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General News of Wednesday, 6 October 2021


We don't want Biafra - Governor Umahi

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Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has declared that the people of south-east do not want Biafra. According to him, the idea of Biafra is madness.

Umahi who is also the chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum said the elites do not desire the call for Biafra but wants to be treated equally like the other regions.

He said this during an interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, October 6.

“Every elite in the south-east is not desirous of Biafra. We don’t want Biafra. We only want to be treated equally like other regions in Nigeria."

“So, this idea of Biafra, Biafra is madness”.

His comment comes in the wake of the sit-at-home directive which led to the attack on residents in the Southeast.

He lamented the present situation of things in the regions as a call which began peaceful turned violent.

“You can never get a nation out of a nation by the kind of hate speeches being dished out and then from hate speeches to threats of killings and actual killings and formation of militant groups.”

“If you’re fighting to protect us so why are you killing us? We are the ones killing ourselves. Occasionally, people are imported from outside to do these killings but majorly, like in my state, all the people that we have caught, all came from the south-east,” he noted.

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