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Blood and Tears Flow in Enugu as Fulani Herdsmen Massacre People, Take Over The Places.

Scores of people are reported killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen who invaded Enugu in the early hours of Monday.
State police spokesperson Ebere Amaraizu have confirmed the report. Amaraizu said the police and the army are responding to the situation.
The suspected herdsmen reportedly invaded Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani local government area of the state sacking houses and killing many.

According to reports, Enugu residents are fleeing the affected (and other) communities in search of safe havens.
Reports say neighbouring Nkpologu and Uvuru, and far away Nkpologu, have fled to Nsukka.

It’s not the first time suspected Fulani gunmen would invade communities. Two months ago, the herdsmen reportedly killed over 300 people in Agatu, Benue State.

They said the killings were reprisals for a Fulani man killed by members of the community in 2013. President Muhammadu Buhari said the conflict is a “perennial problem” and “we’ll look into it.”
Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed said the gover…

Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-5, Documents on Africa, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-5, Documents on Africa, 1969-1972
Released by the Office of the Historian

Friday, February 21, 1969

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT FROM: Henry A. Kissinger SUBJECT: Letter to General Gowon, Head of The Federal Government of Nigeria At Tab A, for your signature, is a reply to General Gowon which conveys your policy approach to the Nigerian civil war. Gowon's inaugural greeting (Tab B) invited you to send a personal emissary on a fact-finding visit to Nigeria. Your reply has been held pending the NSC study on Nigeria-Biafra relief, and particularly the decision on a relief coordinator. This letter will be a primary policy document in our relations with the Federal side. It should establish clearly both the tone and substance of the careful balance you wish to strike between a high public impact on relief and minimal political involvement. Moreover, all or part of the letter may leak in Lagos. The position it takes should be credible to our own…

‘Europeans wrongly see Igboland as a region for notorious robbers, kidnappers, ritual killers’

A delegation of the Nigerian Igbo Community in Europe ,NICE , an organization of Igbos living in Europe, led by its International President, Chief Chris Ebede, embarked on a fact-finding mission to  Anambra State. The one- week  tour was inspired by information gaining momentum in Europe  that the  region was  in  steady decline due to long years of neglect by  the Federal Government and lack of honest and people-oriented leadership.

By Akoma Chinweoke
What is the Nigerian Igbo Community in Europe, NICE , about?
Igbos in Europe, with  international headquarters in the United Kingdom, is the brain child of Chief Ebede and now one of the leading Igbo organizations in Europe and the Diaspora . The organization was formed in 2003 with an initial membership of 20  persons of both genders embracing academics, business people, students and religious ministers residing in London. However, in the past one decade, following sustained membership and enlightenment campaign, the organization has  gr…

Biafra: A-Court shifts hearing on Kanu, others appeal to May 5: By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA—-The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, shifted hearing on the appeal that was lodged by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, till May 5.
Following insistence by Kanu’s A three-man panel of Justices of the appellate court led by Justice Abdul Aboki adjourned the matter after it was discovered that it was not listed for hearing in the court’s cause list.
lawyer, Chief Chuks Muoma, SAN, that it was the appellate court itself that originally fixed April 25 to hear the matter, Justice Aboki, promised that the court would look into the matter on the next adjourned date.
Kanu, alongside two other pro-Biafra agitators, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu, had gone before the appellate court to challenge what they termed “strange procedure” adopted in their trial. Already, the trio ‎who are answering to a six-count treason charge, has urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to stay further hearing on the case against them, pend…

BREAKING NEWS: Alleged Contracted Activist Drags Nnamdi Kanu To ICC; Kanu's Brother Reacts.

The brother to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Prince Kanu has reacted to a petition made to the International Criminal Court against his brother Nnamdi Kanu who is a prisoner of conscience.

Prince told that the petition against the Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu is an effort by the federal government to distract the agitation of Biafra by the IPOB.
A civil rights activist, Albert Ella in a petition had called on the ICC to investigate the claims made by the Department of State Services (DSS) over five Hausa-Fulanis alleged to have been killed by IPOB members.
The petitioned sent through Ella’s lawyer, Edward Omaga has also been said to be acknowledged by the ICC.
But in his reaction, Prince said: “These are people who have been planted by the so called federal government to distract the agitation of Biarfra that is what is happening. So in any way they come, we are more than able to challenge them, these are people paid for distractions.”
He also said th…