Nigeria and pro-Biafra campaigners step up war of words

Nigeria and pro-Biafra campaigners step up war of words

Nigeria’s government and pro-Biafra activists are increasingly trading accusations of deadly violence, threatening to aggravate a tense stand-off prompted by the detention of the group’s leader. Earlier this month, Nigerian intelligence accused the Indigenous People of Biafra  movement of abducting and killing five ethnic Fulani people and burying them shallow graves. The Department of State Services (DSS) claimed the murders were proof of the group’s “true divisive colour and objectives”, as it sought to “ignite…

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Information reaching MASSOB through Biafra Intelligence Agency

Information reaching MASSOB through Biafra Intelligence Agency

Nigeria: Report Gives Details, Says Terrorist Groups Gaining Foothold in Nigeria AFP20100108619001 Lagos TheNews in English 04 Jan 10 – 11 Jan 10 pp 18, 19, 24-25, 28-31 [Report by Olusola Olaosebikan and Maduabuchi Nmeriben: “The Making of a Bomber”] Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s failed bid to bomb an airplane with 289 people on board lends credence to fears that Nigeria is a fertile ground for al-Qaeda recruitment When he boarded the plane in Amsterdam in…

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Thousands protest in Nigeria for pro-Biafra detainee, independence

Thousands protest in Nigeria for pro-Biafra detainee, independence

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in southeast Nigeria on Wednesday to demand the release of an activist who operated an illegal radio station calling for a separate state of Biafra. The demonstration in Aba was the latest by separatist groups on an issue that has again exposed deep and longstanding ethnic fault lines in Africa’s most populous nation. A previous unilateral declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra in 1967 led to a…

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