Suspected IPOB Members Storm Church, Attack Anambra Guber Candidate

Suspected IPOB Members Storm Church, Attack Anambra Guber Candidate

Suspected to be members of Nigeria's secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group of youths on Friday allegedly disrupted a church function attended by a governorship aspirant in Anambra State on the platform of the Progressives Peoples Alliance, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo.

Reports say the unfortunate incident occurred at Odoekpe, Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.

IPOB had recently in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, insisted that the November 18 poll in Anambra would not hold.

It said Anambra State as the flagship of Igbo held a strategic position in the Biafra struggle that any mistake made in handling Anambra affair in the Biafra cause would have a ripple effect.

The statement said, “Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is very strategic and methodical in his approach to restore Biafra; therefore every step IPOB takes, regardless of its impact, is designed to bring Biafra closer.

“Anambra election boycott will benefit not just Biafrans but other component ethnic nationalities in Nigeria as well,” he said.

In the Friday incident, the IPOB youths disrupted the campaign team of the PPA governorship aspirant that went to Ogbaru to worship at God’s Own Pentecostal Church.

The assailants brandished Biafra flags and sung Biafran songs They stormed the worship centre, asking the PPA flag bearer and his entourage to desist from addressing the congregation and leave their place.

One of them said, “Many politicians have been lying to us and used us for so long ; we don’t need them again.

“Our youths are jobless, our roads are bad. We want our freedom and we do not want all these politicians here anymore,” he raged.

Nigerian Bulletin