Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra/IPOB news headlines for today Thursday, June 17th, 2021.
Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, ESN, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups:
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, has warned that no harm must befall the counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Naija News recalls that Ifeanyi Ejiofor’s Anambra residence was invaded by armed policemen and soldiers.
Speaking in a statement by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, Sunday Igboho said Ejiofor is not only a lawyer for IPOB and Kanu but also Igboho and the Yoruba agitators.
He restated that any attack on IPOB or the people of the South-East is an attack on him and other Yoruba agitators.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, noted that no matter the attacks on his loyalists in the Southeast, the Biafra nation will emerge.
The IPOB leader had accused the Nigerian Army and operatives of the Nigeria Police Force of killing members of the group with the aim of stopping the agitation.
Security agencies on their own part had also accused members of IPOB and Eastern Security Network of killing their personnel in the region.
According to Kanu, the actualization of Biafra would still take place despite the alleged killings.
A man alleged to have been an informant used by the Nigerian Army to give away the late commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s Eastern Security Network (ESN), Ikonso Don, has been killed.
It will be recalled that Ikonso was killed in Imo State during a joint operation by security forces comprising the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services (DSS).
As reported by Naija News, Commander Ikonso was killed during the gun battle between security operatives and the insurgents while six of his fighters were also arrested.
In a revenge attack, gunmen gunned down the victim, whose name had yet to be ascertained, in a village between Imo and Anambra states, where he was believed to be hiding.