•Photograph of protesting militants blocking the entrance of OSOPADEC in OndO State
By Onozure Dania
Ex-Niger Delta agitators under the aegis of Niger Delta Ken Saro Wiwa Adaka Boro Biafra Freedom Fighters, have called on the United Nations and the international community to mount pressure on the Nigerian government for the actualisation of Biafra Republic.
The group said the only way to stop the agitation for Biafra was to allow Ndigbo have their own republic.
The leader of the group, Chief Jasper Emmanuel, who stated this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State said, the actualisation of Biafra Republic could not be suppressed or denied as everybody had right to freely express his mind on where to belong.
He called on all ex-agitators and militants to come together to support and agitate for the actualisation of Biafra Republic as that would give the Niger Delta region the tonic for rapid socio-economic development which had eluded the region for decades.
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Emmanuel said: “We are seriously working with all necessary stakeholders and Biafra agitation groups within and outside the country to actualise the dream of the Biafra Republic where the people can be free in a country they can call their own.
“The actualisation of Biafra Republic will happen shortly as the people can no longer remain in a federation that is politically and economically favourable to only some sections, while other parts of the country that lay the golden egg live in abject poverty and under development.”
Emmanuel said the battle for the actualisation of a sovereign state of Biafra must be fought and won on all fronts for the benefit of all as the political imbalance of Nigeria has thrown under development to some sections while political power had remained the exclusive preserve of a few ethnic and religious groups.
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