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The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed why he turned down the alleged offer by the Federal Government to have Biafra Republic that comprises only five core Igbo-speaking states in the South East.
Kanu who made the revelation in a live broadcast monitored by The Eastern Updates yesterday stated his passion to liberate all oppressed indigenous tribes in the old Eastern region made him to insist on not leaving them behind.
‘When I was at Kuje prison the federal government offered to give me Biafra provided I leave other tribes outside the five South East states but I told them I must go with the other oppressed nationalities because I don’t want them to continue suffering subjugation’.
He however, regretted the utterances of some persons from the minority tribes who he said had the wrong notion that the Igbo intend to dominate them in the new republic.
Kanu condemned an alleged uttrance by the Ikwere people in Rivers State that the five South East Igbo states should leave them out of the Biafra project.
He warned them and non-igbo speaking tribes in the Niger Delta region against the danger of opting out of the Biafra Republic. He said that the fate of any minority tribe that refused to be part of Biafra Republic would be worse than the Hausa’s who have since lost their identify and freedom to the Fulani.
Kanu regretted that most of the minority tribes were yet to learn from the mistake of the Hausa. He declared that contrary to misconceptions in some quarters the struggle for Biafra republic was not for the Igbo to subjugate or dominate the minority tribes but to free them from bondage.
Kanu said that the way the Jews were hated for no just cause was the way ‘Ndigbo are being hated for no justifiable reason’.
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