Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said that Nigeria is capable of being divided, Concise News reports.
The Abia-born activist compared Nigeria to the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia – all now defunct.
He writes on his known Twitter handle on Tuesday: “All countries, like Nigeria, that were said to be INDIVISIBLE have all DISINTEGRATED. This includes the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, etc. Even Roman & British empires were once touted as not only indivisible but PERMANENT. Nigeria is DIVISIBLE. Biafra shall come.”
All countries, like Nigeria, that were said to be INDIVISIBLE have all DISINTEGRATED. This includes the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, etc. Even Roman & British empires were once touted as not only indivisible but PERMANENT. Nigeria is DIVISIBLE. Biafra shall come.
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) October 8, 2019
We won’t drop Biafra for Igbo Presidency – Group
In related news, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has stated that the struggle for Biafra will continue even if Nigeria decides to allow President of Igbo extraction.
The BNYL said the demands for a separate state of Biafra remains sacrosanct, adding that most members and followers of the organisation are not from the South-east.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the Secretary General of BNYL, Ordu Jeoffrey Nwosoiba said that the people of the region have sacrificed a lot for Biafra that it is no longer possible to drop the agenda for Igbo Presidency.
Continuing, he said: “though we are not a hiderance to Igbo Presidency but it should be noted that even after Igbo Presidency Biafra will not die”.
Nwosoiba, an Ekpeye born agitator of Ahoada East, Rivers State bragged that the group has large followership especially in the South-south geopolitical zone.
He disclosed that all those who were arrested at Bayelsa junction on their way to inauguration of Biafra National Council (BNC), officitiated by Asari Dokubo on 17th August 2019 were all indigenes of Rivers State, Cross River and Akwa Ibom.
Also, he lamented that it will be too difficult for them to adopt Igbo Presidency instead of Biafra which is “our right”.
Nwosoiba admitted that his people are Igbo-speaking but are yet to be fully integrated into Igbo union due to identity crisis in Rivers State caused by the civil war.
According to him, majority of the Ekpeye youths have queued behind the BNYL to project their interest in Biafra.