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Biafra agitators threaten suicide over leader’s whereabouts


[file] Leader of the Biafra Zionists, Benjamin Onwuka

Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) have threatened to commit suicide over the whereabouts of their leader, Benjamin Onwuka.

In a statement by the National Coordinator of the BZF, Ogbu Gilbert, he said they had waited in vain for the Department of State Services, (DSS) to either release their leader, or charge him to court.

He said Onwuka has remained incommunicado two months after the group’s encounter with security operatives in Enugu.


He said: “We want to further inform Nigerians and the International community about the unlawful detention of our leader, Benjamin Onwuka by men of the DSS.

“It is now over two months and they have refused to charge him to court, contrary to the provisions of Nigeria’s Constitution, which says nobody should be detained beyond 24 hours.”

They expressed concern that southeast governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have remained silent on the issue, alleging their collaboration in the matter.

He declared: “We are issuing a seven-day ultimatum, after which we have no option than to commit suicide. We shall occupy all the roads in the southeast and make vehicles to crush them, or killed by security forces.

“By this statement, we are drawing the attention of the international community, especially the United Nations, the Amnesty International, the United States and Israel to the oppressive tendencies of the present Federal Government of Nigeria.”

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