March 12, 2014

Group claims responsibility for Enugu Govt House attack

Group claims responsibility for Enugu Govt House attack


Gov. Chime

*We seized Enugu Govt House 4 hours, says Onwuka, BZM Leader
By Tony Edike

ENUGU—Leader of the pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, Barrister Benjamin Onwuka has claimed responsibility for last Saturday’s invasion of Enugu State Government House saying members of his group took control of the Enugu State seat of power for about four hours after they successfully hoisted the flag of the Republic of Biafra and some banners at the main gate.

He briefed newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Centre, Enugu, Wednesday morning , where he claimed responsibility for the invasion, which he said was primarily to reclaim the old headquarters of the former Biafra Republic.

Onwuka dismissed speculations that the group was sponsored by some politicians in Enugu State explaining that the major target of the BZM members  was to hoist the Biafran flag as a symbol of rebirth of the defunct Biafra Republic.

He said that members of the group who were not armed, were in the Government House from 3 am to 7am before soldiers dislodged them, insisting that they accomplished their mission.

He, however, warned that Nigeria should vacate the Biafra territory before March 31, 2014 or risk a bloody war, disclosing that his group had concluded plans to take over total control of Biafra land from April 1.

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