IPOB renames Imo govt house, others after slain ESN commander Ikonso

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To immortalize Ikonso Don, the slain commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has renamed the seat of power in Imo State.

Mr Ikonso, a top commander of the secessionist group’s security outfit, was ambushed and killed by security agencies, according to IPOB.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist movement, said the deceased warlord was betrayed by Awomamma residents where he hails from.

In a statement by Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, the group said it has decided to rename some infrastructure in the state after the deceased killed on Saturday.

“We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Biafrans worldwide, 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 Ikonso, murdered in cold blood by cowardly Nigeria security operatives,” Powerful said.

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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 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 callous cowardly Nigeria security agents that flee from terrorists and bandits but derive pleasure in killing unarmed Biafra agitators.

“Ikonso and other fallen heroes with him did nothing to warrant their summary extra judicial execution. They made the supreme sacrifice in defence of our ancestral land against Fulani terrorists, jihadists and killer herdsmen. Biafra shall never forget them.

“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 group added.

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