- Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, is opening up about the proscribed IPOB agitating for the creation of an independent Biafra
- Ikpeazu on Sunday, May 30, stated that he does not see the prospects of using violence, adding that there is nothing like IPOB in Abia state
- The governor recounting his experiences during the Nigerian Civil War argued that there are better means of going about such agitation
The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday, May 30, stated that he does not believe in the creation of Biafra through violence.
Ikpeazu made the disclosure when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
According to him, there are better means of going about such agitation, adding that it can be achieved in a civil manner.
The governor, speaking further, recalled his experiences during the Nigerian Civil War. Ikpeazu explained that from what he saw during that period, he doesn't want such to happen.
While noting that he doesn't want anything suicidal, the governor added that he doesn't see the prospects of that venture.
The governor said he does not recognise the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) spearheading the recent agitations for Biafra nation, saying there's no such group in Abia.
He also argued that some of the agitations from Nigerians are relevant and should be addressed.
Umahi speaks on IPOB activities in Ebonyi
The governor of Ebonyi, David Umahi, said IPOB members were not responsible for most of the numerous attacks in parts of the state.
The governor stated this on Wednesday, April 29, while briefing newsmen on some issues discussed at the state's security council meeting.
Umahi who is also the chairman of the Southeast Governors' Forum added that the hoodlums responsible for the attacks hide under the umbrella of IPOB.
Imo state govt reacts to IPOB sit-at-home order
Meanwhile, Imo government has directed residents of the state to ignore a sit-at-home order declared by the proscribed IPOB scheduled to take place from Saturday, May 29 to Monday, May 31, in the southeast region.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy, made this known during a press briefing on Thursday, May 27.
The commissioner urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation.