Tag: ESN

BREAKING: Troops disperse suspected IPOB operatives committing arson in Awo-Mmamma

“The criminals went further to carry out arson and destruction of businesses and homes at Ishieke junction (along Owerri-Onitsha Express Way) as a vendetta against the citizens for not complying with the illegal order,” the Nigerian Army alleged.

Opinion | Insecurity in Southeast: Time for Igbo youths to synergize with military to restore glory

In the Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Jude Ede-Attah writes: “Whoever imagined that time will come when Igbos will behead each other in broad daylight, spike the severed heads and play football with it? Whoever thought that it is possible that Ndigbo who are acclaimed for their respect for personal hard work and toil would willfully set ablaze the hard-earned goods and property of any of their own for no discernible reason and beat their chest about it?”

U.S. ignores small African terrorist group IPOB at its peril – Washington Times Op-ed

In the following Washington Times op-ed, Ivan Sascha Sheehan argues why the U.S. State Department should designate the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). For him: “The U.S. had correctly prescribed terror labels to other secessionist groups that employ these tactics – the ETA in Spain, the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, and the PKK in Turkey. Now the people IPOB claims to represent, the Igbo, are even seeking to distance themselves from the group. So why hasn’t the U.S.?