IPOB/Army clash: South-east governors, Ekweremadu in closed-door meeting

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]
South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

The governors of the South-east states have entered into a meeting in Enugu State expected to deliberate on the recent rising tension in the region.

Some members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, during the week clashed repeatedly with soldiers as the military commenced preparations for exercise Egwu Eke II (Python Dance ll) which officially commenced on Friday.

The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts remains unknown after the army stormed his country home in Afara-Ibeku, Umuahia the state capital on Thursday.

On Wednesday soldiers on show of force attacked journalists at the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, secretariat in Umuahia, the Abia State capital destroying gadgets and manhandling some of them.

The army later apologised for the assault on journalists.

Injured casualties have also been recorded by both the security agencies and the pro-Biafan group leading to calls by some Nigerians for the federal government to halt the exercise.

The Army has said the exercise will continue and was meant to check criminality in the region.

The governors are expected to meet with some leaders of the zone to deliberate and come out with a blueprint on how to address the situation and challenges being posed by Mr. Kanu and his group whose campaign for secession of the zone from Nigeria has generated lots of tension in the country.

As at press time, the chairman of the forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and his Abia State counterpart, have arrived the Enugu Government House venue of the meeting; where they were welcomed by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and his Imo counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, have also arrived at the venue. So also is Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

Mr. Kanu had two days ago announced his withdrawal from the meeting citing security reports he got that the Army was planning to ambush and kill him on the way to the meeting.


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  • Hassan Lawal

    …the Kanu boy think say dis one na Nigeria Police…he go soon do normal!!!

    • Victoria

      This Kanu boy can cause problem but cannot wait and face the consequence. And he want to become Biara president. Shame!

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Go and get a proper education . Your English is so poor

        • Julius

          But kanu will good English is hiding …imagine that

      • 0tile

        Only brutes and unintelligent people resort to violence and bloodshed to solve problems. Shame on blood_suckers and unintelligent brutes.

        • duwdu

          You and Nnamdi Kanu were not already resorting to violence when K’ánú ordered and goaded you to burn down the country, and you’ve started by burning down a police station and murdering some members of the security forces?

          You’re simply the architect of your own destruction, especially as your mumu along with K’ánú has now become murderous.

          You relatively few but loud miscreants’ propaganda no longer cuts it, my friend.

          ……..
          P34c3
          …..

          • 0tile

            You are a slave of the murderous fulanis. If you blame them for their wrongdoing they will behead you, that’s why you can’t criticize them. Sorry for you.

      • Screw-em

        The clown is a demonic moron and his appeased fools are not far behind.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Demanding for Referendum is never a crime any where in the world

    • Akiika

      Does these hateful rhetorics from Nnamdi Kanu sound like demanding for referendum?

      “…When we speak, the Zoo trembles, that is what happens when a cattle rearing terrorist and paedophile is your ruler.”

      “If you find anybody in your village asking after Radio Biafra kill the baboon Awusa Foolani or Yoruba bastard. Let them keep searching as we keep tweeting for #Biafra.”

      “Buhari is a shameless Paedophile and rapist.”

      “Buhari is a Terrorist he should be killed.”

      “Nigeria is a zoo and everybody living in that Godforsaken zoo deserves to die.”

      “Kumuyi should be stoned and dealt with thoroughly if he comes to Aba for his planned crusade.”

      “The imbecilic Goodluck Jonathan is a disgrace to humanity and deserves to be skinned alive for handing over to an Hausa goat.”

      “By the time we finish dealing with the animals in the zoo, there’ll be none left to tell the story.”

      “We are assembling weapons and we need some more money to thoroughly equip our military to enable us unleash mayhem on Nigeria.”

      “Niger Deltans are cowards; we know what to do to them. Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Edo and Cross Rivers State are our territory and anybody who tries to oppose us will be crushed.”

      “Buhari married his wife after raping her several times, the records are there.”

      “No Ibo man should attend any Church where the pastor is a Yoruba man, they are criminals and fools.”

      “Nigeria should prepare for war, we are coming to annihilate you, my secret service are already studying the zoo and strategising.”

      “Its either Biafra or death…”

      If you have relative among them still in the East, i’ll advise you to call them to order. IPOB has been declared terrorist organization. It is a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization.

      • systematic

        Mr illiterate I want to informed u that ur moron leader KANU have flight from biafraud land as we are speaking

    • Julius

      True and threatening the country is never accepted by the government of any country either.

  • Ukele

    Nigerian Army never declared Boko Haram a terrorist organization, even though Boko had beheaded some soldiers and air force men. They say Boko Haram was caused by poverty in north east, so they are giving captured Boko Haram money to rehabilitate and return to society. IPOB never beheaded anyone and never carried arms, and they are declared terrorist org?

    • Julius

      You actually want ipob to be treated like BK ? Be careful of what you wish for.

    • systematic

      U are a big lieyer

    • Victor Daniel

      Hello, Both the States and EU have declared BH a terrorist group. What more do you want?
      As Mr. Julius said, ‘Be Careful Of What You WISH For’

  • obiora

    Igbo Governors must stop these their Foolishness by trying to call their Enemy ,Friend. Nigeria and Biafra can never live together in peace. We are too different to each other and Nigeria Hate Bafrans with passion. So they should stop these their Local politics and Go to America and Britain together and lay the complain to them.

  • systematic

    Can u imaging the hero has run from his house

  • systematic

    KANU said hi is not afraid of anything wright. Y hi run from his father house

    • Apostel

      This coward has crapped in his pants and hide in the bush like monkey Tompolo.

  • Agba

    My advise to IPOB members,make sure you don’t go down alone,drag the Nigeria with you,by setting SOUTH against the NORTH,you know what to do,Nigerian army will find it difficult to control.Boko haram will use that opportunity to take over the whole BORNU STATE

    • Enemona

      And then the same Boko-Haram, due to the instability all around, would ride freely down to your village. I guess, in the midst of this, you would be chilling with a bottle of wine in your ivory tower as your kinsmen get slaughtered in their millions. Imbecilic!

      • Agba

        Truth is bitter