Ex-Niger Delta militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Ken Saro Wiwa Adaka Boro Biafra Freedom Fighters, have pleaded with the United Nations, UN, and the international community to compel the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government to allow the people of Biafra go.
According to the ex-militants, the only way to stop the agitation for Biafra was to allow Ndigbo have their own country.
Chief Jasper Emmanuel, the leader of the group, made the call in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
He noted that the actualization of Biafra Republic could not be suppressed or denied as everybody had right to freely express his mind on where to belong.
Emmanuel said, “all ex-agitators and militants must come together to support and agitate for the actualization of Biafra Republic as that would give the Niger Delta region the tonic for rapid socio-economic development which had eluded the region for decades.
“We are seriously working with all necessary stakeholders and Biafra agitation groups within and outside the country to actualize the dream of the Biafra Republic where the people can be free in a country they can call their own.
“The actualization of Biafra Republic will happen shortly as the people can no longer remain in a federation that is politically and economically favourable to only some sections, while other parts of the country that lay the golden egg live in abject poverty and under development.
“The battle for the actualization of a sovereign state of Biafra must be fought and won on all fronts for the benefit of all as the political imbalance of Nigeria has thrown under development to some sections while political power had remained the exclusive preserve of a few ethnic and religious groups.”