BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE
ABA – Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, has called on the federal government to urgently convene a sovereign national confab to give opportunity to component units in the country to determine their future.
The group accused the federal government of using brute force to keep component units in the country together against their will, adding that it is a matter of time before the nation disintegrates.
BIM’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, who stated this in Aba, lamented that the launch of the Operation Python Dance II exercise has exposed the federal government’s bias in handling issues concerning the South East and South South zones of the country.
“We cannot continue to be part of a forced union, the federal government should urgently convene a sovereign national conference to allow these component units determine if they want to be part of the federation or not. No forced marriage can last.
There can’t be different laws for the same people. From the launch of operation python dance II exercise, it is clear that the President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to use force to suppress the agitation for an independent state of Biafra.
“MASSOB/BIM will no longer accept this double standard where the murderous Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram are tolerated while Biafra groups agitating for independence must be killed. Fulani herdsmen have wrecked havoc, killing farmers and raping women in Nimbo Uzo Uwani, Agatu and other places, yet no operation python was declared.
“The entire Southern Kaduna was almost wiped off; there was no Army to declare operation python. There is no crisis in the South East zone to warrant the setting of operation python. It is all part of the larger plot by Buhari to continue to intimidate, marginalize, suppress and kill people of the zone.”
BIM warned Igbo youths to be cautious and refrain from playing into the hands of what it described as the enemies of Biafra, who will not hesitate to massacre them under the guise of keeping peace in the zone.