By Andah John
Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), one of the groups seeking autonomy in the southeast, says it would not relent in its struggle until the Republic of Biafra is created.
Speaking via a statement, the group accused President Muhammadu Buhari of marginalisation, claiming that he is not concerned about the people of the Southeast.
“There is no reason to talk about a united Nigeria when President Muhammadu Buhari is only concerned about the northern interest and the marginalisation of Ndigbo in the country.”
The group’s leader in Ebonyi South zone, Sunday Ezaka, believes that there would be no peace and political stability in the country unless the Nigerian government agrees to its request for sovereignty.
The statement said: “The entire members of BIM MASSOB in Ebonyi South zone support Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) (BIM) and the MASSOB BIM leader, S.O Chukwu for their vision for the Igbo. They have done well more than any other group in the country.
“Today Biafra has come to be a reality and very soon it would be open and clear to everybody.
”The only thing that will bring peace to Nigeria is for the Federal Government to stop opposing the agitation.
“If Biafra stays on its own, it would help a lot. We have all the mineral resources that would help us to develop and be independent.
”The government is not helping matters and we blame them for all the deaths of our members since the agitation began.”