Leader of Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike on Monday, September 12, 2016 reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that Nigeria will remain a united, indivisible entity.
Buhari had in a statement during his recent visit to Benin Crown Prince, Edaiken of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa, said, “Please, sit down, reflect and remember what I said 30 years ago that there is no other nation like Nigeria. We will remain together because no matter where you go, the colour of your skin will be a problem for you.”
In a press statement signed on his behalf by director of information of BIM, Chris Mocha, Uwazuruike noted that although Edo State is not part of Biafran territory, he disagreed vehemently with Buhari’s statement insisting that no amount of preaching of “One Nigeria” can save the country from breaking up the way the Soviet Union did.
Chief Uwazuruike blamed Great Britain for the political and economic problems currently plaguing the Nigerian nation, adding that Lord Luggard when he discovered that the Fulanis were lazy people and that the resources being generated from the Niger Delta of Southern Nigeria could be used to administer the two protectorates (North & South), joined the two different entities together without seeking the consent of the people concerned.
The founder of MASSOB also warned members against any violent procession as they marks 17 years anniversary/existence of the modern Biafra agitation movement on Tuesday.
“The celebration does not call for violence because we started this struggle 17 years ago without violence,” a surrogate said.