In obvious Fake News as Anambra elections approaches, suspected agents of Nigerian political establishment have began spreading a message that Nnamdi Kanu has been deposed as leader of IPOB.
The message was propagated by Daily Independent according to its re-propagation in DailyPost. The message by a lady presenter, “Okorafor” claimed that a so-called “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili” is Kanu’s replacement.
The Fake News is likely being propagated wildly by security agencies in fears of the IPOB declared election-day sit at home which will jeopardize the future of the political class.
Increasing likelihood that Nnamdi Kanu and his father Igwe Israel Kanu had been killed or abducted by the Nigerian military, the Fake News report had an outlandish claim that the duo bought properties of millions of dollars abroad with proceeds from the organisation. This apparently in attempt to tarnish their images with their sympathizers and revoke public sympathy on their assassination or abduction.
IPOB has released a Press statement debunking the government Fake News now also sponsored Vanguard.
It would be the second time the ladies voice was used in a hack of the radio station. During the first such event we reported while Nnamdi Kanu was incarcerated, the lady said “this is radio Biafra, closing down forever.”
The new message as relayed in the media was:
The international media arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Radio Biafra, has resumed operations.
But instead of the fiery rhetoric with which it was associated with, the radio announced the sack of Nnamdi Kanu, as director and leader of IPOB.
The Radio Biafra’s programme started between 6am -7am on Sunday with the lady announcer, who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was restructuring.
Then the shocking announcement that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations”
According to Okorafor, one “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is Kanu’s replacement.”
She reeled out reasons why Kanu was removed to include: “Personalisation of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
“Kanu’s actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.
“Kanu privately collected £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father, Igwe Israel Kanu, in a clear case of ‘monkey dey work baboon dey chop’.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.
“Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbo men to kneel down and kiss his feet.
“Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.”
Daily Independent Newspaper reports that there was a mixture of excitement and confusion within Nigeria security circles as a result of this new development in IPOB as security agencies do not know what to make of this.
The sack of Kanu is only the latest change in the checkered history of Radio Biafra, which began as the mouthpiece of MASSOB.
From all indications Nnamdi Kanu and his father have been either killed or abducted by the Nigerian army.
They have both not been seen or heard of for two months since the September 14th raid on their home in Umuahia.
Tuning in to Radio Biafra, the deputy director of the station, Uche Mefor was heard giving the usual broadcast and calling the Nigerian government a terror institution, with no hint of change as allegedly broadcast through the radio.
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IPOB Press Statement
IPOB PRESS RELEASE
14th Nov. 2017
We the family members of the Indigenous People
of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s leadership worldwide
under the supreme command of Mazi Nnamdi
Kanu the prophet of our time, wish to clarify that
the DSS/Ministry of Information engineered
speculation regarding the position of our leader is
a cheap diversionary tactics designed to test our
dedication and resolve in the run up to the much
anticipated boycott of Anambra elections on
Saturday November 18th, 2017. Not minding the
involvement of two key ministries of government
in the propagation of this falsehood, we remain
fiercely resolute and undeterred by the crude
antics of a drowning government. They have lost
every sense of shame. The only option left open
for them is to periodically opt for hyper-dramatics
in an environment devoid of any form of
By seeking to deflect attention away from multiple
fronts of attack IPOB have subjected the Buhari
regime to, DSS and their propaganda arm, the
Ministry of Information came up with this
laughable concoction about the dismissal of our
leader, which they know, even by their own very
low standards of news management, is so
hilarious that no sane mind will believe it.
Biafrans and the entire humanity knows that Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu was abducted by Nigerian soldiers
on the 14th September 2017, therefore no amount
of fake stories about our leader and our
movement planted through government friendly
media houses, will dent our resolve to restore
Biafra. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the only person with
absolute command over entire Biafra restoration
effort, remains the rock upon which the entire
edifice of IPOB is built. The preposterous and
laughable idea that he has been sacked from
Radio Biafra he personally established in London
and IPOB he founded is tantamount to saying
that the Sun is no longer part of the solar
system. It is not only unthinkable, it will be
foolish of anyone to contemplate it.
The world can now see how the Caliphate cabal
is running Nigeria through fabrications and
unadulterated falsehood in the hope of twisting
the minds of the gullible and the easily deceived.
For anyone to believe that faceless hitherto
unheard of individuals can wake up one evening
and announce the replacement of a man that
commands 50 million people with presence in
over 100 countries of the world, making him only
second to Pope Francis as the personality with
the largest cult following on earth, is plain stupid.
Anybody who peddles or believes such a story
needs his or her brain examined. This is another
classic DSS engineered subterfuge that fell flat on
its face as all on their previous efforts to rubbish
the personality of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did. Many
more weird and ludicrous stories will emerge in
the coming days. The more IPOB applies the
pressure, the more bizarre the antics of this
shambolic APC Government becomes.
No amount of fabricated falsehood or carefully
packaged lies by DSS and Lai Mohammed’s
Ministry of Information will ever erase the fact
that Nigerian soldiers last September invaded
Kanu’s compound and abducted him. The
Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali on Channels
Television admitted during an interview that
troops went in search of our leader in his home
without court warrant in a supposed democracy.
This invasion led to the death of 28 people shot
by Nigerian soldiers. It doesn’t take much to
understand that fake stories is part of the
strategy of government to stop people from
asking them where Nnamdi Kanu is. By regaling
the gullible few with wild stories such as the
sacking of our leader, they hope to cheapen a
very serious matter of abduction and possible
extra judicial execution. We advice the discerning
public to disregard such junk news and continue
to demand for the whereabouts of our leader from
the Buhari regime.
We must not forget the case of purported splinter
groups set up by DSS such as REIPOB, TRIPOB,
RENIPOB, SEXIPOB etc. Non of them made it from
newspaper pages into the real world. This latest
show of shame by DSS and the Nigerian Army
proves that they are still holding our leader Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu in their custody and are hoping to
create a diversion with this talk of his
replacement when they know such is impossible.
We have all become accustomed to the crude
antics of this shameless Nigerian Government and
her security agencies who are so desperate to
create confusion and pandemonium within the
hierarchy of IPOB. That they came up with this
ludicrous propaganda of the replacement of the
irreplaceable IPOB leader is confirmation of their
desperation. IPOB is arguably the most disciplined
mass movement in the world today, if not all the
years of torture of Benjamin Madubugwu, David
Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie Ishinwa would
have provided DSS the key witness against Kanu
in the treasonable felony trial they have been
This fabricated news of the sacking of our leader
is nothing more than mere childish prank played
by unintelligent people in a supposedly
intelligence agency. No right thinking person
would waste his or her time on such nonsensical
We have concluded that instead of DSS to remove
Nnamdi Kanu as IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, even
in military custody, will remove Jubril the
Sudanese who is parading himself as Buhari and
return him to Sudan where he belongs.
Fabricating, concocting and peddling lies against
IPOB through government friendly newspapers
and media houses to the amusement of the
undiscerning public is an exercise in futility. Our