A former Chief of Army Staff and governor of the Midwest, David Ejoor, has died. Ejoor was appointed governor of the Midwest in 1966, before he was made Chief of Army Staff between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime. As governor of the Midwest which served as a buffer between federal troops and the breakaway Biafra Republic, was a veritable target by “General” Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s army. As the heat rammed up, Ejoor flee from Benin the capital of the Midwest on his bicycle to Ebor-Orogun,…
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has welcomed comments credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that “any Nigerian is free to leave the country if they have another one.”
The sit-out at home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against the continued detention of their leader, Comrade Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government under President Muhamadu Buhari’s watch, seems to be holding in Awka, the Anambra state capital and environs, reports by correspondent indicate.
Nigerian playwright and poet, Professor Wole Soyinka, has declared his support for agitators of the Republic of Biafra.
Bayo Onanuga, Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has said that the clamour for the Republic of Biafra, by various groups, cannot be feasible under Muhammadu Buhari who was once a Military President.
Biafra, dominated by the great Igbo race, enjoyed sovereignty before Great Britain commenced exploitive colonial rule over Nigeria under the racist banner of Rudyard Kipling’s “the White Man’ burden.” Britain asserted authority over Biafra based on the tyrannical doctrine that the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
The European Union has given the strongest indication yet that it will support legitimate means for the actualization of Biafra, noting that while it has strong diplomatic and economic ties with Nigeria, “Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms remains a priority for the EU and we encourage the authorities in every occasion to respect such rights.”
The British House of Commons has listened to an Early day motion 808 for Biafra Independence.