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Biafra: IPOB Members Want To Kill Me – BBC Reporter Reveals

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A British Broadcasting Corporation BBC) Igbo reporter, Obiejesi Chukwunaeme Kingsley, has accused some memebers of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of trying to kill him.

In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Kingsley said some IPOB are angry because he is reporting what they do not like.

Though he did not mention IPOB’s name, he identified them with what they use to describe themselves ‘Umu Chinese.’

The BBC Reporter however stated that he is familiar with such death threats being a journalist.

Kingsley wrote, “As a journalist working with BBC Igbo Service, I am not new to death threats. Myself and my colleagues get death threats on a daily basis. Sometimes it hurts, but most times I laugh it off.

“The interesting thing is that the people that threaten to kill me and my colleagues, are the same people that refer to themselves as “Ụmụ Chineke” or “ụmụ Chukwu okike Abiama”. Is it not funny?

“I am not allowed to join issues with these death mongers, but whenever I see the threats, I reply in my heart: “My name is Chukwunaeme. Ejirọ ọnwụ eyi m egwu.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.