By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has announced the renaming of some key infrastructure in Imo State after Ikonso Don, its commander recently killed in a sneak attack by Nigerian security forces.
According to a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, Imo State Government House and some roads in the state are among some of the infrastructure renamed after Ikonso.
The renaming, which is meant to immortalizing Ikonso, is with immediate effect, according to Powerful.
Excerpts of IPOB’s statement confirming the move read in part: “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.”