Posted by News Express | 19 May 2020 | 1,178 times
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has lashed at the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) over warning to secessionists to exclude Ijaw territory from Biafra and Oduduwa.
The Deputy National Leader of BNYL and Director of Operations, BBS Media, Ebuta Takon Akor, said that Biafra will be restored with or without the support of the Ijaw Youth Council, adding that the mentality of some Ijaw people are the cause of why the Federal Government planted seed of hatred, sentiment and tribalism during Biafra war.
He wondered why Biafra will be equated with Oduduwa, adding that the Yoruba created Oduduwa as their tribal and political identity and have not made any reasonable move for a Republic and he dismissed claims that Biafra is an Igbo project.
“Biafra is not Igbo project, the fact that most key actors are Igbo does not make Biafra their project, definitely the Igbos are majority and must act as majority by been in the forefront of the struggle,” he said.
Ebuta Takon Akor had on Thursday hoisted Biafra flags around the Nigeria-Cameroon of Ikom, Cross River State declaring that the BNYL’s grassroots activities and mobilization have positioned them as a multiethnic pro Biafra movement.
He rebuked IYC saying that Adaka Boro declared Ijawland Niger Delta Republic similar to Ogoni Republic declared by Kane Sarowiwa.
Akor, an Ejagham native of Cross River State said if the IYC feels the Ijaw can stand on their own they should go to total war with federal government.
“All these are just distractions; enemies are at work because we have lifted our flags in areas they never expected. So they are trembling probably next place is in their area.
“My people of South-south, especially the Ijaws, should not allow sentiment to take over their minds and soul. Ijaw cannot stand on their own, there is no land in Ijaw region, they need the hinterland people, they need other foods other than fish, let’s stop this unnecessary quarrel and support Biafra known all over the world, unless they are ready to go to war alone with Nigeria.”
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