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1. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), said that the set up of the Biafra Secret Service (BSS) is to protect the people of Biafra. According to Kanu, there is no need for fear because the BSS will never engage in violence. Kanu stated this at his home town, Ohuru, in Obingwa council area of Abia State, after a visit to the Chairman, South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. He added that the BSS is similar to the Hisbah and Sharia Police in the North. “There is no need for anybody to be afraid of the internal operations of IPOB. Biafra Secret Service is like the vigilante outfits you have everywhere. It is not armed. We want to stop the menace of Fulani herdsmen in our land. We won’t tolerate it, it won’t happen here. In the North, you have the Hisbah Police, Sharia police; you even have the Janjaweed police. Here, we have nothing; we need to protect this land. We need to prevent the Fulani cattle men from rustling; we are opposed to every form of disorder and criminality. IPOB will never be violent, we will never be armed. He said.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the report of the Investigation Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to investigate the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. David Babachir Lawal, and the Director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.
3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to explain how the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration spent the sum of N1.3trillion on the execution of capital projects last year. “We are alarmed and highly bewildered to hear from Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo that N1.3 trillion was spent on capital projects in 2016. N1.3 trillion on capital projects and nothing to show for it is unacceptable,” PDP stated
4. The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has condemned the recent order by President Muhammadu Buhari against the Biafra agitators. According to a statement issued by Mr. Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) should not be treated as Boko Haram because they are not the same. “I do not think the President should deal with Boko Haram and IPOB in the same breath. Boko Haram and IPOB are not the same.