*Says Biafra’ll be celebrated in near future

By Nwabueze Okonkwo

ONITSHA—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide and its leadership have expressed what they termed sincere appreciation to the media for their boldness in disseminating information to the people of Nigeria and the entire world.

Demonstrators wave flags and hold a sign reading “The United Nations grants our independence” during a protest calling for the release of pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu, on September 23, 2016, in the Abidjan suburb of Treichville.
Near one hundred Biafran Nigerians protested on September 23 in Abidjan, calling for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, according to an AFP .

In a press statement issued yesterday by Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, the group said it was expressing this appreciation on behalf of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

In the statement, Powerful declared: “This is to thank you for the enormous work you are doing for IPOB and for the restoration of the ancient nation called Biafra. We appreciate your great work with all our heart. Thank you!

“On behalf of our leader, Nnamdi Kanu and the entire membership of IPOB worldwide, we wish you a memorable Christmas and prosperous New Year in advance.

“We look forward to celebrating the coming of Biafra in the nearest future where journalists like you can practice your profession without molestation because of the truth you say.

“The leader and other members of IPOB thank you for fair reportage but have a little advice to give. We prefer you using words like restoration, liberation and realization, rather than actualization in all our press statements because IPOB is not for actualization but for the restoration of the nation of Biafra.

“Again, we in IPOB don’t believe in Igbo affair because Biafra comprises of so many tribes and we are not fighting Igbo cause alone. So, always use the word Biafra, not Igbo because Igbo is a tribe in Biafra land.”


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