IPOB Vows to Occupy Awka, Monday

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have vowed to invade and occupy Awka on Sunday evening and stay till Monday evening.
The group said it would occupy Awka from various states of the Southeast and South South to ensure that the proposed Ohaneze Summit in Awka, where the group is billed to discuss the restructuring of Nigeria was disrupted.
The group added that it would attack Ohaneze Ndigbo during the summit and that no amount of security mobilised to the venue would stop it from carrying out its threat.
A press release by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Mr Emma Powerful, made available to Fides in Awka stated that Nwodo and his leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo would be held responsible for whatever damage that accrued from the proposed summit.
IPOB had months back warned Ohaneze Ndigbo to desist from holding any summit that would discuss restructuring of Nigeria anywhere in Igbo land, as doing so would incur its wrath.
The group said its interest was rather a summit to discuss a referendum for Biafra, instead of one on restructuring.
The press release described the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo as traitors who wanted to celebrate their betrayal of Biafra’s freedom, using the cover of a summit.
‘IPOB has since warned Nnia Nwodo and his collaborators in Ohaneze not to bring their One Nigeria Summit to the heartland of Biafra but they have remained adamant. The only way this summit can hold is if the heaven falls on the 21st of May.
‘It seems Nnia Nwodo and his Ohaneze Ndigbo don’t understand the language of liberty. We shall meet them head-on in Awka on the 21st at Ekwueme Square. They better bring enough squadron of their Fulani soldier friends as always to provide them protection and kill us all because the summit will not hold.
‘We are urging all IPOB families to mobilize to storm not just Ekwueme Square, but to saturate the whole of Anambra State and Awka from all directions on the 21st of May, 2018. Awka will be occupied from midnight of the 20th of May to 5pm on the 21st.
‘We look forward to meeting Nnia Nwodo and his Fulani soldiers in Awka on the 21st of May 2018. They better come prepared.’

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