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Biafra: Nigeria remains united – Buhari

Biafra: Nigeria remains united – Buhari

Mfonobong Akpan

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that in spite of challenges, Nigerians are determined to remain together as a united country just as the pro-Biafra protests continued in Umuahia, the Abia State capital and at Nnamdi Kanu’s home. Nnamdi Kanu is the Director of Radio Biafra, who is still being detained by the Federal Government.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Army has vowed to crush any insurrection and restore law and order, if called upon as Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, after listening to leaders of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, called for urgent restructuring of the country to contain the widening disquiet and discontent.

It was gathered that given the sensitivity of the Biafra matter, Ohanaeze leaders have commenced consultations with prominent Igbo leaders on how to have a common stand on the issue.

Said the source: “Ohanaeze and some statesmen in Igbo land are being circumspect. But I can tell you that they are not on the same page on this sensitive matter. The good thing is that they want the country restructured in line with the recommendations of the National Confab.

“The South-East deserves an equitable share in this country, but as things are today, the zone is obviously marginalised. That is what those boys are protesting for. They want a country where every region will be treated fairly.  I can assure you that Ndigbo will speak with one voice on the issue in a matter of days.”

source: vanguardngr.com