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Biafra Movement Members Demand for “Biafra Republic”

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If you’ve read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s novel – Half of a Yellow Sun, or you’ve been lucky to hear stories about the Biafra era, you’ll understand that it was a difficult time for the Igbos.

You will also get to know why Nigerians are tribalistic.

The Movement of Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday in Owerri, Imo State, demanded for six new republics in the country, including Biafra Republic.

According to The Sun Newspaper, thousands of the members went to the Ojukwu Memorial Centre in New Owerri for the maiden edition of the commemoration of Biafran Day on May 30 – when late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra in 1967.

They said it was time for their own republic.

In the UK, Ralph Uwazuruike, a MASSOB leader dressed in a blue Biafran uniform, urged the Federal Government to “do the will of God and let their people go.”

“It is the watershed in the history of the geographical expression called Nigeria. It is the aftermath of the mistake of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates by Lord Lugard.

It is the reflection of the deep-rooted hatred among the major ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. It exposes the irreconcilable disdain existing between Islam and Christianity. It is all about a failed state called Nigeria.” he said.

On 47 Years after Biafra, the reasons are still evident: “The reality of May 30 can no longer be hidden, but the Abuja politicians and contractors are not deterred. They believe in the elusive one Nigeria, the one Nigeria that is their cash cow. The one Nigeria that is their source of corruption and impunity. The one Nigeria that is their instrument for inequality. The one Nigeria that is shielding them from all sorts of evils.”

On the current state of the country: “The exercise was not done with clean hands. It failed to receive the blessing of God. That is why Nigeria remains a crawling baby after 50 years. The anger of God is on Nigeria. There is too much blood in Nigeria. The blood of the common man is used to sustain the evil called Nigeria. Insecurity in Nigeria can never abate. It is the sign of the anger of God.”

On the solution to Nigeria’s problems: “National Conference cannot solve the problems of Nigeria because there is deep-rooted hatred among the different nationalities. The hatred is so deep and cannot be wished away. We only pretend to love ourselves. The hatred is natural. It is in our blood. No amount of preaching on nationalism can change Nigeria.

The only solution is to divide Nigeria into six geo-political zones: namely, South East (Biafra); South West; South South; North East; North West; and North Central,” he suggested, adding that was what Ojukwu tried to achieve in 1967 but was misunderstood.”

21 Comments

  1. Kina

    May 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    It can’t come any sooner and at a better time.

    • Ndubuisi

      May 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      I believe in one Nigeria

  2. Ibukun

    May 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    *sigh*

  3. ao

    May 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I welcome the division. Nigeria is a failed state and the abduction of the Chibok girls has exposed this to the world.

  4. mulikat

    May 31, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Read this nice Notise my Brother and Sister,On the solution to Nigeria’s problems: “National Conference cannot solve the problems of Nigeria because there is deep-rooted hatred among the different nationalities. The hatred is so deep and cannot be wished away. We only pretend to love ourselves. The hatred is natural. It is in our blood. No amount of preaching on nationalism can change Nigeria.

    The only solution is to divide Nigeria into six geo-political zones: namely, South East (Biafra); South West; South South; North East; North West; and North Central,” he suggested, adding that was what Ojukwu tried to achieve in 1967 but was misunderstood.”i am 1000% for divition of Nigeria into 6 zone later country,we dont love ourself is total hate,pls let my own people also go,Omo Odu Republic.Yugoslavia was divide into many country,e.g Bosnia, Crotsia,solvianian,Serbia,Montenegro,Kosovo,Masidonia e.t.c,and it is smaller than Nigeria.

  5. peyton

    May 31, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    ibos can like to talk like no one else remembers history, well history lesson 101 ,ibos have your biafra whatever rocks your boat but do not come close to the the naija delta, as you tried to previously during the civil war and killed innocent people

    • stupidityslayer

      May 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      If Biafra is best for them, then let them have it. But leave the Niger Delta and their oil alone

  6. emmanuel

    May 31, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This is something many people have been praying for.this country is nigeria is a scam on its own. We need to realize that our hatred for each other is too much. In a country where a particular tribe thinks that they only have the birth right to rule.now that another tribe have won the presidency they began to blackmail him with bokoharam. Believe it or not chibok abduction is a scam

  7. Author Unknown

    May 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Are Ibos truly that marginalised in Nigeria because they’re the only ones I hear consistently clamour to be a separate entity. Even the younger generation far removed (so I would expect) from the Biafra cause. Nigeria’s biggest problem is not ethnic discrimination. It’s corruption. Divide it into 6 entities all you want, with corrupt leadership, the story will be the same.

  8. SOLO ACT

    May 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    plz free igbo people from nigeria! free hausa and free yoruba. i feel if Africa goes back to our ancient tribal leadership, we wud be great again!

  9. Kina

    May 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t really think it has anything to do with hatred. I think that’s a dangerous line to toe from lesson learnt from history. I think the main problem is that the country is unmanageable. It’s to damn big! . And corruption thrives from the mismanagement. I believe if the country is divided then people will be able to manage themselves better. This one pot to feed how many wives and children is not and will never work. But the chaos fits a few fat cats including foreign super powers so it might just be a pleasant day day dream. It’s not gonna happen. Wish it could.

    • kalifah

      June 1, 2014 at 4:42 am

      What u said is truth is big for our mentality to be govern so lets be real here

  10. Jonz

    May 31, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    They speak of God’s them go on to proclaim their hatred of other God created people. Ijaw boy here willing to die for one Nigeria. Let it be known there are those in ‘Biafra’ that think like me. Face your issues like others in world history have, and stop crying quits. You disgust me

  11. D

    May 31, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I can understand the need to see Nigeria split up but please Ralph do your research next time before uttering such words and concluding that it has to do with “natural” deep-rooted hatred. Case in point, do you know that Tanzania is more ethnically diverse than Nigeria, larger in size and was also formed based on arbitrary means in the colonial era, yet they have been able to put aside their differences? I bet you didn’t! The perceived hatred sadly is as a result of bad politics.

    • Miss Anonymous

      June 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Nice comment.

  12. teniola

    June 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We are a confused people! There would always be animosity between tribes and even in tribes because we don’t want to respect and accept the others culture and ways. There are many countries like Nigeria, with diversified tribes and they are thriving. When we divide what next?! What happens to those from the south east who have lived all their lifes in the south west, so much so they know absolutely nothing about the south east. And the north east person married to the south south person, their children become neither here or there. Those are even far fetched, the different factions in the south east, who becomes the leader? Because there would always be a leader. And then when the sub tribes in the south east start fighting, guess what, we divide again. Dividing over hatred among tribes sounds like a wrong idea

  13. Uby

    June 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I support the Biafran movement..

  14. Radiant

    June 2, 2014 at 8:46 am

    What people fail to understand that hatred even exists between brothers of the same Father and Mother. Going separate ways based on ‘hatred’ is only the beginning of the end because the separation has to continue till no one is left.

    We have to come up with a better solution!!! Some of us already have it. It kind of revolves around- making it work, forgiveness, education of the mind, creating our own future, retracing the steps of corruption, rule of law, respect for human lives, respect for yourself etc

  15. Oby

    June 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Give us true Federalism, aka Regional Govt. If u can’t afford to divide this awful marriage called Nigeria. At least be wise enough to reduce the power in the central Govt.which is why Nigerian politicians want to die seeking the Aso Rock seat! What we have now can never work! Nigerian politicians simply disgust me! How can someone be so dumb and so greedy as to use fake materials to construct a bridge he also travels upon?? Disgusting!

  16. D'Man

    June 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Are u ready

  17. kyrian Chinemerem Umunnakwe

    September 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    pls,let Biafra go in peace or we are ready 2 take it by fire by force.ready for those fools,(hausas)if we(Biafra) go they can go ahead with their so called Nigeria with other tribe,Ebira,ijaws,yoruba and others.

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