The IPOB in recent publication claim that Biafra has been in existence before the coming of British colonial masters to Nigeria.
As MASSOB alleges that the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the southeast were part of a grand design to Islamise Nigeria.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has disclosed plans to pursue the independent state of Biafra under international law.
The group in a statement by its media and publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, claimed that Biafra had been in existence before the coming of British colonial masters to Nigeria, Sun reports. “A perfect example of this is the United Kingdom where the Scots, Welsh, Irish and the Anglo-Saxons maintain their indigenous identities as different people but of the British citizenship. In the same way, the indigenous people of Biafra are Nigeria by citizenship but Biafra by indigenous identity,” the statement said. “The Ancient Map of Africa in 1662 showed the three kingdoms in West Africa from where the new country called Nigeria was created by the colonial masters. The three kingdoms were as follows: The kingdom of Zamfara in the North, Kingdom of Biafra from the East: and the kingdom of Benin in the West. “These three kingdoms existed on the map of Africa for more than 500 years before Nigeria was created in 1914.
In another development, the Uchenna Madu-led Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has alleged that the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the south-east were part of a grand design to Islamise Nigeria. According to Vanguard, the group also warned the Nigerian Army to stop intimidating and killing the people of Biafra in the guise of protecting the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle. It called on the south-east governors to encourage community-based vigilante groups to protect security of lives, properties and farmlands in the region.
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