Britain condemns death of Muslims in Borno but have kept silent over the slaughter of over 45 Igbo Christians in Kano
British Cabinet Minister Mark Simmonds on Tuesday condemned as “contemptible and cowardly” an attack on a mosque in northeastern Nigeria in which suspected Islamic extremists killed at least 44 worshippers and wounded another 26 reports Associated Press.
Against the backdrop of renewed agitation for a president of Igbo extraction in 2015, a frontline politician from the Southeast geo-political zone, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has urged Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan a second term.
9000 being made Destitute in Lagos State in preparation for Deportation to Igboland says Amnesty International
Tens of thousands of Nigerians risk being made homeless as part of redevelopment plans in Lagos, Amnesty International said in a report.
Information peddled by Nigerian Government and circulated by the media has been shown to be false as the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau announced his presence with the slaughter of 44 Muslim worshipers and 12 villagers in Borno. The attack it was learnt was directed at followers of the breakaway faction of Boko Haram negotiating with the Government of Nigeria who earlier claimed they had killed Shekau and overthrown him as the leader of the insurgency group.
44 massacred in a Borno mosque, another 12 killed in Mafa as Northern sponsors of Boko Haram begin soul searching
About 44 people praying at a mosque in Konduga town, some 22 miles outside Maiduguri, Borno state, have been gunned down by suspected Islamic militants, security agents said.A Department of State Service, DSS, agent and a member of a civilian vigilante group working with the military said, yesterday, they counted the bodies at the mosque after last Sunday morning’s attack.
Ohanaeze speaks at last, condemns Police role, rejects Lagos govt’s explanation on Igbo Deportation from Lagos
In Awka the Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Monday, condemned the role played by the Nigeria Police in aiding the recent deportation of some Igbos from Lagos on the order of the state government.
Comrade Archiboy Agbaigba is the President of Oha Ukwa-Ngwa Congress in Abia State. He is also an Aba based civil rights activist. In this interview, he asserts among others that the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has outlived its usefulness. Excerpts: