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|Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by SlayerSupreme: 5:44pm On Jul 22, 2016|
– IPOB has berated Victor Obong Attah for
saying Biafra is only for Igbo people
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has
insisted that Biafra is not just an Igbo project but
covers all the region in the south east and south
IPOB made this assertion in response to a
statement credited to Victor Obong Attah who
said Biafra was an Igbo project and called for a
restructuring of the country which he said would
put an end to the agitation.
The former governor of Akwa Ibom in an
interview with Vanguard had said that the Igbos
needed the rest of Nigeria to grow and vice versa
and that the Igbos cannot confine themselves to
their land-locked Igbo states.
However, IPOB has described the statement
made by Attah as clueless and wondered if he
was born during the Biafra civil war.
In a statement signed by Dr Clifford Iroanya and
Mr. Emma Mmezu who are the spokesperson of
the group, they said the role played by Philip
Effiong in the agitation for an independent Biafra.
IPOB described some Biafra elders as clueless
and cited the former governor as one of them for
failing to acknowledge that the entire south east
and south south made up Biafra.
The statement read: “Some elders in Biafra land
have become the most clueless people in the
world and it rings more true for people who are
supposedly seen as educated like the former
governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah
who last week made an objection against the
statement made by the President Muhammadu
Buhari that Nigeria's unity is not negotiable.
“While we generally applauded Obong Attah on
his response to President Buhari that the unity of
Nigeria is negotiable, we regrettably read few
days later the same man blabbing and saying
Biafra is for the Igbo alone. So, we began to ask
ourselves critical questions about this statement
coming from the man we respected so much.
“We are forced to ask if Obong Victor Attah lack
full knowledge and history about the Biafra civil
war or does he not know who was called
General Philip Effiong, the Biafran second in
command to General Odumegwu Ojukwu, who
happened to come from the same state with him,
“With due respect , Biafra is not for Igbo alone,
rather, Igbo is one of the tribes that makes up
Biafra. In case you forget the history, His Royal
Highness Chief Frank Opigo Dawai 111,
Amananaowei of Angiama, an elder statesman,
politician, educationist, philanthropist and
graduate in 1953, became the administrator of
Yenegoa Province of Biafra and the
Commissioner for Rural Development in 1967.
“Chief Opigo in a meeting summoned by late
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu suggested the
name “BIAFRA. He gave the name Biafra, after
the Bight of Biafra now Bonny and the rest of the
old Eastern elders in that meeting including
General Odimegwu Ojukwu, adopted the name”.
“As a matter of fact Biafra's historical record
would remain incomplete if this great Ijaw son is
not mentioned or remembered. Sir you also
forgot that as at the time when Ojukwu declared
Biafra, he was Governor of Eastern Region that
includes Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross
River states, Old Rivers and Old Cross Rivers
were already created by Gowon.
“In other words Biafra consists of Abia, Akwa
Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta,
Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states. Sir your
statement that Biafra is only for the Igbo tribe is
clueless and we wonder if you were not born
before the war.
“Sir, you forgot too soon that Phillip Effiong who
is from Akangkang of Ibiono Ibom in Akwa Ibom
State, a Chief of General Staff and next to the
Head of State General Ojukwu, fought in defense
of his people to the last second of the war,
General Ojukwu handed over power to General
Effiong, leaving for Côte d'Ivoire. Effiong
thereafter became Biafra's new Head of State till
“Henceforth we are ever united now, more
stronger than before, more determined, we will
never give room and will never tolerate anybody
who will instigate the divide and rule tactics
used on us by our enemies and we will ever
remain fearless before anybody who will stand
as an enemy to the restoration of our dear
country Biafra, and we hope sir that you will not
be one of those people we are talking about”.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:01pm On Jul 22, 2016|
We have said it so many times that should Nigeria break today, the Igbo will not force any tribe or group to be part of us. The Igbo will accept any of the minority tribes that prefer to be part of us and those that don't want to join us would be free to form their own country or remain with Nigeria.
MASSOB asked for six countries where they clearly separated Biafra from 'We SS people.'
IPOB should adopt this stand taken by MASSOB on this issue.
This is to clear the air before some 'We SS' will start crawling out shouting 'Leave us alone, we are not part of your Biafra, land grabbers, etc.'
Why is this so difficult to understand. What is wrong with some SS people for goodness sakes? You keep shouting leave us alone it is not by force and we have said several times that we are not forcing you or plaining to do so yet you still come here everyday to shout we are not part of your Biafra!
Please you are free to be part of any group of people you choose. The Igbos are not forcing any of you and there are no plans to do so. All we care about is Igboland including our lands carved into present day Rivers state in 1976 and Dlta north.
The rest of you 'We SS' can go and form your Niger Delta Republic.
We can survive without oil if that is what is getting you'll worked up. Germany today has no drop of oil and yet is the most powerful economy in Europe. There are so many countries in the world without oil and yet doing very fine. Look at Israel that moved into a desert and transformed it into a wonderful country for themselves.
Biafra is for Igboland only which includes Delta north and our lands carved into Rivers state in 1976..
The Niger Delta can form their republic.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by Nobody: 6:01pm On Jul 22, 2016|
South South is not part of Biafra simple.
Biafra is South East Igbo agenda simple.
Obong Victor Attah d former Governor of Akwa Ibom state is on point and absolutely correct for saying Biafra is purely and strictly Igbo Agenda. I agree with him absolutely.
Ojukwu ran away when it was clear he has lost the war and handed over to effiong to die. Effiong as a sharp man, knowing fully well Biafra is an igbo agenda and not efik agenda surrender sharply to Obasanjo on behalf of Federal Govt. Effiong never had a choice than to fight alongside Biafra being a millitary officer under ojukwu. He has no choice. Any attempt to refuse to Join Biafra would have resulted in him being Executed. We all know Ojukwu Executed people who refuse to join the war or Support Biafra.
IPOB using Phillip Effiong as a proof that people of Efik ethnic nationality was part of Biafra is highly flawed. Phillip Effiong only obeyed the order of his superior as a soldier. He was just doing his job and not representing d good and peace loving people of Efik ethnic nationalities.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by Nobody: 6:02pm On Jul 22, 2016|
as a Yoruba guy
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by JBismarck(m): 6:05pm On Jul 22, 2016|
IPOB nor, iPod ni. Yeye dey smell. Nigeria will remain forever and ever. Amen, amin, ase, ise etc. We have our differences and these shall be resolved by ourselves within ourselves.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:07pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Please what state are you from?
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by JBismarck(m): 6:08pm On Jul 22, 2016|
How does that matter. I'm a Nigerian from both Ogun and IMO States. Did I answer your Q?
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:11pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Tell Nigeria to stop marginalising the Igbos, we are too big to be pushed under.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by Nobody: 6:12pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Obong Attah is a Yoruba.
this Ipob people are grossly unserious,a prominent son of a particular region,said his people do not belong to your Biafra,na by force?
non-ibos refusing Biafra since 1930.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by JBismarck(m): 6:18pm On Jul 22, 2016|
OK, I will relay your message but Nigeria isn't going to break. Get that?
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:18pm On Jul 22, 2016|
I am Igbo and I agree largely with your submission.
Read my earlier post.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:19pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Are you God to know that Nigeria will not break?
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by ISpiksDaTroof: 6:19pm On Jul 22, 2016|
SlayerSupreme:But Delta State wasn't part of the Eastern Region, how is it now part of Biafra?
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by medpren: 6:20pm On Jul 22, 2016|
It is very commonsensical to see why Ex-Gov Attah will not support Biafra. Ex-Govs in Akwa-Ibom and many states are entitled to lifelong pensions, health insurance and Allowances running into hundreds of millions of naira.
Like many elites, the status quo feeds their bellies, they don't care if anyone else is dying in 'one nigeria'. People like Attah can't make sacrifices. It must be their bellies and nothing more. These are the foools the yoruba and hausas want the common man in SESS to depend on for the actualization of restoration away from the lugardian contraption.
The common man in the SESS will determine what's best for him, not one overfed pot belly politician who is profitting from the status quo. IPOB and Avengers are the only people worth listening.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:26pm On Jul 22, 2016|
We are only interested in our lands in Delta north not all part of Delta state, okay.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by nairaland123: 6:26pm On Jul 22, 2016|
"UNITY OF NIGERIA IS NOT NEGATIABLE"
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 6:26pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Ugomba, Ikechukwu68, Ikechu1, Ikechu68
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by khadaffi(m): 6:38pm On Jul 22, 2016|
I have been asking them this question since God knows when and they either pretend to be dumb or stupid.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by khadaffi(m): 6:39pm On Jul 22, 2016|
At what point in time did Delta north become your land
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by cheruv: 6:52pm On Jul 22, 2016|
HydrogenForest:Ihe dika ihnye a
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by cheruv: 6:55pm On Jul 22, 2016|
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by SlayerSupreme: 7:01pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Nna eh @HydrogenForest I tire for this people o. You just took the words from my mouth. And to think Obong Victor,not long ago,said Nigeria's unity is very negotiable now turns around to talk rubbish. I suspect bribe.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by ikechu1: 7:04pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Who gives a Bleep what Attah said. None of SE governors support biafra, does that stop the common man.
Hell the first people to protest for Nnamdi Kanu's release was AKwa ibom women in that freaking Akwa ibom. After which was anioma then SE. Shit on Facebook, you have an ibibio currently arguing against ND Republic and supporting Biafra...I can even provide each post he made if anyone wants am
Should I now say he speaks for entire AKwa Ibom? Of course not.
My bestfriend, who is also an Akwa ibom, supports Biafra and even currently the creator of a biafra alliance group in my area..should I now say my best friend speaks for entire AK? Of course not
His entire family supports Biafra..likewise his grandad was a past biafran solider and till date support the biafran movement. Should i now classify his family as speakers of AK? Of course not.
Should i classify the AK memebers in Biafran alliance group my Bestfrienf created as speakers of AK? Of course not.
Likewise the Attah whoever. Each speaks for themselves and themselves alone. The only thing that'll speak for all is a Referendum.
If the Yoloba and Hausa clowns wants to master bate on this thread because they think this somehow hurts Biafra. Abeg let them masterbate and continue making a fool of themselves. Those things disgust me to the point, any time I see anything from them I wish to rip the throat of the clown especially the yoloba.
So Abeg no disturb me.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by Nobody: 7:04pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Igbos like claiming what they don't own; is it by force to attach? Same people will claim Lagos, Israel, Uganda even when the people don't even recognise them.
It's not a good thing for people not to know their history.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 7:05pm On Jul 22, 2016|
cheruv:Eziokwu nwannem. Indi ozor choro isoroanyi nsogbu adi.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by SlayerSupreme: 7:08pm On Jul 22, 2016|
tuale4u:Chai. Edo devil. See lies. Go and read Effiong's narration of the war. You can't find a better appraisal of Biafra than Effiong's book. Even his son today is more pro-Biafran than we IPoB. Go and sit down Edo boy. You're devilish.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by HydrogenForest: 7:10pm On Jul 22, 2016|
The government should simply conduct a referendum to solve all these arguments once and for all.
Thank you General Ikechu1.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by cheruv: 7:17pm On Jul 22, 2016|
HydrogenForest:O tèbèghi m kà sí ban pùtá...ya mére o bú Igbo kàm gà nāsuzi ugbuu
Ban a merem ji nwe ohere mùchá ihnye gbásárá Nsibiri Igbo... Oge rú, m gēme kà oha NL hú nchópùtám
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by SlayerSupreme: 7:17pm On Jul 22, 2016|
ISpiksDaTroof:Asaba people will never stay in Nigeria if Biafra secedes. Edo people pointed out Igbos hiding in Asaba homes,to the federal troops after the war started. Murtala Mohammad summarily massacred Asaba people for hiding their fellow Igbos. It was from Asaba,our most respected Joe "Hannibal" Achuzie crossed over and led one of the best ever attacks by Biafra against Nigeria. Now you know.
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|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by ikechu1: 7:23pm On Jul 22, 2016|
No. We didn't hide anyone in Asaba actually. We tried to be neutral. We were massacred because of the fact we were Igbos and refuses to deny it...that was why. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying to you. My granddad was one of the victims of that massacre and my grandad didn't hide anyone. My granddad was killed because he refused to deny wtf he was.
Secondly, people blame Murtala for the killing but very few people know that Murtala was not the one that ordered the killing. It was a Yoruba man that did. Murtala took the blame of ordering the killing a because he was the leader of the troop that invaded Ababa. You should read okocha's book...you'll learn a lot but if you ever have the chance, visit a saba and talk to some of our elders. You'll learn a whole lot
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by SlayerSupreme: 7:30pm On Jul 22, 2016|
Hmmm. Interesting @Ikechukwu. What i wrote was testimony from another Asaba peep. So i guess the Edo people simply alerted the troops that Asaba people were proudly Igbos. And sadly, they died holding unto that fact. Chai! They are never forgotten.
|Re: Ipob Replies Obong Attah : You Are Clueless,remember Philip Effiong by Victorvexz(m): 7:35pm On Jul 22, 2016|
ikechu1:See how truth they pain u for body. U think everyone body is delusional like u biafrans, lol
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