Biafra Reporter's Editorial, Written By Anyi Kings 
Febuary 13,2020 

As the burial of late His Royal Magesty Eze Sir Israel Okwu Kanu and his late wife Lolo Sally Ugoeze Okwu Kanu approaches there has been war of words between Abia state police commissioner and IPOB, as the commissioner of police threatens to disrupt the funeral ceremony coming up on 14th February 2020 at the resident home of Kanu’s family Afaraukwu Ibeku Community Umuahia Abia state if peradventure IPOB Members or her leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu honours the event,

Punch News paper and several Nigeria national dailys has reported threats upon threats made by Nigeria security forces most especially the Abia state police commissioner Mr Ene Okon and the large scale of military siege at Afaraukwu community since Febuary 2, 2020 ahead of the burial. IPOB on the other hand has insisted that they are not deterred on the series of threats by Apc led government and they vow that they shall fully paticipate in the burial and that any attempt by Nigeria security forces to attack its members shall be met with equal measures as they are not going to fold their hands and allow the repeat of what happened on the 14th September 2017 during the military invasion of the house of their leader that left at least 28 of her members dead on the cold blood by Nigeria murderous Army in the name of operation python dance 2 , which they claimed that the parents of its leader died out of the trauma suffered from the evil invasion.

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has on radio Biafra broadcast on Febuary 8, 2020 warned Apc led government particularly to Nigeria security forces and their sponsors that any attempt to disrupt the burial will not be tolerated. He warned C.P Okon that they should steer clear of Afaraukwu vicinity as Ipob are known for law abiding and shall be able to conduct themselves in peaceful manner as any attempt to hurt the guest who came to mourn with him shall be revenged on the head of his children so that he Mr Okon can feel the pain of carrying a gasket of a loved ones .
But in recent statement it seems that international influence has weigh in to this war of words for peace to resign as both parties has adjusted their statement

In recent publication of vangaurd online of 11, Febuary 2020 The Abia state commissioner of police Mr Ene Okon dismissed the earlier threats made by him and said that He has no inttention to scuttle Nnamdi kanu's Parents burial

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, the CP explained that he has good intentions of providing security to safeguard lives and property during the burial.
He explained that the presence of security officials around Afaraukwu community should not be seen as a threat but a proactive measure to prevent the infiltration of miscreants who may want to breach the peace of the community during the burial.

The statement read; “The commissioner of police enjoins the public to disregard the rumours making the rounds that he wants to scuttle the burial process whereas he has good intentions of providing security to lives and property of the people.

“The Commissioner of Police in alliance with the Afara community wishes to reassure all residents and those attending the burial of their safety. Miscreants are warned to steer clear of the environment as the security operatives will not fold their arms to watch their nefarious activities.
The presence of security officials in and around the community should not be seen as a threat but a proactive measure to prevent the infiltration of miscreants and hoodlums into the community to actualize their intentions of truncating the burial process and peace hitherto enjoyed by the peace-loving people of Afaraukwu.”

On a nine (9) number of tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on evening of 12 Febuary 2020 he as well adjusted his earlier threats on radio broadcast and regreted involving kids in his threats. Below are his recent tweets late Wednesday 12, febuary 2020

1) This Friday, mourners in Biafra will come together to attend the funeral for my beloved parents, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Sally Nmenme Kanu.

2) During this time of mourning, the Indigenous People of #Biafra are living in a constant state of fear.

3) The Abia State Commissioner of Police is threatening to disrupt the funeral and there continues to be a large military presence in the area, which has a history of inflicting violence against the #IPOB

4) This has caused a range of emotions for me. I have now gone from an extreme sense of sadness after losing both of my parents, to an extreme sense of anger knowing that the mourners are in grave danger.

5) In this time of immense grieving and anger, I made threats against the children of the Police Commissioner and other Nigerian officials on my radio program, Radio Biafra.

6) This was wrong and I sincerely apologize. Children should always be off limits.
7) It was my intention to bring global awareness to the threats and imminent danger the Government has placed on my family and community in hopes that shining a global spotlight on the actions of the Government will prevent them from inciting violence against my people.
8) In doing so, I went too far.
9) It is my great hope that the Indigenous People of Biafra can mourn in peace on Friday and can live in peace every single day forward.

Misreaction has trailed these recent development as unexpected but what is not far from the truth is international interference and deplomacy working underground to make sure that there is a restrain and peaceful atmosphere on the burial event and beyond. This is the power of IPOB international connectivity. Stay tuned with the Biafra post as we bring to you all the happening in the Royal Funeral Event

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