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‘Hope Uzodinma has murdered sleep so he should be ready to stay awake — IPOB reacts to killing of ESN top commander by security operatives



The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has reacted to the killing of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) identified as Ikonso by a combined team of the Nigerian army, DSS and Police.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, April 24, a combined raid by troops of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attacked the Operational Headquarters of the ISN in Awomama Village, Oru East LGA of Imo State after getting Intel on the exact location of ISN top commander popularly known as Ikonson Commander.


According to a statement by the army, upon approaching Ikonson, multiple gunfire ensued resulting in the death of Ikonson, six other ESN members and the death of four Nigerian security operatives.


Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, said the second in command of the ESN, Ikonson Commander, was killed in the gun battle with the security team. 

The statement also said sophisticated weapons and operational vehicles of the ESN were also recovered.



The IPOB has now reacted, promising ”hell for all those who had a hand in the attack”.

In a press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Saturday night, IPOB strongly condemned the attack and described the death of the ESN commander as ” very painful”.

IPOB then accused Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodima of colluding with the security operatives to murder Ikonso for allegedly turning down the governor’s lucrative offer to head the Ebubeagu security outfit announced by South-East governors to combat crime in the region.

IPOB said that Uzodima ‘had murdered sleep’ so should ‘be ready to stay awake’.


The statement read in part:

“IPOB ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, strongly condemn the unprovoked attack on some members of IPOB and ESN operatives at Oguta junction at Mgbidi, along Owerri road Onitsha expressway by a joint security force comprising the army, police and DSS operatives, with the support of Imo State Government.

“The killing of the heroic innocent Biafrans protecting our communities and towns from Fulani terrorist herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in cold blood is very painful.

” Hope Uzodinma and all those who had a hand in this wickedness will pay dearly. Hope Uzodinma and his cowardly Nigerian security agencies cannot confront Fulani terrorists but only flex their muscles when they see Biafra agitators.

“For murdering Ikonso, the ESN unit COMMANDER in a cold blood, Uzodima has stirred the hornet nest! He should get ready for a sting.

“Uzodima allegedly decided to kill Ikonso because he refused his offer to head Ebubeagu ghost security outfit formed by South-East governors.

” Uzodima has tried but without success to lure ESN operatives into EBUBEAGU. He had made irresistible offers to them which were turned down, hence his resorting to the elimination of these patriotic heroes who vowed never to betray Biafra.

“Hope Uzodinma sent a lot of emissaries to beg Ikonso and other ESN officers to join EBUBEAGU security outfit. So, because of their refusal to betray Biafra agitation and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the governor mobilized joint security forces to attack them today.

“Contrary to claims by the cowardly security forces who flee from terrorists but kill innocent citizens, they were not able to penetrate into the camp of ESN. They only ambushed Ikonso but we promise them hell for this cowardly act!

“Hope Uzodima has murdered sleep, so he should be ready to stay awake! FULANI terrorists pretending as cattle sellers in Enugu destroyed Police van and attacked Government officials on lawful duty with AK-47 but no Army, police or DSS attacked them till now.

“But ESN operatives defending our communities against the terrorists are being hunted like games every day. The world has kept quiet over this atrocity until we begin our own madness.

“May Chukwu Okike Abiama accept the souls of our gallant men. Biafra shall always remember them and other fallen heroes for their heroism!


News of Ikonson’s killing comes after hoodlums attacked and burnt Uzodinma’s house in Oru.

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One suspect arrested as police officers engage armed robbers in a gun battle in Ogun (photos)



One suspect arrested as police officers engage armed robbers in a gun battle in Ogun (photos)

One suspect has been arrested and others currently on the run after men of the Ogun state police command engaged them in a gunbattle in the Ipamesan area of Sango Ota on Saturday, May 15.


A statement released by the spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the Sango Ota divisional headquarters received a distress call that the dare devil robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already boggled a warehouse in the area.


Abimbola said upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilized his patrol team, and moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the robbers, who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight but were hotly chased by the policemen. On getting to Joju area, and realizing the determination of the patrol team to subdue them,  they decided to engage the policemen in the gun battle.



”Due to the superior firepower of the policemen, they abandoned the two robbed vehicles, a Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW snatched from one Dosumu Kazeem, and a Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. The team pursued them, and one of the robbers, later identified as Henry Obe was arrested in the process.

It was later discovered, that the hoodlums had shot a guard attached to a warehouse own by one Yinka Oduwale, before breaking into the said warehouse and looting it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead” he said


The police spokesperson added that items recovered from the suspects include one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, 2 phones, 3 tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW, and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.

Abimbola added that the state commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed the crack detectives, to go after the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice within the shortest possible period.


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Reno Omokri Reveals Verse From The Quran Where Jesus Was Called The ‘Messiah’



Renowned author and former presidential aid Reno Omokri has shared on his page some verses in the Holy Quran where Jesus Christ was called the Messiah.

Reno Omokri shared a post directed at a man he tagged called Abdullahi Shehu Sanni. According to him, Allah has opened the eyes of his followers to the truth of the Islamic religion. He posted from the Holy Quran chapter 3:45 describing Jesus Christ as “MasiH Isa’ which means in English the Messiah.

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He wrote on his Facebook page….

Dear Abdullahi Shehu Sani,

“Thank you for praying that Allah should open my eyes to the truth of Islam.

I am happy to inform you that your prayer was answered 23 years ago, in 1998, when I read the Quran. And it is still being answered as I still read the Quran.

I also encourage others to also read the Quran. Especially Quran 4:171, which refers to Christ Yeshua as Kalimatullah, which in English means ‘a Word from God’, which is a confirmation of what the gospel according to John said about Christ.

In Quran 3:45, Christ is described as MasīH ‘Īsā, which in English means Yeshua the Messiah, which agrees with John 4:26.

Quran 3:49 tells the faithful that Christ performed many miracles, which agrees with many verses in Scripture.


Finally, Quran 3:55 says those who follow Christ are above, which agrees with Ephesians 2:6.

With such a testimony about Christ, by even the Quran, why would I leave Him, and follow anyone?

Under the rain, and under the sun, in life and in death, and even to the death, I will follow ONLY Christ.

Thank you and may God bless you.

FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNugget”.

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Former Ebonyi lawmaker denies involvement in abduction and torture of community leader



Linus Abba Okorie, a former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo Federal Constituency, has denied involvement in the abduction and torture of Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya.

It was gathered that Ogbonna, a former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was abducted by unknown hoodlums on Thursday evening, May 13, on his way back from a Parents Teachers Association meeting. 

The victim, a key leader of G13 group, had appeared on a television programme last week and kicked against the policies of Governor Umahi. He was released on Friday morning with severe injuries all over his body and is currently lying critically ill in a hospital.

The G13 group alleged that due to the media appearance, Amos was threatened by the Governor’s aides and party men. They claimed that his abduction was planned by an aide of one of the special assistants to Umahi.  

In a statement issued on Friday, May 14, Okorie described the allegations of his involvement as “false, concocted, childish, unfounded, unintelligent, imbecilic and, evidently, a hollow decoy intended to divert the attention of the public and security agencies from otherwise credible leads pointing strongly in the direction of the APC, its members and authorities in the state.”

                                                                    Linus Okorie 

My attention has been drawn to an irresponsible and unconscionable press release by the Ebonyi State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Ogbuatu Chidi Simbad, alleging that I “ordered the kidnap” of Amos Ogbonnaya, one of the embattled former Development Centre Coordinators currently in a running battle with the State Government over issues bordering on their past service and welfare.


The infantile argument of the illogical statement is that the victim offended me by attending a reconciliation meeting with an official of the state government that was,allegedly, held Palm Bay, a public place that is always full of people and activities.


This, in the juvenile and warped interpretation of the Ebonyi APC apparatchik, meant betrayal by Amos.


I wish to state unequivocally that the allegation is false, concocted, childish, unfounded, unintelligent, imbecilic and, evidently, a hollow decoy intended to divert the attention of the public and security agencies from otherwise credible leads pointing strongly in the direction of the APC, its members and authorities in the state.


I challenge the Ebonyi APC and its Publicity Secretary to go public with evidence substantiating its various allegations against me and the Ebonyi state chapter of the PDP in this heinous crime. As the ruling party in the state, it beggers reason that it has so much evidence of the motive and details of a kidnap, yet has done nothing to rescue the victim so he can narrate his story to the police to facilitate the arrest and prosecution of the culprits.


Without preempting the eventual outcome of ongoing investigations by the police and other securty agencies, I am convinced that whoever authored or authorized that jaundiced press release of the APC knows the abductors and whereabouts of Amos Ogbonnaya, and should be held to account.


It is already in the public domain and, yet, undenied that one of the alleged abductors Chinonso Obasi (Consider) is a member of the APC, an Aide to a serving SSA to the governor, a member of the State Taskforce on IGR and probably also, a member of the speedily notorious EBUBEAGU.



No amount of consulated decoys and sophistry will detract attention from that undenied fact, especially as both the victim and the suspect hail from the same Okposi community and the crime happened on home-ground. Am confident that whenever Amos is released, tie world shall hear his full story. Let it be clearly state that my long standing relationship with the good people of Okposi Ezinasato, which is the intendment of the false allegation, remain untainted and flourishing.


Neither myself nor any true Onicha Igboeze son will be party to such a dastardly criminal act against an illustrious som of Okposi as in the present case. I feel the collective pain of the Okposi Exinasato clan amd will renain a part of unearthing the truth behind the crime so as to avoid a repeat.


I wish to passionately appeal to the Governor David Umahi to quickly intervene and ensure that Amos is not killed to cover up the identity of his abductors. This is more so given that the painful memory of the Late Ihebunandu Okorie, himself a former Coordinator in Okposi, and how he was mysteriously murdered is still very fresh to allow a repeat.


The spate of insecurity in the state too behooves the state government to ensure that its officials and organs live well above board, and are not themselves, part of the problem.


Finally, I hereby make myself available to the police and other securty agencies at any time in the course of their investigation of this heinous crime.


At the same time, let me sound a clear note of intention to pursue my right to protect my name and hard earned integrity against the purveyors of this criminal allegation, should it finally be proven that it is false and unfounded.


Rep. Linus Okorie,FCA

Member, House of Representatives (2011-2020)


Former Ebonyi lawmaker denies involvement in abduction and torture of community leader Former Ebonyi lawmaker denies involvement in abduction and torture of community leader

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