After three years in custody, freed agitator vows to declare Biafra
June 5 would have been his third year in prison. But that was not to be as the Federal High Court, Owerri, the Imo State capital, where his matter was transferred in the past one year, on Monday, discharged him for want of evidence in the alleged treasonable felony charge brought against him by the Federal Government on June 5, 2014.
However, less than 24 hours after his release, leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), Benjamin Igwe Onwuka, has announced that Biafra Republic would be re-launched to make it more forceful and impactful.
Brushing aside the fact that 10 of his men were still in custody, Onwuka stated yesterday in Enugu that a re-launch of the agitation would take place 15th of next month, declaring that there was no going back on Biafra.
His words: “The people of Biafra will regain their independence on March 15, 2017. The Republic of Biafra will rise again. I repeat again, Biafra will be announced on that date by the Zionists and I, Onwuka, will be leading the government and the people of Biafra and the Zionists will be providing the leadership for the people of Biafra until we establish a government that will be responsible for the governance of our people.”
Reliving his ordeal, Onwuka said his release was sequel to the preparation for the independence of Biafra, stressing that this had been on the scorecard since its reported approval on October 15, 2014 by the administration of former U.S. President Barrack Obama.
He went on: “Since 2015, Biafra has been accepted worldwide due to the diplomatic groundwork. Without America’s support, there will be no Biafra. Now that we have gotten American support, Biafra independence is realisable.”
The BZF leader led the group that invaded Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) on June 5, 2014 in a failed bid to announce Biafra independence. Before their arrest, the group had on March 7 of same year attacked Government House, Enugu and hoisted the flags of the defunct republic.