Biafra

Aftermath of the 2015 general election, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has appealed to the United Nations (UN) to pass a resolution recognising the South- East Region of Nigeria as Independent State of Biafra.
The movement in a statement said recognising Biafra now was more necessary than ever before in the history of its struggles for independence.
According to it, this would be in conformity with the recognition given the territory in the late 60s by some countries during her struggle for self-determination which led to the civil war and the shortlived republic.
In the statement signed by the National Assistant Director of Information of the movement, Sunday Okereafor, the movement said the outcome of the 2015 general elections in the country was nothing but a repeat of the 1960s in which two of the three major blocs in the country conspired against the South-East, culminating in the civil war that claimed the lives of many Igbo.
He lamented that with the present political marriage between the North and South- West, Ndigbo had no place in the political arrangement of today’s Nigeria, emphasising that in the present circumstance, it would be expedient for the UN to now recognise Biafra as a sovereign state.
It would be recalled that just last week, the Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo had a private meeting with MASSOB leader, Ralph Uwazurike at Buguma Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Also recently, MASSOB had warned the former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, to desist from making derogatory statements about the late Biafran leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
The warning came after a statement by General Danjuma that Ojukwu could have averted the bloodbath in the Biafran war if he had given up following the fall of Enugu during the Nigerian civil war.
Danjuma, speaking shortly after outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat in the Presidential polls of 28 March which many believed brought back the country from the precipice said if Ojukwu had done the same during the time, kit would have saved a lot of lives in Biafra.
Following the loss of President Jonathan in the March 28 Presidential election, Niger Delta Militants, especially his Ijaw kinsmen had said that they would consult widely in order to decide on their next line of action.

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