Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra/IPOB news headlines for today Sunday, July 11th, 2021.
Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, ESN, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups:
The apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has pledged its support for the arrested leader of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group made this known in a communique issued after the meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) held on Saturday in Enugu and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia.
Ohanaeze also raised a legal team led by the National Legal Adviser of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and eminent Igbo leaders to monitor Kanu’s trial.
The group, however, asked the Federal Government to try Kanu within the ambit of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in line with global best practices.
The self-acclaimed founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emeka Emekesiri, has again accused Nnamdi Kanu of hijacking IPOB from him and the originators of the group.
Speaking in a broadcast, Emekesiri stated that the arrested pro-Biafra activist built a “cult of gangsters.”
The self-acclaimed IPOB founder, who stated that he had made submissions for the actualization of Biafra before the National Assembly and court, stated that Nnamdi Kanu was not speaking for people of the Southeast.
The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has stated that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will not die in detention.
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.
Speaking in his church on Saturday, Primate Ayodele stated that the IPOB leader would eventually be granted bail again.