IPOB rejects withdrawal of Igbo quit notice

IPOB members in a rally
IPOB members in a rally

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected the withdrawal of the quit notice issued to the Igbos by the Coalition of Northern Groups.

The coalition had ordered the Igbos to leave the north on or before October 1, 2017, but a suspension of the notice was announced on Thursday by the group’s spokesperson Abdulazeez Suleiman, at a press briefing at the Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja.

But a statement issued by the IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Friday, said the withdrawal was inconsequential as far as their aspirations were concerned.

“It is inconsequential to IPOB whether the ‘quit notice’ was rescinded or not because it will in no way impact the pace and direction of our effort to restore Biafra. If they had any honour, they will ‘stick to it,’’ he said.

”Threats don’t have any effect on us, so our advice to the Arewa North is to please stick to the October 1 deadline or else they have no honour. We urge all Southerners in the core North to return home before October 1 as history will most definitely repeat itself,” he added.

He said Southerners (living in the North) must be vigilant despite the assurances given by the coalition.

”Southerners were massacred in the pogroms of 1966 and 1967 after similar assurances were issued then that people should remain in the North. The presence of a serving governor and senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the supposed press briefing confirms what we have always known that the incitement to genocide, which is what the ‘quit notice’ is all about has the blessing of the Arewa political class.’’

IPOB also had verbal barbs for President Muhammadu Buhari.
”If President Muhammadu Buhari is at all serious about clamping down on hate speech, he should arrest those behind the ‘quit notice’ along with their sponsors.

”Trying to drag the name of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, into their unintelligent blood feast will be resisted. If the idea is to cow our leader with calls for his arrest, then those behind the genocidal edict of ‘Igbos must leave the North’ are even dumber than we thought.’’


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  • Razak

    the current leaders of Nigeria should permit the Igbos to secede and form the Biafra state, it doesn’t make any sense if the Igbos are held hostage.

    • Jackson

      No section of Nigeria wants the Igbos around, give them their Biafra so we can all rest peacefully, their noise is getting more irritating by the minute..

      • Maitama Tambari

        Rarak and Jackson, it is not the Ndigbos that are the problem, it is their selfish ungrateful attitude. Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and current Ndigbos States constitute the dead Biafra enclave. Already the non Ndigbos States have asked the agitators of a dead horse out of it. It is out of their experience while they were in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Cross River is fully aware on how Migeria lost Duala in the Cameroon while Mubi, Gwoza and Sardauna Province became Nigeria territory was because of Ndigbos Administration to those areas. Are we therefore to help those States who want to remain in Nigeria to remain in Nigeria or blindly accept to allow them join the disgruntled and ungrateful citizens of Nigeria. Who is to suffer most?

        • aisha ani

          Can you please rephrase this, it is confusing.

          • Malik Isah

            Na you sabi grammar. Me I understand what his point

          • Julius

            How are you ?

          • aisha ani

            I am good and you?

          • Julius

            Glad to know..I’m awesome as well, thanks. !

          • 0tile

            Aisha, please ignore the touts who are dying to drags you into the gutter with them. You are a decent young lady, you don’t need their company. I always regret it when I say uncomplimentary things to our Yoruba brothers in response to the few touts. Even here we get along with Northerners and Yoruba very well despite the idle talks touts often drag us into. Don’t mind them.

          • aisha ani

            Thanks, have a lovely weekend.

      • Ezemdi

        When fools talk, the ear itches, when fools speakes, understanding is denied or miscarried. It’s a known fact all over the globe that Nigeria is a dead, rotten and useless Nation, whenever Nigeria is mentioned before other Nationals, it stinks, with immediate rejection, no reasonable person or country wants to associate with Nigeria and Nigerians, and that’s why we the Biafrans wants to dissociate with the name and country called Nigeria, where corruption, impunity, cluelessness, and mediocrity is way of life. I have never seen where friendships, relationships and associations are established by compulsion. Thus, Buhari and his cohorts should let Biafrans be, and indeed let us go.

        • Malik Isah

          Hehehehehehe. Not your fault ezemdi, I blame the people who accommodated your kind when your kinsmen banished your ancestors into the evil forest and label you outcasts. You insult people who are magnanimous enough to interact with you without questioning your status.
          Your hatred will lead you to where it is a taboo for you to talk in the gathering of free men, exactly where you belong. You can’t help a pig from being a pig
          Shame on you earth rejects and go back to your evil forest. That is where you were banished to.

      • Julius

        They don’t need referendum to move back home. Then we will know that they are serious and we can start from there. Right ?

  • Oge Chi

    Quit notice or no quit notice .. in Biafra we stand.. no going back

    • Julius

      So move !!!!!

    • 0tile

      See, fraudulent yorubas wouldn’t talk about their own quit notice great ND Agitators gave them, they will not leave either. You will continue to hear some worthless imbeciles among they shout: …lolz, so move !!!!!!. Hopeless traitors

    • Kallah Bature

      Hmm!! Just wait for the no-nonsense and serious PMB’s effect.

  • babajide Balogun

    Perhaps the Arewa youths respect their elders. That’s why they heed to the call of their elders to withdraw the quit notice.
    It is obvious these IPOB nuisance or whatever they are called have no respect for their elders, else they would have sheath their swords after serving officials of state consulted with them on their agitation.

    • Ezemdi

      When fools talk, the eye itches, when fools speakes, understanding is denied or miscarried. It’s a known fact all over the globe that Nigeria is a dead, rotten and useless Nation, whenever Nigeria is mentioned before other Nationals, it stinks, with immediate rejection, no reasonable person or country wants to associate with Nigeria and Nigerians, and that’s why we the Biafrans wants to dissociate with the name and country called Nigeria, where corruption, impunity, cluelessness, and mediocrity is way of life. I have never seen where friendships, relationships and associations are established by compulsion. Thus, Buhari and his cohorts should let Biafrans be, and indeed let us go.

      • Malik Isah

        Hehehehehehe. Not your fault ezemdi, I blame the people who accommodated your kind when your kinsmen banished your ancestors into the evil forest and label you outcasts. You insult people who are magnanimous enough to interact with you without questioning your status.
        Your hatred will lead you to where it is a taboo for you to talk in the gathering of free men, exactly where you belong. You can’t help a pig from being a pig
        Shame on you earth rejects and go back to your evil forest.

        • Julius

          lol, a pg with lipstick is still a pig !!

      • Julius

        Tell me who are the people holding you back ? You don’t have to wait for referendum to move back home and I’n sure you do know that. So, why lying ? Just pack from all the corners of the country and move and see if anybody will be begging you to stay. We are tired of your fake rants…just GO !!!

      • babajide Balogun

        I am not one to beg igbos to stay in the union. If you feel like leaving, pls with all pleasure. But the reality of your frustration with Nigeria will continue in Biafra or whatever name you choose to call new republic. Problems do go away by walking away from it. The frustration many Nigerians have with the country has got nothing to do with any ethnic identity. There are frustrated Hausa/Fulani in this country not less than the frustrated Yorubas or Ijaws. Staying together to fix those problems is a mark of bravery. Cowardice is walking away.

  • CEO

    What “quit notice”? Is this the same one that Dambazzau(spoke person of Arewa Youth) said was never given? That the Arewa Youth claimed before DSS DG, Mamman Daura, that they were misquoted by the media? Are we talking about a new development here, or the quit notice to Ndigbo by the Arewa Youth, in a well documented, videotaped world press conference in Kaduna? What has General Dambazzau and Mamman Daura got to say now? Or was it not also reported that after Dambazzau’s denial of the quit notice, the Arewa Youths came out and claimed that forces in the presidency asked them to issue the quit notice? Has all these been hidden from Buhari, or is he still too sick to grasp what’s happening? Are the spin doctors handling him now in overdrive in their desperate efforts to plunge the country into irretrievable disaster?

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    In 1993, there was no quit notice issued to Igbos. But for reason of unwarranted apprehension, a considerable number of them left the region. Yet, one by one, they returned without anyone begged for their return.
    If they chose to embark on similar path now, others could only wish they safe trip back home.

  • Man_Enough

    when they said “ibos go home”, ibos retorted, “we are going nowhere”.

    when they said “ibos stay back” ibos retorted, “we are leaving”. opposite people!

    • Malik Isah

      Wayo people

    • bayobe

      Lol, attention seeking ipobs.

    • Julius

      lmaoooooooooooooo…I was thinking the same thing. What a delusional people.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Ipob said so not educated intellectual Igbo’s with a bright future as myself. Who are Kanu supporters? Keke drivers, Okada men, area boys, market women. The group of people who would never move up a scale in life. Jealous envious people who envy the successful and want them to loose all their hard earned wealth. I am Igbo/ss and i say Kill kanu, Kill arewa youths. both groups are people with no future except wealth they get from corrupt government kickbacks,

    • tunde008

      lol

  • Chuma Anierobi

    Who speaks for you. Kanu is an imbecile and does not speak for Ibos.By the way what is your name?
    Any one hiding his/her ID is not worth anything. Ibos are the strongest and best gift Nigeria has and must be appreciated.

  • Julius

    My simple question is what do they have for those that will return to biafraud… as in jobs, or business ?

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Good question.

      • Julius

        Baby factory and baby selling with triple, drug war will be all over biafarud, robbery will triple , kidnapping will double and criminality will be the order of the day….That will be my prediction. I hate to say it.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          i am Igbo and i totally agree with you. I am not corrupt and would never deny the truth in what you said. You are correct. Tho Nigeria should please remember and praise us the few Igbo’s like me who are technology entrepreneurs and will contribute to Nigeria’s development. we are nothing like the rest of our people.

    • tunde008

      Hunger

      • Julius

        Yes, they will flood back to the SW as usual because the Aboki boys will not let them back to the North.

  • 0tile

    When Arewa youths threatened violence if Igbo living in their place do not quit before October 1, there was euphoria among some oduafraudian touts Daily the worthless odua fraudsters drummed insults and mockery to the ears of Igbo. But when great Niger Delta Agitators asked Odua people to leave the ND fear gripped the Yorubas and their uneducated touts became dumb, they don’t talk about that. The militant Yoruba group OPC is now busy with their empty threats because they don’t want to leave. See how hypocritical Yoruba touts are.