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We are not for IPOB – South East Governors’ Forum



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The South East Governors’ Forum has announced the proscription of activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Arising from its emergency meeting on Friday in Enugu, Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi requested the group and other of such groups to articulate their grievances and send to the forum.

Umahi appealed to all governors in the zone to ensure compliance with the directive in their various states and for the Federal Government to withdraw the troops in the zone. He said:

All activities of IPOB are, hereby, proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all national issues. Such should be submitted to the committee of governors, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and National Assembly members from the South East zone through the chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum.

The Ebonyi governor said that the forum believed in the unity and indivisibility of the country and reinforced their desire for the restructuring of the country:

We reinforce our desire for the restructuring of Nigeria where all national issues will be discussed and amicably settled to achieve justice and fairness to every Nigerian. Accordingly, we appeal to President Muhammad Buhari to, please, withdraw the military in the South East zone, while police perform their traditional role of maintaining law and order.

Umahi said that the forum was in touch with their northern counterparts “who have assured us of the safety of our people living in the north and we have also planned for exchange of visits to reinforce confidence. We wish to assure Nigerians that full investigation is ongoing on all allegations of killings, maiming and other unlawful conduct in the zone within this period.”

He said that appropriate actions would be taken against those found culpable. Umahi said that governors in the zone had taken adequate measures to protect the lives and property of indigenes and non-indigenes and urged northern governors to do same in their respective states:

We advise all residents of the zone to go about their normal businesses as governments of each state is committed to protecting everybody.

The governor said that all those invited for the meeting were present except the leadership of IPOB that sent in their apologies.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at the meeting were governors of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu while Imo was represented by the deputy governor.

Other notable personalities that attended the meeting were the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar and the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Mero

    September 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm


    • Jomowale

      September 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Dying is a serious bussines, the fact that u speaking about it so lightly shows how ill prepaired you are to handle the casualty. There is nothing ‘funny’ about a bullet through the stomach. So just stop!

  2. kkay

    September 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Turn by turn. It is closer than you think!
    To them,you are no different from your brothers.
    Your immunity won’t cover you that day!

  3. nnenne

    September 16, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Hope you all are for equity and justice. There’s something wrong with our system. Until it is corrected, you all are merely .postponing the obvious. The more you postpone it, the more complicated it becomes! The earlier, the better

    • Joseph

      September 16, 2017 at 6:27 am

      you are right the more they postpone it the more complicated it gets, lets face reality here and now

  4. Agu

    September 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Yes let them know and make it clear to the world. IPOB does not speak for 90% of Igbo people. who ever think the are speaking for them should join them.

    • nnenne

      September 16, 2017 at 3:10 am

      ..And you agu, is not Igbo!
      Drop that pseudo Igbo name now!
      Politics is a bitch!

  5. Bowl

    September 16, 2017 at 4:39 am

    But it is not strange . These buffoons are on their own, and the Igbo man is on his own !

  6. benosky

    September 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Shame to the so called IPOB. Where did they drive the strength of their agitation from? Their people have denied them. What else ? i know it will not work for them.

  7. Empress

    September 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

    And I thought I will see someone with credibility on the list of those in attendance, just a bunch of cowards masking as Governors and what not who can’t even boast of good roads or a working and affordable health system in their states.

    • nene

      September 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      very useless bunch!

  8. Jomowale

    September 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Whats truly sad that ive come to appreciate is IPOB they derive most their strength in the community by bringing old reminiscents to the last war between igbo vs hausa. Igbos were devastated. Igbos have big EGOS. Like elephants….but lets face it war isnt there bussines.

    Now ur setting urself for round 2 of a war most youths dont even remember, and ur terribly ill prepaired….whats to stop the same results from occuring again ?! The monkey frenzy ur stirring up.

    HAUSA-FULBE, na them be a kingdom. An old kingdom add that. About 900 years old. They have beeing stracturing and reinforcing their kingdom all this while. Not to fight igbo people, but to fight much greater contestants of would be enemies from North sahara! So u want to go up against this…..u dont even have a kingdom. U have a village(s) ?!

    A kingdom is recognized as a state whose jurisdiction (way of life!) is supported outside is borderlines therefore fostering ally states. Like Saudi Arabia. Who not add salt onto wound, Hausa-Fulbe, is part of that kingdom.

    saudi Arabia is weak now, the immidiate arab states and allies are in war and shumbles, this could be a gud time as any to do what u want to do. Hausas will stand alone. But u still need an empire, now it just happens igbo diaspora extends all the way thru to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola. u will need to unite and reach to these member states, to raise ur Kingdom. Then u will have the might to go against the Hausa Kingdom, otherwise ur setting selves up for a repeat of the last outcome!

    ultimately tho! This war is stupid. Hausa and igbo and yoruba are borthers. Fullanis are tag alongs but u can use them, they ignorant their fore manipultable,. Its islam wetin de devide you. Imagine a child should come down with malaria, you dont deal with it by destroying the child, but by dealing with the Malaria. The solution is to build a new empire. A nigerian Empire. Its ignorant people who are holding you back!!!

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