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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commended Prof. Uju Anya over her remarks on the late Queen Elizabeth of England, saying that her views on the late Queen and the British government represent the opinion of over 98 percent of Biafrans.
The group said IPOB did not know the person called Anya until her viral comment and counter comments on Twitter. The group added that it is certain that the pains and scars of Biafran genocide live with every man or woman with Igbo blood.
In a statement, yesterday, the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, noted that Anya’s statement on the late Queen’s role on the mass murder of innocent citizens of Biafra during the 1967 – 1970 war and African colonisation has shown that the history of the genocide and issues of colonisation can not be forgotten unless it’s discussed and addressed.
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The statement reads: ‘British Government and its allies, under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth, supplied military equipment and manpower to Nigeria to wipe out Biafrans. They used their propaganda media, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), to label Biafrans rebels and prevented any assistance to them.
‘As a result, many Biafrans were killed, including the family members of Uju. The world should know that Biafrans, both young and old, would not forgive the late Queen and the British people, especially the politicians, unless the British Government allows Biafrans to regain their sovereignty through referendum.’
The Eastern Updates, Reno Omokri, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Igbo to stop blaming the late Queen for the civil war, which happened between 1967 and 1970. Omokri noted that certain events precipitated the war, but that the late Queen did not ignite it.