted an act of terrorism and illegality.

Of late, IPOB formed the Eastern Security Network but the security outfit has no backing of the governors of the South-East. It has, therefore, been at loggerheads with state-authorised security agencies like the police and the army.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, accused IPOB’s ESN operatives of being the masterminds of attacks on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison, which led to the release of over 1,800 inmates and the destruction of scores of vehicles and state assets.

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Relief on the faces of Philip Effiong 2nd in command to Ojukwu & his men as they surrender says #NeverAgainBiafra

The joy on d face of d then Head of state Yakubu Gowon says, #OneNigeria.

The very day nails were put in the coffin of #Biafra There’ll never be Biafra again, Never.

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Southeast: Deployment of military may lead to Nigeria’s break up – Ohanaeze

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“Southeast has remained the nation’s safest place for foreign and local investments. What is happening now is not strange as the UK Ambassador announced in his earlier warnings that Northern bandits were sponsored to the South, possibly to wreak havoc and tensions in the region.

“Our belief and suspicions were reinforced through evidences of serial attacks and violence perpetrated in our zone by ‘unknown gunmen’, a few weeks after UK’s warnings of exodus of Northern bandits heading towards South, with provocative agenda to inflict crisis, anarchy and promotion of civil disturbances, especially in the peaceful Southeast and South-South for political reasons.”

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He called on President Muhammadu Buhari “to resist the temptation of military deployment to the South-East as the consequences might be disastrous and a preparatory ground for unending guerrilla activities or another avoidable war.

“Ndigbo has implicit confidence on ESN and Ebubeagu for self defense.

“Military must focus on the insurgency in the North and refuse to fight at all fronts at the same time. Ndigbo are emergency experts and any infiltration in the process of Igbo defensive mechanism might spell doom for Nigeria.

“Ndigbo don’t need military assistance now, except there are high level manipulations to destabilize and destroy our region for political purposes and deny Ndigbo presidency in 2023.”

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Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, gave the caution in a statement he made available to DAILY POST on Sunday

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We’ll make southeast hot for governors if…, IPOB warns

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“If the South East governors in collaboration with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and some “treacherous’ tradinonal rulers, and President Generals of some communities do not stop compiling names of suspected operatives of the Eastern Security Network, ESN as well as IPOB members and supporters for persecution, IPOB will make the zone too hot for them.”

IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, claimed that its intelligence unit uncovered “a secret file” containing the list of the suspected ESN and IPOB members.

The list according to the statement is to be handed over to the security agencies for torture and elimination.

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IPOB which said the idea was suggested to South East Leaders by the federal government to weaken ESN regretted that efforts of the security outfit for flush out killer herdsmen from the zone were being sabotaged by the selfish political elite.

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Don’t Let Your Children Join ESN Osita Okechukwu Cautions Parents

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Don’t allow your children join ESN, Nnamdi Kanu should return to Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu cautions parents

“IPOB and Kanu’s agitation is pointless and aimless; our people should ignore his lies.”

“Don’t listen to IPOB. Our young boys who are in IPOB were not there during the war, they never traveled. If you come to Adamawa, you go to Zwingina’s town or you go to Mubi, an extreme part of Adamawa, you will find our brothers and sisters who are doing well. Did IPOB ask them about their own choice? If you go to Oron which is the other extreme, you find Igbo people there doing well, IPOB did not ask them what they want.

“What IPOB is saying are all lies. Tell your children that the Igbos are happy all over the country. Nnamdi Kanu don’t know what he’s doing in IPOB. Someone who couldn’t finish his studies in England. Nnamdi Kanu failed in school, he couldn’t get a degree.

“Let nobody tell us lies or tell your children to go and join ESN. There’s no ESN. The Southeast governors have formed what they call Ebubeagu. If your vigilantes want to join, let them join Ebubeagu, don’t join ESN. If they want to join ESN, let their Commander, Nnamdi Kanu come home if it is true. Don’t allow him to take your children to where they will be killed because all he’s saying are lies,” Okechukwu cautioned.

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu issued the warning during a meeting organized by Chairman of the Enugu state membership registration and revalidation committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Jonathan Zwingina, on Thursday,

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