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Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by myright: 8:47pm On Jan 21
Nigerian secessionists greet Trump as help against Muslim north

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin as House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving looks on after reviewing troops on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. REUTERS/Michael Heiman/Pool
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin as House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving looks on after reviewing troops on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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By Anamesere Igboeroteonwu | ONITSHA, NIGERIA
Over 1,000 southern Nigerian secessionists took to the streets on Friday to express the hope that newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump might help counter Muslim influence in their country.

Shouting "Biafra for Trump", protesters held up U.S. flags and pictures of Trump in Port Harcourt, a major port city in the southeast, while also brandishing the Biafran flag and warning about Muslim influence in Nigeria.

Southern Nigeria is mostly Christian while Islam is the majority faith in the north.

Trump has hardly mentioned Africa during his election campaign. But his views about curbing Muslim immigration have scored well in southern Nigeria where many complain of neglect from President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north.

Trump took office in Washington on Friday.

"Arrests have been made - about 53 persons and counting," said Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman for Rivers state, where the rally took place.

"They have been in processions, singing and dancing along the roads and we are doing our best to contain them because we do not want the situation to degenerate or snowball into something else," said Omoni, who denied claims by protest leaders that officers had opened fire on the rally.

George Ipob, one of the protest leaders, said that "unlike Obama, Trump is sensitive to people like us ... he being also leader of the greatest free Christian country.

"We believe in his policies and agenda against terrorism, unbridled killings of defenceless people, subjugation and suppression of people across the world by despots," said the deputy national coordiantor for the Indigenous People of Biafra, who only gave his name as George.

"Trump is sane and sensitive to people like us ... will listen to our cries and put in a word for us where it matters."

Secessionist feeling has simmered in the southeast since the Biafra separatist rebellion tipped the west African country into a 1967-1970 civil war that killed an estimated 1 million people.

In November, Amnesty International said security agencies had killed at least 150 peaceful "Biafra" advocates. Police and army have denied this.


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1542SS

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Nobody: 8:50pm On Jan 21
Imagine the type of passion it will provoke if Trump is seen as helping Christian Biafrans against Muslim north.
The next episode of this drama should be very interesting.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Elkay3: 8:51pm On Jan 21
I couldn't understand the headline.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by psucc(m): 8:58pm On Jan 21
But other countries are separating, and we (nat. leaders) are supporting the separation of others and stiffly resist separation at home and is ready to kill. Why?

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by aljharem(m): 8:58pm On Jan 21
Aigbofa:
Imagine the type of passion it will provoke if Trump is seen as helping Christian Biafrans against Muslim north.
The next episode of this drama should be very interesting.

That will be a VERY GOOD MOVE !!!! Ole ni awon ara oke oya. Abeg make them no forget to free Yoruba nation as well upto Jebba

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Nobody: 9:04pm On Jan 21
aljharem:


That will be a VERY GOOD MOVE !!!! Ole ni awon ara oke oya. Abeg make them no forget to free Yoruba nation as well upto Jebba

Maybe you are right, but the problem is not strictly Christians vs Muslims, even an independent Biafra will still have some muslims.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Stingman: 9:04pm On Jan 21
aljharem:


That will be a VERY GOOD MOVE !!!! Ole ni awon ara oke oya. Abeg make them no forget to free Yoruba nation as well upto Jebba

...what are you doing about that...? Oh you want the IPOBS to die for you and you just get your freedom up to Jebba, hu? That's called treachery...You got to fight for what you believe in...

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by aljharem(m): 9:07pm On Jan 21
Stingman:


...what are you doing about that...? Oh you want the IPOBS to die for you and you just get your freedom up to Jebba, hu? That's called treachery...You got to fight for what you believe in...

Who asked the IPOD to fight for us ? It is not by protesting on the street. Just watch as things will plan out !!!

I suggest IPOD follow our method of doing things.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by steppin: 9:08pm On Jan 21
Aigbofa:


Maybe you are right, but the problem is not strictly Christians vs Muslims, even an independent Biafra will still have some muslims.
Yeah, few Muslims. They won't mess around like they do in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Nobody: 9:11pm On Jan 21
steppin:

Yeah, few Muslims. They won't mess around like they do in Nigeria.

You will keep them in check right? And maybe persecute them a little bit. I know Biafra will not be a beacon of hope for the oppressed anyway, the signs are clearly there.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Stingman: 9:15pm On Jan 21
aljharem:


Who asked the IPOD to fight for us ? It is not by protesting on the street. Just watch as things will plan out !!!

I suggest IPOD follow our method of doing things.

...You have no method of doing anything...From history, you will emerge when the job has been done...Awolowo said the same thing in the past....and he ended up being the VP and planned the worse genocide in this part of the world...

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by PDJT: 9:17pm On Jan 21
Aigbofa:


I personally will like the Biafrans to go.

Thank You.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by olasaad(f): 9:24pm On Jan 21
aljharem:


That will be a VERY GOOD MOVE !!!! Ole ni awon ara oke oya. Abeg make them no forget to free Yoruba nation as well upto Jebba

Lol. Jebba ke u better start from Ogbomosho. or better still match with the biafra

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by steppin: 9:37pm On Jan 21
Aigbofa:


You will keep them in check right? And maybe persecute them a little bit. I know Biafra will not be a beacon of hope for the oppressed anyway, the signs are clearly there.
They won't be oppressed, but be kept in check like the US does. No harm in doing that.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by KINGwax007(m): 9:41pm On Jan 21
Trump, just command buhari to break the country...we are so scared...

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by cheruv: 9:50pm On Jan 21
Aigbofa:


Maybe you are right, but the problem is not strictly Christians vs Muslims, even an independent Biafra will still have some muslims.
Which Muslims?
When Igboland is 99% Christian and 1% animist

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Noneroone(m): 10:07pm On Jan 21
A yoruba helped to write this fake article

Biafrans dont welcome trump just as a help against north but as a help in their self determination quest. The article is in effect vacouos as it does not state the aim of the protesters other than curbing "muslim influence". Reuters allowed them to mess up their article.

Nonsense!

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by basilo102: 11:27pm On Jan 21
Noneroone:
A yoruba helped to write this fake article

Biafrans dont welcome trump just as a help against north but as a help in their self determination quest. The article is in effect vacouos as it does not state the aim of the protesters other than curbing "muslim influence". Reuters allowed them to mess up their article.

Nonsense!
AFONJAs are always mischievous, BBC and NY Times have reported the real reason behind the protest i.e. Trump supported self determination during brexit. which one is "help curb muslim influence" again??

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by OILSOUP: 11:30pm On Jan 21
WEN TRUMP WILL DESCEND UPON BUHARI, IT WILL BE TOO FUNNY I SWEAR.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by kettle84(m): 2:53am On Jan 22
aljharem:


Who asked the IPOD to fight for us ? It is not by protesting on the street. Just watch as things will plan out !!!

I suggest IPOD follow our method of doing things.
what method of doing things?remain docile and be used and dumped like rags in the hands of awusa/Fulani like you have been doing over the years because of lack of courage. look how TINUBU who fought so hard for APC has been relegated and dumped.Awusa/Fulani believes that they are the best Muslims and are divinely mandated by Allah to dominate others.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Joel3(m): 3:05am On Jan 22
Trump is trying to isolate America and planning allies with Russia and isreal. countries like Britain, Germany, France, China, southern Americas & Muslim nation are already shivering. this is the new world order. do as I saw. eliminating all extremist Muslims to bring peace to mother earth. Muslims would have done the same if they are the world power. example in Nigeria. e.g the Fulani Muslims killing Christians in Nigeria since buhari became president and the President is not doing anything...


just imagine if buhari is in charge of the over 35 thousands nuclear warhead code box in America which trump is now in possession of. the fulani would have given praise to Allah and roasted all the Biafra, afonja, Niger Delta Christan and claim all their land and kidnap the women to sex slaves.. the Isis would also attacked the world and bombed isreal all nations.


to scare you further trump want to dissolved UN so he can freely dictate the affairs of America without foreign interference and the world at large, he will not concede defect if he lost and with Russia as standby allies and Israel by his side the Europe and Muslim countries are in trouble. he will freely bombed any Islamic nation that dea him. or any country that challenge him. another Hitler is here a new era and Muslim nation is already afraid.

ISIS and boko haram, herdsmen will be a thing of the past. and I see more countries building more nuclear in this new era. no more climates change funding as trump don't care and America is first.


God bless America and God bless Christians and Jews. a transition to a new peaceful world. an era for common sense.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by RonJeremy: 3:37am On Jan 22
El Rufai Is a war criminal...... The world is watching the genocide taking place in Southern Kaduna.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by KINGwax007(m): 4:38am On Jan 22
Stingman:


We pray that the IPOBS would change their mind otherwise, we afonjas are doomed...Ilorin comes to mind!!!Pray, pray, pray, Ogbenis....pray!!!
did I hear u say bakkassi o Ilorin?
grin grin grin

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by BabaRamota1980: 6:16am On Jan 22
Aigbofa:


You will keep them in check right? And maybe persecute them a little bit. I know Biafra will not be a beacon of hope for the oppressed anyway, the signs are clearly there.

I have not heard anyone position Biafra for nomination of the "worst place for minority to live" award as you just did! Great job!!

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by blackpanda: 6:29am On Jan 22
I think these biafran ipob members have serious mental issues. From nnamdi kanu dressing like a halloween jew to jobless ipob youth brandishing Trump photos as if he gives a flying f**k about your silly asses. Morons! You better wake up and make the best for your life.
How come none of ojukwu's kids or family is leadibg this biafra protest None of your elite or their family members support your noisemaking rather they are busy in abuja lavishing ghana must go bags. Smh

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by jamislaw(m): 6:31am On Jan 22
Joel3:
Trump is trying to isolate America and planning allies with Russia and isreal. countries like Britain, Germany, France, China, southern Americas & Muslim nation are already shivering. this is the new world order. do as I saw. eliminating all extremist Muslims to bring peace to mother earth. Muslims would have done the same if they are the world power. example in Nigeria. e.g the Fulani Muslims killing Christians in Nigeria since buhari became president and the President is not doing anything...


just imagine if buhari is in charge of the over 35 thousands nuclear warhead code box in America which trump is now in possession of. the fulani would have given praise to Allah and roasted all the Biafra, afonja, Niger Delta Christan and claim all their land and kidnap the women to sex slaves.. the Isis would also attacked the world and bombed isreal all nations.


to scare you further trump want to dissolved UN so he can freely dictate the affairs of America without foreign interference and the world at large, he will not concede defect if he lost and with Russia as standby allies and Israel by his side the Europe and Muslim countries are in trouble. he will freely bombed any Islamic nation that dea him. or any country that challenge him. another Hitler is here a new era and Muslim nation is already afraid.

ISIS and boko haram, herdsmen will be a thing of the past. and I see more countries building more nuclear in this new era. no more climates change funding as trump don't care and America is first.


God bless America and God bless Christians and Jews. a transition to a new peaceful world. an era for common sense.



stop masturbating Trump don't have time for you beafraud because you guys are grug dealers and Trump hate that.

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by BabaRamota1980: 6:52am On Jan 22
steppin:

They won't be oppressed, but be kept in check like the US does. No harm in doing that.

They will resent being put in check and start protesting as you are doing now. How do you plan to manage their resentment of you and protest on your streets?

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Re: Nigerian Secessionists Greet Trump As Help Against Muslim North- Reuters by Royalfurnitures: 9:38am On Jan 22
Calling for secession is not the solution to our problems as a nation but is the govt and the Muslim not doing anything to convince the world that those calling for secession has no reason to?

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