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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Group To Declare State Of Biafra Nov 5 2012


A pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist
Movement, BZM, announced, yesterday,
that it had commenced the process to
launch the struggle for a State of Biafra
with the international community,
saying that the formal declaration of the
new Biafra Republic had been slated for
November 5.

This came as Conference of Igbo Youth
Organizations, CIYO, warned that Ndigbo
“would no longer watch in silence while
our brothers and sisters are slaughtered
like animals” in the Northern States.
National President of BZM, Benjamin
Onwuka, at a briefing said what
prevented the realization of Biafra
republic over the years was the inability
to get the support of world powers, like
the United States of America to back the
project.
“As we approach the end of 13 years
since the mobilization and struggle for
Biafran Independence began under the
aegis of MASSOB and other groups, the
people of Biafra have not made much
effort in realizing our dreams because
the struggle has been internalized since
1999,” Onwuka said.

He expressed regrets that the
international community did not know
the aspirations of the Biafra people,
saying “Biafra must therefore be
internationalized because the forces
preventing the dreams for our
independence are vested in the United
Kingdom.

Biafra can only be achieved when we
secure the support of the United States
of America; the day USA comes to our
side, that day we shall be free from
Nigeria; the story of South Sudan where
a bloody civil war was fought for over
24 years is a typical example.”

Meanwhile, the Igbo youths in a
statement endorsed by 10 youth
leaders, including the National
Coordinator, Igbo Youth Grand Alliance,
Dr. Uchenna Uchehara, who read it after
their emergency meeting in Owerri
yesterday said: “Events of the past few
months in Nigeria have become very
disturbing to stakeholders, especially
the Igbo nation that played a major role
in the founding of Nigeria and inspite of
the tragedies of the Biafran war,
resolved to give total support to one
united Nigeria”.

They lamented that the ugly experience
of Ndigbo in Nigeria had been the
persistent and unprovoked killings of
Igbo citizens out

Culled from Vanguard

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