Former militant leader, Asari Dokubo has declared himself the leader of a new Biafra group called 'Biafra de facto Customary Government'.
AllNews Nigeria learnt that the new Biafra group originated after its constituents cited “injustice and marginalisation” on the Igbo people found in various zones of the country.
According to a press statement released on Sunday, Dokunbo named Uche Mefor as Head of Information and Communication of the new Biafra, George Onyibe as Secretary, and Emeka Esiri as the officer in charge of its legal matters.
The ex-militant promised in the statement that his government will secure the “lives and properties of our people, we are going to invest everything we have in science and technology to increase the scientific and technological discoveries, fabrications and making life easier for our people through science and technology”.
Dokubo also boasted that not even President Muhammadu Buhari can stop the move for a new Biafra as they would produce and feed themselves.
“Nobody can stop us. Nobody can blockade us as they did in the first war. We’re not going to fight any war with anybody, we’re walking to freedom.
“We will not shoot any gun with them, they will prepare their weapon but they will have nobody to kill with their weapon”.
He further called on other people who believe in Biafra to volunteer and take up roles.
“I also call on Biafrans in the various province of the Biafra nations in Aba, Abakiliki, Anang, Awka, Calabar, Degema, Eket, Enough, Nsuka, Ogoja, Oji River, Okigwe, Onitsha, Opobo, Orlu, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo and Yenegoa province.
Reacting to Dokubo's call for a new Biafra, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful, said the group is not against anybody declaring Biafra.
Emma Powerful said, “We’re not against anybody declaring Biafra. Biafra is for everybody and not for one person alone. It’s a collective demand; so, we are not against him or any person who will so declare in the future.