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Like Kenya, Ghana connived with Buhari regime, arrested 107 Biafran agitators, 82 missing – IPOB

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The Indigenous People of Biafra has accused the Ghanaian government of conniving with its counterpart in Nigeria to hound its members residing in Ghana.

According to IPOB, Ghana arrested 107 Nigerians of Igbo extraction and repatriated 25 of them to Nigeria, while the rest could not be accounted for.

 It also lamented the invasion of Ghanaian security agencies in a church where members of the group were holding a meeting and detained for 14 days.

The Nnamdi Kanu-led group, however, urged the President of Ghana, Nana Addo to turn a new leaf by becoming a friend of IPOB and Biafra agitators in his country or face the music.

These statements were contained in a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

It partly read, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the arrest, intimidation, harassment and incessant torture and humiliation of Biafrans living in Ghana by Ghana government and its security agencies.

“It’s quite unfortunate that the Government of Ghana has made itself a willing accomplice to the oppressive Fulani -controlled Nigerian Government to suppress the agitation for Biafra restoration. But Biafra is irrepressible no matter how hard the enemies try.

“We still remember the role played by Ghana during the genocidal war unleashed on the good people of Biafra between 1967 and 1970. IPOB has not forgotten how Ghana refused to help the children of Biafra during that war of annihilation by the Nigerian government supported by British authorities in their botched bid to annihilate Biafra from the surface of the earth.

“It is shameful and unfortunate that the Ghana government and her security operatives could arrest Biafrans living in their country; about 107 people in their monthly meeting, could detain and deport 25 people of them to Nigeria and others were nowhere to be found.

“Our family in Ghana are still looking for the whereabouts of them, we are telling the good people of Ghana to look for our people living in Ghana and produce them to the Biafrans government or they are ready for the consequences.

 “We are looking for 82 citizens of Biafra in Ghana. Ghana arrested 2 years citizens of Biafra and detained her incommunicado for two weeks in Ghana prison yards without taking them to court.

 “Recently Ghana government led by Nana Dankwa Akufua Ado and his security agencies renewed their hatred of the people of Biafra. Since 2019 till date Ghana government and her partners in crime have been clamping down on Biafra businesses in Ghana. This is shere wickedness.

 “As if that were not enough, they again arrested all IPOB members who were in their monthly meeting in a church and wickedly detained them for 14 days without communication or access to their beloved ones. Ghana under Nana Addo decided to be harsh to innocent Biafrans because they want to impress Nigeria for selfish interests.”

The secessionist group added in the statement that the continent’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States must call the Ghanaian President to order.

“It is only shameful for the Ghanaian government and her security operatives to arrest IPOB members thinking that their support to the Fulani government of Nigeria would save them when Biafra comes. Ghana must understand that Biafra restoration is a divine mandate which no mortal can stop.

“It’s only unfortunate that fellow indigenous Africans are conniving with migrant Fulanis to annihilate their brothers. Ghana under Nana Addo is embarking on a dangerous mission. We have come to realise that Ghana and Kenya have decided to make themselves enemies of Biafra just to please the oppressive Nigerian government for selfish gains,” the statement added.

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Sheikh Zakzaky meets survivors of 2015 clash

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The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has met with survivors of the December 2015 clash between soldiers and members of the movement.

Zakzaky also met with the families of those killed in the clash.

A Kaduna State High Court had on July 28, 2021, discharged and acquitted the Sheikh and his wife, Zeenat who had been standing trial on eight counts of charges bordering on alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

However speaking in Abuja, according to a release made available to Daily Trust, the Sheikh used the opportunity to condole with them over the losses of their loved ones.

He urged them to always remember the persecution and hardships meted out to Imam Hussein (AS) when the dreaded army of Yazid besieged and massacre them.

He alluded to his visitors that no sacrifice is too high when it comes to the path of Allah.

Sheikh Zakzaky also apologised for having to invite some of them, instead of going to their houses to condole them.

“Due to the injuries we sustained during the military attack on us, we still carry bullet fragments in our bodies, and there is no way we can meet up with all the victims and the survivors of the brutal military onslaught against us in December 2015,” he added.

Zakzaky then prayed to Almighty Allah to give the families of the martyrs the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses they suffered and prayed that Allah accept the martyrdom of those killed.

Responding, Dr. Isa Waziri Gwantu, who said he lost four of his children during the Zaria incident, expressed gratitude to the Sheikh for inviting them to meet him in such a difficult circumstance and reiterated their resolve to never abandon the right path being championed by the sheikh.

Hajiya Jummai Karofi, who said he lost five children, said, “I would like the killers of my children to know that what they did to them would never scare us away from Sheikh Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in fact, they are ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice in defense of Islam.”

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PHOTOS: Fani-Kayode dines at residence of another Buhari’s Minister

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Since Thursday when his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was made public, Femi Fan-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has been under fire.

From Social media to traditional media, the former critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, has been lampooned.

But FFK has waved critics aside, sharing pictures of his visit to the residences of key APC figures.

On Saturday, he released pictures of his visit to Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, whom he had labelled a terrorist and asked Buhari to sack a few months ago.

While the dust raised by the post is yet to settle, Fani-Kayode released fresh pictures of his visit to the residence of George Akume, Minister of Special Duties.

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Armed gang invade Lagos streets, injure many, loot shops

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Mushin area of Lagos State was yesterday, thrown into commotion as some armed gang invaded some streets, inflicting injuries on residents and destroying property worth millions of naira.

It was gathered one person died in the mayhem that forced churches within the affected communities to close for fear of being attacked.

Information had it that a notorious armed robber was arrested sometime by the police and was transferred to Abuja. But his release was allegedly facilitated by some big shots he worked for.

After his release, his loyalists from the Idi-Araba area of the state reportedly invaded some areas of Mushin to attack some persons whom they accused of being the cause of his arrest. The areas affected were Alafia, Daniel and Morgan.

A resident, who simply gave his name as Mitchy, explained that “the fight has been going on since midnight (Saturday)and the perpetrators came from Idi-Araba. This has been happening for almost six months. But last night and today’s(Sunday) were the most violent.

“Surprisingly, the armed thugs were teenagers between 16 and 19 years. They looted people’s shops and carted away goods. They were armed with machetes, guns and bottles.

“Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Alafia junction and Christ Gospel Apostolic Church on Da-Silva street could not conduct Sunday service.”

It was gathered teams of policemen from the Tactical Unit of the Lagos State Police Command were ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP Odumosu to contain the situation.

When contacted, the command spokesman, CSP Ade Ajisebutu, said 15 suspects had been arrested in connection with the clash. He said axes, cutlasses and expended cartridges were recovered in the process.

According to Ajisebutu, “Normalcy has returned to the area. CP Odumosu has assured residents to go about their lawful businesses. At the end of an investigation, the suspects will be charged to court.”

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