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A joint security task force invaded and arrested about 200 members during Catholic Mass in Okpo, Ogbaru Anambra

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According to Daily Sun;

At least two members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were feared killed and over 100 others arrested yesterday in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State when MASSOB members clashed with security operatives dur­ing activities marking the 16th anniversary of the group.

The thanksgiving services which held in all the states of the South East during the weekend, also led to the arrest of scores of MASSOB members in Aba and Nnewi, according to Daily Sun reports.
The group’s coordinator for Anambra North zone, Emman­uel Omenka, told Daily Sun on phone that the clash took place during the thanksgiving mass held at St. Lwanga Catholic Church, Okpoko, New Haven in Ogbaru Local Government Area. According to him, a joint security task force had invaded the venue and arrested about 200 members.
Omenka alleged that the joint security task force used brute force on them and told them point blank that they were carry­ing out the Federal Government directive on the clampdown on the group.
Also in Nnewi, Anambra State, members of the group also clashed with the Police in Nnewi, leaving five persons wounded and over 50 arrested in the church.
Regional Administrator, MASSOB, Anambra South, Mr Mrs. Virginia Ubazuonu said members were attacked without while in the church to thank God for sustaining them this far.
Daily Sun learnt that trouble started after MASSOB mem­bers had arrived the church and got seated. However, some of the members who arrived later were accosted by the police at the Traffic Light, a stone’s throw to the residence of late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu residence.
On getting information that their members were being ar­rested at the Traffic Light, other members in the church were said to have mobilized to know why there were problem with the police without any provoca­tion. There was a clash and the police started shooting which lasted for nearly thirty minutes. In the process, three MASSOB members were said to have sustained bullet wounds and the two people arrested were handcuffed by the police were rescued by their members who assisted them to the church for safety while the wounded were taken to an undisclosed hospital. She said the police later rein­forced with over ten trucks and arrested over 50 of her members at the church gate.
“They were shooting at us but we were approaching them until we rescued our members. We did not provoke them. But they decided to attack us,” one of the MASSOB members at the scene of the incident.

Meanwhile, Aba zone of the movement, yesterday were undeterred by police presence as they held their scheduled thanksgiving service.
The Movement effectively beat police strategy as it suc­cessfully held the service in three churches in the city.
The police had as early as 6.00am, stationed armoured personnel carrier (APC) and fierce looking mobile and regu­lar policemen in and around the Christ the king (CKC) Catholic Church where MASSOB had initially planned to hold the ser­vice.
Daily Sun gathered that members of the Movement got information days earlier about the police plan not to allow them access to CKC and made alternative arrangements for dif­ferent venues which they kept to themselves.
But unknown to the police, as they were keeping watch over CKC and its environs, members of MASSOB were at three different churches within the Obohia Road/Crystal Park Hotel axis holding the thanks­giving service. The celebration was also peaceful in Okpoko, Anambra State when MASSOB members marched through the streets, in disguise without put­ting on MASSOB regalia or symbol. However, they chant­ed freedom songs. They later converged on a secluded field where they hoisted the Biafran flag, displayed banners and ad­dressed journalists.
MASSOB zonal leader for Anambra Central, Chief Vin­cent Iloh in a speech said that it calls for celebration and glory to God that the struggle which started on 13th September 1999 has clocked 16 despite several bruises.
He announced the news of death of one of their member, Bartholomeo Onyeagba alleg­edly shot by the police in Awka that morning and another mem­ber also killed in Nnewi. He disclosed that they will continue fighting for the liberation of Ndigbo. He said that the strug­gle for self determination is a legal fight noting that those who fought for the independence of Nigeria from British colonialists were not hounded every time like their group.

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Mr Ibu joins ‘Obidient’ rally in Jos despite endorsing Tinubu (Video)

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Mr. Ibu, the comic actor, has joined a rally being held in the name of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

A large crowd trooped out on Wednesday evening to receive Obi and Yusuf Datti, his running mate, in Jos.

The visit came as the campaign season for the 2023 election officially kicked off in accordance with the timetable.

The crowd and Obi’s team assembled at Rwang Pam township stadium for the rally amid cheers from supporters.

In the crowd was Mr Ibu who would later take to the podium to deliver a short solidarity speech for Obi.

“He is ready to rule us. He is ready to take up the seat of the president. I want you to be obidient,” he said.

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Okon Lagos and Frank Ufomadu disagree over arrest of Bayelsa kidnapper, John Lyon

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Okon Lagos, the Nollywood actor, and Frank Ufomadu, the filmmaker, have clashed over the arrest of John ‘Lyon’ Ewa, the alleged kidnapper who operates in Bayelsa.

Lyon was said to have been arrested on Saturday in the federal capital territory (FCT) by officers of the Bayelsa police command.

Until his arrest, the socialite was popular for flaunting luxurious items and posting motivational quotes about success.

The dispute over his arrest started when Paul Okoye lamented the obsession some ladies have towards wealth even without knowing its source.

In an Instagram post, Okoye wondered if any of the ladies seen with Lyon in viral videos ever questioned his occupation or source of money.

Weighing into the conversation, Okon Lagos supported Okoye’s viewpoint.

The comedian said women who hang around people with questionable wealth are “enablers and should be given equal treatment with the actual culprit”.

But reacting to the post, Ufomadu argued that the actor and singer have “no moral justification” for calling out any lady dating “criminals” for not questioning their source of income.

The filmmaker asked the pair if they ever made any attempt to probe the wealthy individuals who pay N5 million or more just to attend their shows.

Ufomadu added that some shows by comedians and singers are usually graced by “corrupt politicians and drug pushers”.

He also tackled the actor for deleting his comment.

But Okon Lagos fired back, saying Ufomadu is not “worth the trouble”.

He also berated him for “giving lame justifications for aiding, abetting and enabling crime”.

Below are screenshots of their verbal exchanges:

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85% of Nigerian women are lesbians but men don’t know – Actress Uju Mandy reveals

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Nollywood star, Uju Mandy has made an intriguing remark regarding the sexual orientation of the majority of Nigerian women.

Uju Mandy in a recent post on her Instagram story claimed that roughly 85% of Nigerian women practice lesbianism but cover it by marrying a man as their husband.

“For girls on this comment section will be forming saint. Lesbianism is what they do low-key. In fact 85 percent of Nigerian girls are l3sbians,” she wrote.

Interestingly, there are a number of comments that back up her assertions, and the majority of them argue that the proportion is higher than 85, possibly even 95 or 90.

Remember that Uju Mandy disclosed reasons why she is not wanting to settle down anytime soon after claiming she is still unmarried and not prepared to get married.

The mother of one added the criteria under which she would consent to becoming a second wife.

Hear her: “I am very scared of marriage. It is not easy. In fact, I am not just ready for now because I am scared of divorce. Men will always cheat because they are polygamous in nature. Even jazz can not stop a man from cheating. I am not a saint though, I have also cheated on my partner. I caught him cheating on me, so I reiterated. If I get married and my husband cheats, I’ll not leave the union. I’ll forgive him and we iron things out. Even married women cheat too.”

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