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IPOB Not Responsible for Akunyili’s Death – Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo



Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo has dismissed insinuations that Doctor Chike Akunyili, husband to the late information minister Prof. Dora Akunyili was killed by members of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.

Spokesperson of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, Alex Ogbonnia stated this while condemning the attack on the renowned doctor.

Doctor Chike Akunyili was reportedly on his way back to Enugu from a meeting to honour his late wife in Onitsha when his vehicle was attacked by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

The gunmen opened fire on the vehicle killing Dr Chike, his driver and his police orderly.

The incident happened at Umuoji junction in Idemili North Local government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday evening.

The Police is yet to confirm the incident at the time of this report.

When contacted by Nigeria Info, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga promised to get back with details.

However, a brother to the late Akinyuli accused IPOB of being the mastermind.

“IPOB killed my senior brother. Why?” Cyril Akinyuli wrote on his Facebook page.

But the Ohaneze spokesperson believes the action was carried out by hoodlums, who pose as IPOB members to pitch Igbo people against themselves.

“It is a shock to the Igbo community as a whole, I describe it as barbaric,” Ogbanaiya said.

“I don’t want to believe it’s an IPOB act, many hoodlums hide under IPOB to commit various crimes.’

“The IPOB philosophy is the welfare of the Igbos, but unfortunately just like the time of #ENDSARS, hoodlums hijacked #ENDSARS and gave it a different interpretation and direction, same thing is happening now.”

Ogbonnia described the death of Doctor Akunyili as a great loss to the Igbo community.

He urged the federal government to introduce state and community policing to strengthen the security architecture of the country.

“Ohaneze identified a long time ago that the security architecture of the country has to be reorganized.

“I call it decentralization, call it community policing so that it will be easy to contain the crime as the population grow.

“Imagine a DPO (Divisional Police Officer) from Sokoto, from Ogun, from Bayelsa sent to come take charge of my village as a DPO.

“He doesn’t understand the language of the people, he doesn’t even understand the culture of the people. How will he fight crime effectively? That is why we are talking about restructuring the police force.”

Before his death, Doctor Chike Akunyili ran St Leo Hospital in Enugu.

He was married to former information minister, and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) boss, the late Professor Dora Akinyuli.

By Emmanuel Onwuka,


I Cannot Do Anything To Release Nnamdi Kanu, He Should Go Ahead And Defend Himself In The Court – Buhari Finally Breaks Silence




The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari has categorically made it clear that he can not release the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in DSS custody.

Remember that the Eastern leader and some traditional ruler had previous gone to Aso Villa Abuja in respect to seek for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

In response, The president earlier assured them that he will consider their request but didn’t state if he will be released or not.

Going forward, in a recent publication by Punch Newspaper, the Commander in chief of Nigeria armed forces, Buhari has openly come out to stated vividly that he cannot do anything to free IPOB leader, urging that he should go ahead and defend himself in the court of law.

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Stop celebrating just because Army killed bandit leader, wait until they crush all of them which I know Nigerian soldiers Cannot – renowned Islamic Leader, Gumi Says




As the nation celebrated onslaught by the Nigerian military in decimating bandits who continued to make life unbearable to many citizens, especially the recent bombing by Nigerian Airforce jets in Zamfara where two bandit leaders were reportedly killed,the camp of renowned Islamic Sheikh, Dr.Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has called on the military to further convince the public by showing evidence.

A member of the Gumi camp and traditional title holder of ‘Dan Iyan Fika in Yobe State, Alhaji Tukur Mamu, told journalists in an interview, that “the simple question is that we should ask ourselves…for example these reports that they are saying that they’ve bombarded this camp and that camp,is there any evidence on the ground?”


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Declare ‘Golden Dawn’ Operation In Niger, Kaduna States Under Bandits, Terrorists — IPOB Tells Nigerian Army




The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the Nigerian Army for launching Operation Golden Dawn in the South-East region of the country.

The group alleged that the operation was another scheme of the military men to embark on a killing spree of residents of the region, similar to what was done with Python Dance in which many lives were lost in 2017.

According to IPOB, it is disgraceful that the military operatives leave Northern Nigeria that is being ravaged with terrorism and banditry, only to concentrate on the South-East and other southern regions.

In a statement by Emma Powerful and obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, IPOB berated political leaders in the region for not speaking against the operation.

The statement partly read, “This operation is another round of secret genocide akin to the infamous Python Dance by the Nigerian Army. This is another ploy by the military to continue their reckless killing of Igbo youths just because we want to have our independence.

“We wonder why a special military operation would be launched in the South-East why the same military has looked away from Kaduna, Niger and other northern states which have become a slaughter ground by Fulani bandits and terrorists decimating Christian communities almost unchallenged.

“The level of insecurity in South-East which of course was created by the same Nigeria security agencies is a far cry to the state of near-anarchy in the northern region. Why is it during special military operations that the Fulani controlled federal government remembers South East but when it has to do with infrastructure and appointments they go North?

“Our message to the operatives deployed for this wicked special operation is to make sure they don’t kill any innocent Biafran or IPOB member. If they know where the bandits were created to wreak havoc in the South-East, let them face them. But any day they touch innocent Biafrans in South-East, they will regret their action.

“They should be ashamed of themselves that even soldiers are being killed by Fulani bandits in the North but they are here declaring a special operation in a relatively peaceful region.

“We pity South-East politicians and the political elite who lack understanding of the times. They are only after their political interest in 2023.”

Recall that the Nigerian Army on Sunday announced special military exercises in the South-East, South-West and South-South regions of the country, codenamed ‘Golden Dawn’, ‘Enduring Peace’, and ‘Still Water.’

The army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Sunday, said Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, will perform the flag-off in Enugu State.

He had said the exercises, which were routine, were to stem the tide of criminality as the yuletide approached.

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