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Confusion as Imo govt house, two other places named after ESN commander Ikonso

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 28, 2021, 03:03:23 PM
By Arogbonlo Israel

Following the death of the commander of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, Ikonso allegedly killed by security agencies last week, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has named the Imo State Government House, Douglas Road Owerri, and Awomamma Junction respectively after the deceased.

The group in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful Wednesday, said the decision was one of the ways its members and Biafrans globally wished to immortalise the fallen leader and his men.

The statement partly reads;

“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Biafrans worldwide ably led by our great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to the world, our unanimous decision to rename  the  Imo State Government House, Douglas Road Owerri, and Awomamma Junction after the late heroic Commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) Ikonso, murdered in cold blood by  security operatives.

“The affected places will henceforth be called Ikonso Government House, Ikonso Way and Ikonso Junction respectively. This is with immediate effect and compliance is required of all ministries & parastatals beginning from today, the 28th day of April 2021.

“This decision is one of the ways IPOB members and Biafrans all over the world have agreed  to immortalise the name of our brave Ikonso and his men killed by security agents.

“We therefore expect maximum cooperation from relevant Government agencies, officials and the Imo State House of Assembly because we don’t know who this Douglas is that a road in Owerri was named  but we know who Ikonso was.

“He defended Imo State with his life, for without him, most Imo indigenes would be in IDP camps by now courtesy of terrorists.”

Imo State Government has not yet react to the decision by the group as of the time of filing this report.

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Re: Confusion as Imo govt house, two other places named after ESN commander Ikonso

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 28, 2021, 03:10:04 PM
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“We therefore expect maximum cooperation from relevant Government agencies, officials and the Imo State House of Assembly because we don’t know who this Douglas is that a road in Owerri was named  but we know who Ikonso was.

“He defended Imo State with his life, for without him, most Imo indigenes would be in IDP camps by now courtesy of terrorists.”


I am beginning to think that a great awakening is starting in our part of Africa...

I have often wondered why Africans name places after people they hardly know.

This singular fact (of not knowing whom places are named after) could be one of the MAIN reasons Africa has refused to develop, because there is IMMENSE SPIRITUAL POWER IN NAMES of public places.

To the point about Ikonso's heroism and therefore immortality, please read the next news posted below.

The man was a HERO and now, he has become a legend.

The voice of the people is the voice of God!

Re: Confusion as Imo govt house, two other places named after ESN commander Ikonso

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 28, 2021, 03:11:11 PM
Ogoni women decry herdsmen attack, avoid farm work


From Tony John, Port Harcourt

Ogoni women in  Rivers State have lamented the invasion and attack of herdsmen in their farmland, which has brought hardship to several families.

The women, who are mostly farmers, said that they have suffered badly following the incessant attack by the herdsmen who enter their farmland with impunity claiming that they have rights to farms and bushes in the area.

They raised the alarm during a day sensitisation programme on security defence organised by Lokiaka Community Development Centre in Port Harcourt.

Lamenting their ordeal in the hands of the herdsmen, Mary Amanikpo, a native of Lueku community in Nyo-Khana, Mercy Glory of Sogho community in Khana Local Government Area and Yeye Nkani, a native of Eleme, in Eleme Local Government Area, said they have not been able to go to their farms because of the attacks, adding that some were raped by the herdsmen.

According to Mrs Glory: ‘Since the herdsmen came into my community last year, they have been destroying our cassava to the extent that we could not bear it again. Some time ago, my son approached them and pursued them out from the farmland. But, they threatened my son with their dagger and machetes. My son narrowly escaped being killed.

‘We went to the community and reported to the youth leader. We went back to the farm the following day. I personally asked one of the herdsmen what happened to my cassava that they have destroyed and I don’t have anyone to harvest for food or to sell for my children upkeep. He told me that my community chief has collected money from them and they will stay till their money is exhausted.’

Glory disclosed that all efforts to have their representatives help drive away the herdsmen and peacefully regain their community have failed.

‘Our local government chairman and our representative at the state House of Assembly are aware of this, but have not done anything to help us,’ she said.

‘We, the Ogoni women, are all farmers and it is what we profit from farming that we use in training our children and doing all we want to do as livelihood.’

She urged the government to evict the herdsmen from their land and empower the women to return to active farming.

Earlier, Martha Agbani, Executive Director of Lokiaka, disclosed that the meeting with the women was to sensitise them on how to be vigilant and security conscious while in the farm, and how to defend themselves in case of any attack by the cattle herders.

‘We brought women together, especially Ogoni women farmers, who have been facing violence from herdsmen, women whose crops have been destroyed severally, women who have been molested,’ she explained.

‘We gathered some women who were raped by  herdsmen in their farms in Ogoniland to train them on how to have some level of defense for themselves while in the farm.

‘We had one of the best security agencies in Nigeria handling the training for them today,’ she added.

Agbani, however, urged that the ‘Government needs to be more sensitive about issues in local areas because that is where we noticed today that violence takes place. There is more insecurity at the grassroots than we have in the urban areas.

‘Government needs to beef up security on that regards and for these women who have been facing this, they have been complaining, but government has been adamant about that.

‘Government needs to start listening to what is happening at the grassroots. We need more security stations at the grassroots; there is need for them to increase their security force there, so as to monitor these things.

‘Government should also come up with more enlightenment campaign and make people know what to do as we are doing today. We are taking up what government should have done by sensitising the woman putting them on guide to protect them.

‘For those that have already faced this challenge, government should give them some palliatives, most of them are subsistence farmers; most of them borrowed money to buy fertilizers, stems and some seeds to cultivate with the hope of selling and returning the loans they took.

‘As we all know, where there is no farmer, there is no nation and there is no food. Government needs to come up with subvention to assist them because we know they contribute heavily to the economy and the living standards of the people.’

The Assistant Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Rivers State Command, Dr Iyekolo Gbemisola, who coordinated the security training of the women, condemned the activities of the herdsmen in the farms.

Dr Gbemisola assured that the government was working hard to control the situation.

‘One of the permanent solutions is border control, whereby, it is only those who are permitted to come into the country or into states that can come. Where you have these herdsmen walking on foot, they know these forests very well; they don’t care about the harsh conditions and wherever they reach, they believe they have taken possession of that land, which is wrong.

‘That permanent solution is in the hands of the federal government and the government is trying to do their best, to take control of these herdsmen and we are hopeful that soon these problems will be under control,’ Dr Gbemisola said.

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Re: Confusion as Imo govt house, two other places named after ESN commander Ikonso

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 28, 2021, 03:13:45 PM
Just yesterday, the governor of Benue state, Gov Samuel Ortom, was lamenting that Fulani terrorists herdsmen attacked and killed people inside IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Benue.

Just imagine that for a second...

Those IDPs were already sacked from their ancestral lands, and they ended up in camps.
Still these terrorists went to the camp to kill them.

That is what people like Ikonso prevented in Imo state.

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