IPOB names Imo govt house after slain ESN commander

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has thrown Imo State into confusion with the renaming of the Government House after slain ESN Commander, Ikonso.

Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful said in a Wednesday statement that it renamed the Government House located at Douglas Road, Owerri, and the Awomamma Junction after Ikonso because it was the best way to immortalise him.

The statement read, “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.

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“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.”

The Hope Uzodinma-led Imo State Government has yet to respond to the statement.

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