I’m Not Working With IPOB” – Akintoye
The Chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof Banji Akintoye, has denied working with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
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According to Akintoye, who is also the leader of the umbrella body for Yoruba self-determination groups known as Ilana Omo Oodua, reports linking his organisation and IPOB together are false.
A statement by the group’s Media Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, on Monday, titled, ‘Ilana Omo Oodua said the group was working with Lower Niger Congress and not IPOB or its leader, Kanu.
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IPOB’s sit-at-home enforcer shot
Asuspected hoodlum has been killed in a gun battle with police officers in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, confirmed on Monday.
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Ms Odah explained that hoodlums were intimidating and forcing people to comply with the “sit-at-home” directive of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and had to be stopped.
She said members of the proscribed IPOB were intercepting motorcycles, molesting, threatening and shooting sporadically into the air to scare people from engaging in their normal activities.
Ms Odah added that the police had secured the area and embarked on a “show of force” to maintain law and order in the state.
Gunmen kill Imo Immigration senior officer
The Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated.
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Mrere was murdered on Saturday night on Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, our correspondent learnt on Monday.
A senior officer of NIS, who confirmed to our correspondent, said the slain officer’s corpse was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning.
Mrere was riding a Hilux van belonging to NIS when he was allegedly waylaid, shot and killed.
Bandits Burn Police Station, Kill 13 In Niger Community
Bandits have attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state, burning down a police station and killing more than 13 people, including a police officer.
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The attack was reported by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency in a memo on Monday and comes barely a day after about 200 students were kidnapped from a school in the state.
According to the emergency agency, the attack left several people injured.
In a statement on Sunday, Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.”
“The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay,” he said.