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  • Updated: December 09, 2020

Biafra Will Be Everything Nigeria Couldn't Be As A Nation, Says IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu

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Biafra supporters gather on May 30, 2017, in Abidjan, during a ceremony marking the 50 years to the day since an independent republic of Biafra was declared. Calls for independence never disappeared even after the 30-month civil war, which left more than one million dead, most of them Igbos, mainly from starvation and disease. Many people accuse the government of failing to invest in the southeast since the end of the war in 1970, blighting development. Some see it as a punishment for the conflict. Support for secession has increased since the arrest in late 2015 of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the pro-independence Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement. (Photo credit: SIA KAMBOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu says if a Biafra nation is achieved, it "will be everything Nigeria could not be as a nation", AllNews reports.

Self-exiled Kanu leads the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria whose main aim is to restore an independent state of Biafra in the former Eastern Region of Nigeria through an independence referendum.

According to the 53-year-old via his known Twitter handle on Wednesday, Nigeria is 'disadvantageous'.


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Why I am fighting for Biafra - IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu

In an interview with popular Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu, in October 2020, Kanu argued that bringing Nigerians together without paying attention to the core value system of the country's ethnic groups was the bane of development and unrests in the country.

”So, these are the anomalies that Africans particularly educated Nigerians need to sit down to address.

"That’s why we have unrested development.

"That’s why nothing seems to be working because the convergence of these diverse core value system of Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo is making it impossible for Nigeria to function as a viable state,” Kanu had said.

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