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  • Updated: Jan 12, 2021

‘We Shall Achieve Biafra’ - IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu

‘We Shall Achieve Biafra’ - IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu, in his country-home in Abia State in 2017

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday vowed that his outlawed group will achieve its aim of a sovereign nation.

Kanu who made this promise on his known Twitter handle added that IPOB's critics 'should get used to' the group's agitation.

"Our minds have conceived #Biafra. We believe in Biafra. We shall achieve Biafra, SOONER than later," Kanu wrote.

"Our detractors should get used to it."

The plan for a Biafra state is not new. 

In 1967 Igbo leaders declared a Biafran state, but after a brutal civil war, which led to the deaths of up to a million people, the secessionist rebellion was defeated. 

Diaspora-based Kanu is the latest in a line of ethnic Igbo activists taking up the cause of pushing for an independent state, saying the Igbos have been marginalised by successive Nigerian governments.

READ ALSO: ‘Cases Of Missing Biafrans Mustn't Be Left To Die’ - Mefor

Meanwhile, the government says their complaints are not peculiar to the south-east alone, and urge them not to split from Nigeria.


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