Biafra Zionists order return on May 30 for declaration of independence
The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) yesterday asked all indigenes of the defunct Biafra to return home on May 30, 2018, as it would declare Independence for state of Biafra on that day.
The group said the date coincides with declaration made by the late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu decades ago.
Addressing a press conference in Enugu, Leader of the Biafra Zionists, Benjamin Onwuka, boasted that his group would be at the Enugu Government House on the stated day to hoist the Biafra flag.
Onwuka boasted that “from the 30th of May, Nigeria’s political activities will be banned in Biafra land. There will also be no more observance of Muslim festivities and holidays in Biafra land. No more Islamic calendars in Biafra land. Holidays for Muslim calendar should be for Muslims, Biafra is not a Muslim country.
“If they want to arrest me, I’m not afraid. I’m not calling on anybody to bring gun, our weapon is American diplomacy.
“So, I’m calling on Biafrans all over the world to return home come May 30; I’m not asking them to come with gun; our weapon, our gun will be America’s diplomatic support for Biafra’s independence.’’
“It is going to be at the Enugu Government House; Biafra will raise its flag there. It will not be in the secret, everybody will see it.
“I’m making appeal to our people wherever they are to return home, I will not force anybody to come back home but they should heed this call, America is already behind us.
“The Biafra independence will be announced at Government House and celebrated at Okpara Square, in Enugu.’’
He stated that various Biafra groups in the struggle for self-actualization has been mobilized, adding that, “ they would all gather at Enugu to witness this declaration which will mark our exit from the contraption called Nigeria.”
He also gave the police a 48-hour ultimatum to release Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ibeto Group, Dr. Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto, whom he said has been in detention. He said failure to do so would attract severe consequences.
He said; “It was only last Sunday that I learnt of his arrest and consequently, I am giving order that Ibeto be released within the next 48 hours.
“His only offence has to do with the Nkalagu Cement, which they want to take over from Igbo people. He must be released immediately; else, the consequences will be drastic.
“Secondly, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is being intimidated; that should stop immediately, nothing must happen to him. Those collecting signatures for his recall must be very careful.”
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