Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Stripped naked or not? The truth about the IPOB women rally at Abiriba

By John Okiyi Kalu on 20/05/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,131


Yesterday a group of women with pro-Biafra paraphernalia arrived the Ancient Kingdom of Abiriba in Ohafia LGA of Abia State with buses and proceeded to the stadium to sing and pray.

At some point security men at the town also known as small London arrived to inquire on their mission and asked them to disband from the location. The women marched first to the palace of the King of the Ancient Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu IV, Enachioken of Abiriba to register their protest at being asked to leave the location of their peaceful gathering.

On meeting the absence of the Enachioken at his traditional palace and court they marched to his private home where he came out to meet the women and listen to them. They informed him that security agents stripped them naked and ordered them to leave the town.

The Enachioken immediately invited the security agents led by the Divisional Police Officer, who incidentally is from Enugu State, alongside the commanding officer of the soldiers at Abiriba. The duo denied stripping the women naked and also denied shooting into the air at any point as, according to the DPO, “the women are our sisters and mothers and we cannot strip them naked or shoot at them”.

Thereafter, the security agents acceded to the request of the women to return to the stadium and continue their prayers. Security agents escorted them back to the stadium and after their prayers the women left with their vehicles.

Key points to note:

1. The women were in Abiriba because the current holder of Ofo Ndigbo, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, is from Abiriba. Every Igbo man understands the significance of ofo in Igbo mythology.

2. Abiriba Kingdom is a warrior clan in Igbo land and it is a taboo to strip any Abiriba woman naked in public. If she even voluntarily strips naked in public to protest it is the duty of every male Abiriba person to immediately return home and buy clothes to cover and pacify her with gifts. In simple terms, whatever she wants must be given to her or else our ancestors will not be happy.

3. The women seen on that video are certainly not from Abiriba. We do not address our King as “Igwe”. That title is unknown to Abiriba Kingdom but used by some Igbo clans. The language of the women make them certainly Igbo women and according to Abiriba tradition we are obliged to offer protection to all visitors to the Kingdom and make sure that the visitor return home safely.

4. All the women are safely back to their base. None was hurt or deprived as the community protectors and enforcers called “uke ji agbala” ensured that and have reported back to the Enachioken in Council.

5. Peaceful agitation is not new to Abiriba and protests by Abiriba women are well documented. In fact we continue to celebrate one of such protests that led to the return of peace to Abiriba. In that instance, the women marched on foot from Abiriba to Umuahia and all able bodied Abiriba men had to rush immediately to Umuahia to return our women and clothe fete them.

John Okiyi Kalu, an indigene of Abiriba, is Special Adviser to Governor Ikpeazu on ICT and Social Media Strategy.

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/05/2017 7:57:33 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Duke, dons urge leaders to muster political will,...

NJC appoints 60 judges for 25 states +...

Police deploy copters, MOPOL, Special squads to Benue,...

270 drug hawkers arrested in Kano

Breaking News: Okorocha sacks commissioners, all aides

Battle over Internet: Group demands immediate release of...

Rescued from blindness: My Apollo story —Nigerian High...

Osinbanjo declares Aba manufacturing, business centre of Nigeria...

Twist in Newswatch tale: Jimoh Ibrahim fails to...

Pirates kill 3 Agip workers

60m people at risk of acute hunger in...

Flying Eagles fumble in Under-20 World Cup opener...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Real Madrid beat Liverpool in 2018 Champions League final EFCC begins probe of Obasanjo's $16bn power projects 30th May will witness a total lock-down of South East, South South - IPOB Police Recruitment: JAMB screens 37,000 candidates in 156 CBT centres Armed bandits kill community leader in Benue JOHESU appeals court judgement ordering it to suspend strike Anti-graft fight: We need support, not condemnation — FG If you use your powers negatively, posterity will haunt you - Jonathan tells Buhari Military confirms fire incident at Conoil fields in Bayelsa MeCAM laments effects of wanton killings on Nigerian children, tasks FG IDPs rape report: Stop living in denial, HURIWA tells FG 2018 African Brand Congress to hold in Nigeria

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,989 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (342,920 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (274,099 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (225,359 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,610 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (203,432 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (177,472 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,750 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,644 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,998 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (140,395 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,791 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (43) Business & Economy (3,163) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (858) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (498) Features (598) Global Business Monitor (275) International (1,974) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,633) Opinion (973) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,079) Religion (747) Sports (1,519) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement