announced, on Tuesday, that it had commenced the process to launch the
struggle for a State of Biafra with the international community, saying
that the formal declaration of the new Biafra Republic had been slated
for November 5.
This came as Conference of Igbo Youth Organizations, CIYO, warned
that Ndigbo “would no longer watch in silence while our brothers and
sisters are slaughtered like animals” in the Northern States.
National President of BZM, Benjamin Onwuka, at a briefing said what
prevented the realization of Biafra republic over the years was the
inability to get the support of world powers, like the United States of
America to back the project.
He expressed regrets that the international community did not know
the aspirations of the Biafra people, saying “Biafra must therefore be
internationalized because the forces preventing the dreams for our
independence are vested in the United Kingdom.
Biafra can only be achieved when we secure the support of the United
States of America; the day USA comes to our side, that day we shall be
free from Nigeria; the story of South Sudan where a bloody civil war was
fought for over 24 years is a typical example.”