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Biafran struggle attracts foreign countries

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By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The sustained agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra appears to be attracting some attention from foreign countries, following the visit of the Phillippian Senate President’s aide, Lady Cynthia Esgurrna Touraha, to Owerri.

Biafra protesters
Biafra protesters

Vanguard gathered that Touraha was a guest of Imo Bilie Initiative, IBI, a non-governmental organization that also champions the cause of ensuring that Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, gets justice in Federal High Court, Owerri.

It was also gathered that Touraha was scheduled to witness the court proceedings yesterday, in the suit filed by IBI against the Federal Government.
Confirming this development to newsmen in Owerri, the President of IBI, Innocent Amadi, said that Touraha was in the court to witness the day’s proceedings.

“We were at the Federal High Court, Owerri, to keep our date, but we were told that the court always enjoyed one week break after the Easter festivities. Our case has been adjourned to May 2, 2016”, Amadi said.

Explaining their mission in the court, Amadi said that IBI was stoutly representing IPOB in the matter, stressing that the group would employ legal and diplomatic procedures in fighting for the sovereignty of Biafra.

“We shall employ legal framework and diplomatic channels in fighting for the sovereign state of Biafra,” Amadi explained.

Answering another question, the IBI boss lamented that the South East geo-political zone remains under-developed and successive administrations seem not to care.

“The money spent in the construction of a single bridge in Abuja, can pave many roads in the South East geo-political zone,” Amadi said.

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