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General News of Thursday, 9 September 2021


Biafra is not a threat to the Nigerian govt – Igbo Community Leader

Dr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, Igbo Community Leader in Ghana play videoDr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, Igbo Community Leader in Ghana

An Igbo Community Leader in Ghana, Dr Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu has said that he does not see Biafra as a threat to the Nigerian government.

According to him, the South East is agitating for freedom due to the inability of government to restructure the country.

He noted that the portrayal of Biafra as a violent terrorist group is wrong stressing that he rather sees the agitators as peace-minded people requesting for freedom.

“Every Igbo man, everybody from the eastern part of Nigeria, we see ourselves as Biafran…Biafra is not the issue of people carrying guns in the streets or killing people. The agitation of Biafra is a peace agitation for the request of freedom of the people. I do not see the issue of Biafra as a threat to the Nigerian government. I see it as issue of request,” he said.

Dr. Ihenetu also charged the government to sit up and consider the requests of the separatists.

He further said the call for freedom by Oduduwa and Biafrans shows that the country needs restructuring.

“If Nigeria will be restructured, I think it’s the best for us, but if Nigeria doesn't want to be restructured then let freedom be given to tribes that are agitating for freedom. Nigerian government should sit up and look into the reason why the Biafrans and Oduduwa are asking for freedom,” he said.

The call for Biafra has been a major issue in the country, as major parts of the South East have risen to agitate over their freedom.

This led to the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Following his arrest, President Muhammadu Buhari is of the believe that, the proscribed group, IPOB, is promoting terrorism.

The group has however constantly denied the attacks in cities and communities in the region.

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