Biafra Is Not Dead And Buried; We Either Restore It Or Die Trying, IPOB Replies Obasanjo


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the Nigerian government should conduct a ‘Biafra referendum’ as soon as possible.

The separatist group said the country will implode if Nigeria fails to organise a referendum for southeasterners to decide if they want to leave Nigeria.

The group gave the warning in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, while reacting to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement in Anambra State that Biafra is dead and that it was buried on January 13, 1970.

Obasanjo, while speaking as a special guest at Governor Charles Soludo’s one-year-in-office celebration in Awka, Anambra State capital in March, said that he believed that Biafra died and was buried on January 13, 1970, when the civil war ended.

IPOB said Biafra is not dead and was never buried but much alive.

The secessionist group noted that the surrendering officer, General Philip Effiong, warned Nigeria to treat the descendants of Biafra well or they would rise up to continue the demand for a separate country.

“Can Chief Obasanjo be sincere to himself that his government and subsequent ones treated Biafrans as equals in this country?

“We want to ask Chief Obasanjo, has there been any ethnic group in Nigeria that has been subjugated, maltreated, deprived, discriminated against, profiled, hated, militarized, and their youths murdered by the Nigeria State like Biafrans?” IPOB stated.

IPOB said, “The hatred against Ndigbo in Nigeria is visible even to the blind.

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