MASSOB Joins IPOB In Camaraderie, Blasts NPF And Tells Them To Be Allowed To Bury Eze Kanu And His Wife In Peace
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB yesterday insisted for the umpteenth time that its members would attend the burial of the parents of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Afaraukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.
This is in direct contradiction to the directives issued by the police in Abia State, which the Awareness shared a couple of days ago. (Click here for that report)
IPOB in one of the blizzard of statements by both sides and signed and released yesterday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful (above), shared:
“If the military might of the Almajiri Nigerian North, the grand conspiracy of the judiciary and mind-numbing treachery of Igbo governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo could not stop IPOB, how much less an unknown Fulani boy-boy and servant in police uniform in Umuahia.
“It is important we inform the Fulani masters of this Okon and those parading themselves as military officers in Afaraukwu Umuahia to beware because they cannot stop IPOB from coming to the burial of our leader’s parents on February 14, 2020. All the years of threats and brutal crackdowns on IPOB have all resulted in making IPOB more defiant, determined and ruthless in our pursuit of the noble goal of Biafra liberation.”
“In the sad history of Nigeria, never has there been an edict or warning issued against those mourning the passing of loved ones.”
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has backed IPOB in its position and has also warned the Abia State Commissioner of Police Okon (below) to desist from creating any artificial tension in the state and allow the bereaved family and sympathisers to concentrate on the burial arrangements for the late traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu
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MASSOB explicitly insisted that any police interference even through unguided and insensitive statements on the burial of late traditional ruler of Afaraukwu and his wife, is creating distraction and confusion in Afaraukwu community and the South-East in general.
The MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu (above), speaking from Awka in Anambra State, called the state Commissioner of Police to order and cautioned the police steer clear and allow the mourners to bury their dead in peace.
The Awareness Special News team arrived in Umuahia in full force yesterday and will continue to update you on all developments before, during and after the burial.