IPOB alleges renaming of Imo Govt House, roads after slain Ikonso
The group agitating for the creation of a Biafran nation, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has claimed it has renamed some infrastructure in Imo State after its slain Commander, Ikonsi Don.
The group claim to have renamed the Imo State Government House and some roads in the state after Ikonso.
Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, explained that the decision aimed at immortalizing Ikonso who Nigerian security agents killed.
The group stressed that the renaming takes immediate effect.
A statement by Powerful reads partly: “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, was murdered in cold blood by cowardly Nigeria 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 and 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 immortalize the name of our brave Ikonso and his men killed by the Nigeria security agents that fled from terrorists and bandits but derive pleasure in killing unarmed Biafra agitators. Biafra shall never forget them.”
The Nnamdi Kanu-led group called on the state government and relevant government agencies and officials to cooperate with its decision because “Ikonso defended Imo State with his life.”
Ikonso who is the Commander of Eastern Security Network, ESN, was killed by military operatives last week.
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