We are tired of Nigeria — IPOB council of elders

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[Anambra]–The Supreme Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,has said that living in the country, Nigeria, is now synonymous to living in bondage.

The Deputy Chairman of the council and former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, made this known in an interview yesterday, as he said that calls for restructuring will not stop the body from demanding for their independence.

He further stated that while the council believed in “dialogue and consultation without using hot words, let alone insulting language”,  they do not believe in “monolithic opinion”.

“Taiwan is a nation of about seven million people. Some other countries are smaller than either Ebonyi State, Enugu or Imo States. We are also compatible. So, why are they insulting us by saying that we cannot survive?”

“Those who believe that we won’t survive as a nation because we are landlocked are wrong. About 30 northern countries all over the world are landlocked but doing fine”, he said.

THE PAGE had earlier reported that the Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), a group whose goal is related to that of IPOB, had commenced move to secure support for a referendum which is to aid the independence of Biafra.




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