Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra/IPOB news headlines for today Saturday, June 12th, 2021.
Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, ESN, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups:
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stated that he was prepared to die for Nigeria the day he joined the Nigerian Army.
Naija News reports that the president stated this in a nationwide broadcast to mark June 12, 2021, Democracy Day.
Despite the growing agitation by some groups for Biafra and Oduduwa, Buhari maintained that he is committed to defending Nigeria’s corporate existence.
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will deal with those sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the president stated this during an exclusive interview with NTA on Friday.
According to Buhari, those sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria are people who have been made irrelevant and are only trying to register their presence through violence.
Buhari said, “Their motive is that, since they have been made irrelevant, they want to use the resources they have accumulated over the years to prove that they are still around.
“The administration will deal with them, anybody caught will be dealt with.”
A political activist, Kayode Ogundamisi, has accused the militia arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) – Eastern Security Network (ESN) – of kidnapping a policewoman.
In a post on his Twitter handle. Ogundamisi alleged that ESN abducted the policewoman and made her identify the homes of fellow officers to be assassinated.
He wrote: “Just to break it down, Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB armed wing aka ESN kidnapped a @PoliceNG woman and made her point the homes of Nigeria police officers to be assassinated. @ukhomeoffice and @ukinNigeria officially classify IPOB and its armed militia wing ESN as a nonviolent group.”