IPOB names Imo govt house, Douglas road after Ikonso, slain ESN commander
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB has named the Imo State Government House; the popular Douglas street Owerri; and Awomamma Junction, after the slain Estern Security Network ESN Imo State Commander, Ikonso.
IPOB which announced the development in a press statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, said the decision was unanimous, “and a way to Immortalise the name of the fallen hero”.
The pro-Biafra movement which said the change of names were immediate, requested strict compliance by all.
Ikonso and some ESN operatives with him were killed by security agents Saturday, an action IPOB has vowed to avenge.
Below is the full text of the statement made available to Wawa News Global
“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, the Douglas Road Owerri, and the Awomamma Junction after the late heroic Commander of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, Ikonso, murdered in cold blood by the cowardly Nigeria security operatives.
“The affected places will henceforth be called Ikonso Government House, Ikonso Road, and Ikonso Junction respectively. This is with immediate effect, and compliance is required of all! It begins today, the 28th day of April, 2921.
“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 wasted by the callous cowardly Nigeria security agents who flee from terrorists and bandits but derive pleasure in killing unarmed Biafra agitators. Ikonso and other fallen heroes with him did nothing to warrant untimely death. They paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of our ancestral land against Fulani terrorists, jihadists and killer herdsmen. Biafra shall never forget them!
“We therefore, request relevant Government agencies, officials and the Imo State House of Assembly to do the needful without delay”
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