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General News of Wednesday, 24 November 2021


IPOB plans clampdown on local drug abusers, demands tip-off

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The Indigenous People of Biafra has declared war on methamphetamine consumers in the South-East and its environs.

The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Describing youth consumption of the drug, known as mkpurummiri in local parlance as an ugly trend, the Biafra agitators asked communities to monitor where such drugs were being sold in their localities and report to IPOB offices nearest to them.

The statement read in part, “We, the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, note with utter displeasure, a very ugly and disturbing trend among some youths in Biafra land who have resorted to the consumption of a destructive hard drug methamphetamine known as ‘mkpurummiri.’ This development is very strange and completely unacceptable.

“It is this same hard drug that renders Almajiris in the North useless, and we won’t allow this madness to creep in or fester among Biafran youths. We observe how the Department of State Services is using mkpurummiri to create much problems among the North that metamorphosed into Almajiri and ‘janjaweed’ in the North.

“We won’t allow that to happen here in the region; we encourage every community to have departments to checkmate those selling and taking mkpurummiri.”

It added, “Communities must ensure they report those involved in this madness to IPOB office for proper torturing because we don’t want this in our territory.

“IPOB hereby declares war against this nonsense. We shall go after those taking or distributing this harmful illicit drug. Henceforth, anyone found peddling, consuming or in any way involved in the distribution of this illicit drug shall be decisively dealt with.”

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