Tag: IPOB

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?”

Untangling the Eastern Nigeria Liberation campaign from the “Biafra Restoration” albatross

“That the use of the Term “Biafra” in describing the Territory over which he seeks independence, throws up the controversy as to whether it is the Biafra Territory of May 30, 1967 or whether the Territory has shrunk to the East Central State of May 27, 1967 or expanded to include parts or the whole of Midwest Region/State of May 27, 1967,” Tony Nnadi writes in Opinions.

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.?

Opinion | The choices we make and outcomes we get: Options for the Igbo in Nigeria

“With the “Biafra” Conundrum featuring like a recurring decimal in the Eastern Nigeria Sphere of the wider angry debates on the future of the Igbo in the distressed Federation of Nigeria, it has become pertinent to remind us of the Choices we have made or been perceived to have made as a People by the rest of Nigeria, as well as the outcomes we can expect from those choices,” Tony Nnadi writes in Opinions.