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BREAKING: 5 killed as army invade Orlu, burn 10 buildings, church over IPOB security

Operatives of the Nigerian Army on Monday again attacked residents of Okporo, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, killing about five persons.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd can confirm that many persons were also injured when the soldiers stormed the community suspected to be the operational base of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The attack by the soldiers was said to be a reprisal after members of the ESN engaged them in a shootout last Friday.
It was gathered that one person died at the community market square during the security operation last Friday.

Also, about 10 buildings, including a church, Blessed Holy Trinity Sabbath Mission, were allegedly set ablaze by the soldiers.

“They came back today and started killing our people, I can’t confirm the number of casualties now but they are more than five. They were here last Friday and killed one person at the market square.

About 10 buildings were also burnt by these masked security agents on Friday.

“Imo State is not safe presently; Governor Hope Uzodinma shouldn’t allow soldiers to kill all his people,” a source said.

IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had in December 2020 launched ESN to protect the people of South-East and South-South regions from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.

Kanu described the outfit as a replica of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, earlier launched by the governors of the South-West to curb insecurity in the region.

“The sole aim and objective of this newly formed security outfit known as Eastern Security Network is to halt every criminal activity and terrorist attack on Biafraland,” Kanu had said.

“This outfit, which is a vigilante group like the Amotekun in the South-West and the Miyetti Allah security outfit, will ensure the safety of our forests and farmland which terrorists have converted into slaughter grounds and raping fields.”

He added that the establishment of the security outfit became necessary following what he described as the “failure” of the governors of the South-South and South-East to put in place measures to protect the people in those regions.

Earlier reports had it that the Nigerian Army had deployed combat helicopters, gun trucks and soldiers to search some forests in the South-East states where the ESN was suspected to be camping.

The military search had been ongoing for days, and had no time frame, as the army was acting on “orders from above.”
From drones and hidden cameras believed to be installed by the ESN, a video captured the Nigerian Army helicopters and their vehicles and soldiers searching for the camp of the ESN to make arrests.

Recently, it was learnt that some Nigerian soldiers resigned and joined the ESN, on the grounds that the ESN, being funded by both international and local donors, had better welfare packages for its officers than the military.

“The Kanu ESN boys are not a bunch of rookies and untrained fellows brandishing guns. I personally know five guys from my hometown in Anambra State who left the Nigerian Army to join the ESN. Two of them were formerly serving in Operation Lafiya Dole, Borno State, before they quit.

“We are being reliably informed that there are other soldiers, particularly of the South-East extraction, who will soon leave for other various reasons and they are likely to be recruited into the fold,” a military source stated.

In July 2012, about 356 soldiers in the North-East and other theatres of operation had resigned from the army – some on voluntary retirement, while others cited loss of interest as their reason for disengagement.

The soldiers had written to the army chief, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on July 3, 2020, under Reference NA/COAS/001, quoting the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service soldiers/rating/airmen (Revised) 2017.

The approval of the voluntary disengagement of the 356 soldiers was contained in a 17-page circular from Buratai, AHQ DOAA/G1/300/92, signed by Brig Gen T.E. Gagariga for the army chief.
Again, this January, another batch of 127 soldiers resigned from the Nigerian Army and are due to leave by May.

They comprised one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals and one Private.

A cross-section of Nigerians criticised the Nigerian Army for deploying aircraft and gun trucks to locate Kanu’s ESN camp, saying it was a misplaced priority in the security challenges facing the country.

A few others, however, supported the military saying the ESN could become a regional security threat since the South-East governors had also dissociated themselves from the outfit.

On Twitter, several Nigerians believed that the military action was a misplaced priority and such enthusiasm and energy were not seen in the North-East against the Boko Haram terrorists nor against the bandits in the North-West.

Kanu is one of us, but Biafra is above his capacity to decide- Ohanaeze

The new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has said the issue concerning Biafra is beyond the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Obiozor also warned the people of the South-East and some organisations to restrain forthwith actions or utterances that put Ndigbo in imminent danger or harm’s way.

Obiozor, who spoke on Wednesday during a World Press Conference at Ohanaeze National Secretariat Enugu, said the Igbo nation was not at war with Nigeria and had nothing pending before any authority that demanded a separate entity for Ndigbo.

At the conference tagged, ‘Ohanaeze Ndigbo: The dawn of a new era,’ the new president-general of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, appealed to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to toe the part of honour, listen to the voice of wisdom and drop his agitation for a separate state.

He said, “The Igbo nation is not at war with Nigeria and has nothing pending before any authority that demands a separate existence from Nigeria.

“Nnamdi Kanu is one of us and he must listen to some of us for several reasons. The fact and reality are that the issues of Biafra are above and beyond his capacity to decide.

“He must listen because he is one of us and we are all in this dilemma together. And our mutual and collective responsibilities are sacred and must be respected.”

While dispelling insinuations that he will champion anti-Igbo interest, he reminded Ndigbo that what the late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, meant by the bones shall rise didn’t mean conflict, violence and war.

‘Memo I wrote with Okadigbo led to Ojukwu’s pardon’

Meanwhile, Obiozor said a memo he wrote with late President of the Senate, Dr Chuba Okadigbo, led to the granting of presidential pardon and amnesty to late Ojukwu by former President Shehu Shagari in 1983.

Obiozor disclosed this in Enugu when he paid a courtesy visit to former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Accompanied by his Secretary-General and former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Okey Emuche; and other executive members, Obiozor said, “I want to tell you something about my own feeling about the Igbos. We are a people of destiny, the similarity between Igbo spirit and that of the Jews is amazing to me; as an academician I wrote about it, read about it and as an Ambassador in Israel, I saw it happen. The greatest revenge against injustice is success.”

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Ndigbo who later visited his immediate predecessor, Chief John Nnia Nwodo said he had been working for Ndigbo, and did the negotiation to bring Ojukwu back to Nigeria from Ivory Coast.

BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu arrested by Singaporean police, to be extradited to Nigeria to face trials

Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been arrested by the police in Singapore.

According to exclusive information from inside sources, Kanu was arrested 15 days ago, when he visited the country, and that is why he has not been able to broadcast for ove two weeks on Radio Biafra.

The controversial Biafran activist, who claims to be the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was arrested after too many petitions were written against him, the latest being that where he asked his members to kill security forces, burn down police stations and take their guns during the #EndSARS protest.

The source read in part: “Nnamdi Kanu is currently detained in police custody in Singapore. His extradition request has been approved by Singapore government, reason why his trial was activated back on 26th of November.

“Uche Mefor and others IPOB leaders quickly resigned for fair of been extradited. Currently, Nnamdi Kanu is in terrible situation. 14 petitions were received on him. The petition that nailed him was the audio he made on aftermath of that peaceful protest where he encouraged IPOB to burn down people’s businesses and properties across Lagos State e and even attempted to kill top politicians and Governors”, the source stated.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Deputy Uche Mefor Floats New Radio Station After Leaving IPOB

Uche Mefor has resigned as the deputy leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.Apart from resigning as the IPOB deputy leader, Mefor, who was Nnamdi Kanu’s right hand-man, has also floated a new radio station called “Biafra Human Rights and Freedom Radio (BHFR)”.This was disclosed in a tweet on Twitter by Emeka Gift, a top IPOB member and pro-Biafra activist.It said; “Breaking: Mazi Uche Mefor resigns as deputy leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, floats new radio station “Biafra Human Rights and Freedom Radio” (BHFR) More details soon,” Emeka Gift tweeted.The development is coming nine months after Kanu had said Mefor cautioned him on his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was dead and had since been replaced by Jubril Al-Sudanni from Sudan.“I keep saying this every time, my Deputy, Uche Mefor will say don’t say it, don’t say that Buhari is dead”, Kanu had said during one of his broadcasts on Radio Biafra in February.Mefor had called for a change of approach and attitude among IPOB members but his appeals were met with verbal assaults from members of the group.The estranged IPOB deputy leader is said to be having a feud with Nnamdi Kanu which culminated in a very serious war of words between the duo IPOB leaders.Meanwhile, before Mefor’s resignation, Nnamdi Kanu was accused of being autocratic, arrogant, and fraudulent by some of his former allies. It is believed that the IPOB leader is running a profit-driven freedom fighting movement.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Deputy Uche Mefor Deletes Facebook Page, Goes Underground

The former deputy leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Uche Mefor has suddenly deleted his Facebook page and disappeared into the thin air. This recent development has finally collaborated the crack ElombahNews had earlier reported in August.

The estranged deputy leader, Uche Mefor who became very vociferous called for a change of approach and attitude among the members of the movement but his appeals fell to the wrong ears. Instead of resolving Mefor’s outburst diplomatically, Nnamdi Kanu ordered his attack dogs to shred Mefor’s personality into pieces.

Kanu even boasted on his malicious radio that any principal officer of the rogue movement that shares contrary view with that of his own will be automatically dismissed from the organization and punished severely.

ElombahNews had reported about a feud between Mefor and Nnamdi Kanu which culminated to a very serious war of words between the duo.

Sources who are very close to IPOB DOS told ElombahNews that Kanu who could not condone the overbearing nature of Uche Mefor secretly dismissed him from the hierarchy of the organization. His removal was done clandestinely to avoid raising unnecessary eyebrows which could further whittle the scant patronage currently enjoyed by the crooks in charge of the outlawed organization.

Though when ElombahNews probed another source concerning the whereabouts of Uche Mefor and why his Facebook page was taken down, the source said that Mefor took that very decision because of security reasons.

Another reliable ally of Mefor said that Nnamdi Kanu crossed the red line after he disgraced their former African representative, George Onyibe who was a strong hitman of IPOB out of office. What will befall Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in no distant time will be shocking. Any ear that hears it will tingle, the ally said.

Nnamdi Kanu, who is running a salary driven freedom fighting movement has been accused of being autocratic, arrogant and fraudulent by some of his former allies.

However, IPOB is on the verge of drowning. Many are deserting the rogue movement after discovering how irresponsible and insincere the leaders have been.

ElombahNews

How Nnamdi Kanu destroyed everything we built -IPOB founder Barrister Emeka Emekesiri

Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, the counsel to the Supreme Council of Elders of IPOB, which formed the Customary Government of IPOB, speaks on actions Nnamdi Kanu’s betrayal of the organisation which he hijacked its name and messed up.

He said: “I don’t know how to describe Nnamdi Kanu but without apologies I have come to say that Nnamdi Kanu is the worst evil I have met on earth.

“Tell him I said this. I pray God to give me the ability to forgive that boy.
He destroyed everything we built. He came from MASSOB and joined us in IPOB; I didn’t know who he was. It was just unfortunate.

“I created that name Indigenous People of Biafra and I wrote it in my Book, Biafra or Nigeria Presidency, What Do Igbos Want? and gave reason I called it IPOB.”

He stated that IPOB was meant to be a name for all remnants of Biafra.

“When we created IPOB, it was meant to be named for all remnants of Biafra. It’s not an organization such as the one Nnamdi Kanu went and registered as a limited liability company in UK.

“When he was ostracized from IPOB because of his useless behaviour, he went and used our name, IPOB, and registered it as a limited liability company.
You know, because he is not a lawyer, he didn’t know what I was doing.

“In the first case, I filed, not as a legal entity because you cannot sue a legal entity as it is an amorphous body. With Billie Human Rights Initiative, the Elders of IPOB signed a legal instrument authorizing Bilie Human Rights Initiative to sue on behalf of the Indigenous People of Biafra”.

OBIGBO(Oyigbo): How Nnamdi Kanu ordered IPOB to kill soldiers, policemen, burn down facilities, by Dornubari Kiinee

I will start this short piece by running a recap of the recent #EndSARS protest in Port Harcourt chronologically.

#EndSARS organic protest started in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, 13 October, 2020, five days after it was staged in Lagos, Abuja and some parts of the country.

Protesters returned to the streets of Port Harcourt on Friday, 16 October for candlelight procession. On Saturday 17 October, prayer walk was held. The next and the last time #EndSARS protest was staged in Port Harcourt, was Tuesday 20 October. The same day Lekki shootings occurred.

These series of protests were 100 percent peaceful contrary to popular opinion on social media that Port Harcourt protest was going to be bloody.

Nnamdi Kanu made a broadcast to his IPOB followers that same Tuesday night, immediately after the Lekki shootings, telling them to burn down police stations, kill and maim those they believe are their enemies.

Getting to the next day, Wednesday 21 October, violence erupted in Oyigbo and parts of Port Harcourt, like Ikoku, Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 3, et al during the protest staged by IPOB. Mind you, there was no #EndSARS protest in Port Harcourt that very day.

If a witch cries in the night and a child dies in the morning, we do not go to the soothsayer to ask what killed the child. Nnamdi Kanu should be blamed for this whole thing, but sadly, some people are not, rather they are shifting the blame to Governor Nyesom Wike who only did what any responsible chief security officer of a state would have done.

Following the killings and destruction of properties perpetrated by IPOB members foolishly acting on the orders of Nnamdi Kanu, who is enjoying their money in UK, Gov. Wike was left with no choice but to act on the already existing court order outlawing IPOB to arrest the situation.

Governor Nyesom Wike did not and will never order security agents to kill innocent residents of Rivers State. He only imposed curfew in Oyigbo to safeguard lives and properties from rampaging hoodlums who run a cell they use in perpetrating heinous crimes. There is a whole lot of propaganda and lies flying around, we should endeavour to verify any information before we fly with it.

The governor has directed the Executive Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Prince Gerald Oforji to compel security agents in the area to make sure the process of retrieving the rifles that were stolen during the raid on Oyigbo Police Station is devoid of human casualties and abuse of human rights.

The LG boss has also met with soldiers and police men carrying out the operation, they assured him that no innocent life would be taken. They said they are not after Igbos or any other tribe but criminals terrorising the area.

Lastly, we must all shun emotions and sentiments and summon the courage to condemn the destructive tendencies of Nnamdi Kanu, because if we don’t, he would cause big problem in this country for us while he is chilling in Europe. Let’s call a spade a spade.

#EndSARS: Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) Chairman says they have taken steps to restore peace at Oyigbo

I write to inform all the people who are concerned and worried about the rivers of blood flowing at Oyigbo or Obigbo that Igbo Leaders have taken the necessary steps to restore peace in the place.

Surely, peace shall return to Obigbo, in fact, peace is returning to Obigbo now as I speak because we have put the machineries in place to restore peace. It shall be well with the people of Obigbo. Surely, Obigbo shall enjoy its peace and tranquillity again. This peace is achieved by the same Igbo Leaders who Nnamdi Kanu directed his followers to kill, disgrace, bury alive and stone to death!

We have taken this step because of the innocent children deceived by the fugitive propagandist. We know that some of the people crying out now were the same people who promoted and sponsored Nnamdi Kanu when the Elders of Biafraland ostracised him from IPOB in 2014 and he formed his own faction. They despised His Lordship, His Royal Majesty, The Honourable Justice Eze Ozobu; they despised Dr Dozie Ikedife; they despised Col Joe Achuzia; they despised Chief Barr Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, and followed a deceiver. However, we have forgiven everybody who was deceived into the Nnamdi Kanu’s cult.

2. When I heard that Nnamdi Kanu made an announcement on his Radio and placed a bounty of N100 million on the head of Governor Nyesom Wike, I knew that he had put the lives of our children in danger. He forgot that Governor Wike is a Governor with State Power in whom sovereignty resides and who has the power to exercise prerogative of mercy under Section 212 of the Constitution of Nigeria to decide who dies or who lives among the convicted criminals. He forgot that Governor Wike is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and that no lawyer takes a threat to his life lightly. In fact, a threat to the life of Barrister Nyesom Wike is a threat to all lawyers in the world. What does he want the head of Governor Wike for? Now, Governor Wike has activated and unleashed his powers against innocent people who were deceived by a propagandist living in faraway Europe!

3. I remembered that when Nnamdi Kanu boasted some years ago that he would go to Abuja and behead President Muhammadu Buhari and bring Buhari’s head to Umuahia, the President could not take the threat lightly and therefore sent some Pythons to dance in Nnamdi Kanu’s compound leading to the death of about 350 innocent people even though he reported 28 including his dog. Obviously, Nnamdi Kanu does not understand the powers of sovereignty conferred on a president or governor.

4. My heart is bleeding. I write this message from my heart like a grieving father. Sometimes I blame myself for creating IPOB which has been counterfeited into something else. However, it is a well-known fact that thieves of intellectual properties are only interested in counterfeiting good products. Therefore the original IPOB is a good product which the thief of my intellectual property has counterfeited. All the Governments of this world know the original IPOB and the persons behind the original IPOB. Therefore, the ECOWAS COURT ruled in the Case No ECW/CCJ/APP/06/16 that Nnamdi Kanu does not have the mandate to represent IPOB. Of course, he can represent the limited liability company he registered in the UK but he has no mandate to represent INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA who have been in Court with Nigeria since 2012. The operational name of the original IPOB is the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra (CGIPOB). It is a Government that exists under Customary Law and recognised by the Nigerian Constitution and activated by the Deed Poll of Customary Governance registered under the Nigerian Law just like the Sharia Government in the North exists under the Sharia Law and recognised by the Nigerian Constitution. Therefore, any faction of IPOB that is not recognised by the Customary Government is fake.

5. Sometimes I blame myself for creating IPOB and accepting Nnamdi Kanu into the Movement. Some people have advised that we should remove the name of IPOB from our name because Nnamdi Kanu has counterfeited and damaged the name. It is like advising Nigeria or Britain to remove the name of the Naira or the Pound Sterling because criminals have counterfeited the name of the currency. Well, the mistake has been made but it can be corrected. The name, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, is the name I coined for all the remnants of Biafra who were not consumed in the war. It is by this name that we commenced the case between Biafra and Nigeria in 2012 in the Suit No FHC/OW/CS/102/2012 in which we sued in a representative capacity because Biafra is not yet sovereign. The name was abbreviated to IPOB by Dr Dozie Ikedife in 2013. It is the name of a non-sovereign nation. It has no membership but subjects of a non-sovereign nation with indigenous database holding its population just like Nigeria has no membership but citizens and its national database. Any person who says that he is a member of IPOB has been deceived into a cult.

6. The political movement for the Biafrans with membership structure established by a legal instrument under the Nigerian Constitution is the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria otherwise known as MOBIN which has submitted the Biafran Memorandum to the Nigerian Senate for Devolution of Power to the Regions to create Regional Autonomy for all Nigerians. MOBIN has a membership register and not citizenship database. The Biafran activists who believe in the legal methodology of self-determination consisting of the judicial, political and diplomatic processes are enjoined to apply for membership of MOBIN at http://www.mobinbiafra.org

7. The Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra issues the Certificates of Indigenous Identity and ID Cards to its subjects while the Nigerian Government issues National ID Cards and Passports to its citizens. The Customary Government has appointed many Customary Government Ambassadors known as Customary Envoys to represent the Biafrans in many nations of the world as a non-sovereign nation residing in sovereign nations under Customary International Law. We have maintained our position that we are Biafrans living in our ancestral homeland in Nigeria.

8. We have made it clear to the Nigerian Government and the Governments of all the countries of the world that we are Nigerians by citizenship but Biafrans by indigenous identity until we gain independence from Nigeria. This is the position of international law for a non-sovereign nation whose children are scattered in all parts of the world. Nigeria is bound by the rules of both national and international law to protect the lives of the Biafrans living in Nigeria. The Biafrans who believe in us are advised to visit the Customary Government website at http://www.ipobgovernment.org and put their names in the database and contact us by email addressed to info@ipobgovernment.org for further information.

9. The Biafrans in Obigbo or Oyigbo are Nigerians by citizenship but cannot deny their indigenous identity as Biafrans. At the moment, Biafra does not have a delimited and delineated territory but it has a defined people. Biafra is a nation but not yet a nation-state. Our people must understand this fact and rule of law and stop being destroyed for lack of knowledge. The place known as Oyigbo or Obigbo is a Nigerian territory by law but there are Biafrans living there. We are not contesting the Oyigbo Territory with the Nigerian Government for now until our case comes for determination in the Court of competent jurisdiction. If the Senate grants our demands as contained in our Memorandum and restructures Nigeria into Regional Autonomy, Oyigbo shall belong to the South-South Region. The lives of our children must not be sacrificed because of the foolishness of Nnamdi Kanu who lives abroad and deceives them with false propaganda. We have therefore requested Governor Wike to sheath his sword and spare our children. In my capacity as the founder and creator of the entity known as INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, I apologise to Governor Wike on behalf of the Biafrans who believe in us for the insult and threat to the life of the Governor by the person who has placed a bounty of N100 million on the Governor’s head.

Emeka Emekesiri, Esq, is the Chairman, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), and original founder of the Indigenous People of BIAFRA (IPOB) and the Customary Government (CG-IPOB).

Eholor condemns violence, looting, hijack of #EndSARS struggle by Nnamdi Kanu, says Buhari’s speech uninspiring

With reports of violence, looting and destruction of properties across Nigeria due to the unrest caused by the #ENDSARS protest, the Global President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor has condemned it describing the situation as unfortunate and regrettable.

Eholor in a media chat in Benin City, said he also observed with dismay the hijacking of the protest by irresponsible and divisive elements like the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose utterances and unguided vituperation led to vandalization of properties, thuggery and looting of both government and private properties in disguise of protest across Nigeria.
Over 10 police stations were burnt down across the nation

“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu cannot come in disguise to hijack the genuine #endsars protest. We will not allow him to do that. People fought for one Nigeria. We are going to remain one Nigeria. Our problem is not about tribe or ethnicity. Our problem is about bad leadership. Now the people have finally wake up to say they want their right because their right is their life. That’s what we should focus on not on Nnamdi Kanu. For me, I don’t take him serious. If you’re a serious person who wants to agitate for your people you should be here for the struggle just like as I am here for the struggle. That’s what they call a patriot and a democrat. Kanu is just a rabble-rouser.”

“It’s most imperative to note that, I supports in all sincerity the betterment of Nigeria especially with governance as agitated for by the youths, but it is quite unfortunate that unscrupulous elements including those outside the country are making inciting and divisive statements, thereby hijacking the process to unleash mayhem and anarchy by creating unnecessary pandemonium.

“Following the unfortunate event of the Leeki shootings on unarmed #ENDSARS protesters which was condemned by all including myself, as I share in the plights and grievances of the youths especially those that lost their lives, but it’s inhumane and barbaric to destroy properties of individuals and government as witnessed across the country.”

“The youths should embrace dialogue or continue protesting in a peaceful and civil manner like I did at the US Embassy. Destruction of properties won’t give us the needed results.”

On President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s speech yesterday, Eholor said the speech was boring, uninspiring and unpresidential.

“At a time like this, I expected the President to act like a father by bringing the youths to a round table. As usual, it was uninspiring an boring. Lives were lost due to the Lekki shootings and the President failed to say a word on it.”

The Whisperer

A rabblerouser like Nnamdi Kanu cannot hijack our genuine struggle for a new Nigeria – Patrick Osagie Eholor

Says, ‘We will flush out all the bad leaders’

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu cannot come in disguise to hijack the genuine #endsars protest. We will not allow him to do that. People fought for one Nigeria. We are going to remain one Nigeria. Our problem is not about tribe or ethnicity. Our problem is about bad leadership. Now the people have finally wake up to say they want their right because their right is their life. That’s what we should focus on not on Nnamdi Kanu. For me, I don’t take him serious. If you’re a serious person who wants to agitate for your people you should be here for the struggle just like as I am here for the struggle. That’s what they call a patriot and a democrat. Kanu is just a rabble-rouser.

You reap what you sow. Tinubu has not been a good person. He is finally reaping what he sowed. He is not the only thief we have. But the problem we always have in Nigeria is about ethnicity. When we were pursuing Abacha, the northerners would say “is it only Abacha that stole?” A thief is a thief. Tinubu is a thief. He has been taking money and milking the Nigeria citizens. That’s what has finally caught up with him. I have no sympathy for him. And don’t forget that most of these people are going to pay a very severe price especially for those who are there now who have not condemned the justification of the military shooting the unarmed civilians (at the Lekki Toll Gate).

Let me tell you, Nigeria is going to be a pacesetter because the world is watching Nigeria. I can assure you the commander, President or whoever gave the order(to shoot) because soldier doesn’t shoot without order. They are all going to the Hague. The International Criminal Court of Justice(ICCJ) and they are going to spend time with Charles Taylor(former Liberian President) and other notorious criminals who are already there (in jail). That’s going to be their last vacation point. Believe me. It is never going to be business as usual.

Let me come back and focus on Edo State. We saw Governor Godwin Obaseki and his security team patrolling everywhere which is commendable. It is good for our safety. Most of the soldiers are zombies same with the police. That’s why we want the police to be reformed. So, Obaseki patrolling the town with security agents cannot solve the problem. We don’t want the massacre that happened in Lekki to happen in Edo State. What he should do is to engage the people, not through Crusoe Osagie(the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to the Edo State Governor). We don’t need Crusoe to talk to us. We need the man we voted for to come and address the people. You will see the likes of Donald Trump who has issues with Americans, taxation, election rigging, Chinese, Covid-19 etc still address the press on a daily basis. When was the last time Godwin Obaseki addressed the press? There is what they call Meet the Press when you have to talk to the press and the press have to transmit what you are saying to the citizens to them. I am not the governor of this state but I speak more than the governor authoritatively.

Yesterday, I had a confrontation with the military men. They were going to whip me and I said they cannot do that as they’re going to repeat what happened in Lekki here. Soldiers are supposed to defend our sovereignty. They’re not supposed to police us. Police are supposed to police the people and the people are supposed to police the police. That’s the right thing in an ideal society. But because we have lost it here we don’t know what we’re doing. Thank God that finally we are going to flush out all the bad leaders. We don’t have environmental disasters. What we have over time is leadership disaster. Now, people are ready to take back power because power belongs to the people.

Patriot Patrick Eholor is the founder of One Love Foundation, a civil rights group advocating for a better Nigeria.
Over the years, One Love Foundation has taken proactive steps towards the reform of the Nigerian Police.