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IPOB: We Campaign for Biafra Restoration, Not Secession
Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said an erroneous impression is being created that its campaign is for the secession of Biafra from Nigeria, pointing that it is actually agitating for “restoration of Biafra.”
This clarification of IPOB’s mission was contained in a statement issued by the media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, saying that the geographical area called Biafra preceded “the contraption called Nigeria” having been in existence several centuries before the creation of Nigeria in 1914.
“The Biafra, an ancient nation which was easily colonised by the British in the early 18th century has since remained under occupation and her citizens are now ready to take it back and remove the people from the shackles of bondage,” he said.
He added that the emergence of Biafra in Africa had been foretold in prophecies very long ago hence the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu “has come up with the true reasons why the nation of Biafra must be accomplished.”
According to him, it was “well prophesied by some prophets that a nation will emerge from Africa that will help alleviate the poverties that had been ravaging the people of Africa since the creation of this earth.”
The IPOB media and publicity secretary said Biafra was the nation that the great seer, Nostradamus referred to as the nation which lies along the Atlantic coast of Africa and from its geographical location is the “Trigger” of development in Africa.
He noted that since the emergence of Biafra had been foretold “our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, only appeared to accomplish divine project, adding that it behooves on the people of Africa and the world at large to support the actualisation of Biafra due to its potential for greatness.
He said: “Biafra will be a nation that will bring hope for the future generation, a nation that will serve as a liberating tool for the entire black race and African continent, a nation that will wipe away tears of a thousand years of our fathers and mothers, a nation that will restore peace in Africa and across the world, a nation that will restore the value of the black race, a nation that will uphold the glory of God almighty.
“Nostradamus saw it, he made mention of it during his days, he talked about a nation that lies along the Atlantic coast, a nation that serves as the trigger of Africa, he said time will come and this great nation will rise and liberate Africa, he said this nation will become great and never fall again.”
He said the Biafra restoration movement was “aware that Britain, US, EU and the entire western world know the truth about the people of Biafra, the Biafran restoration course, the same way it happened with Israel in the late 40’s when Israel was being restored back to greatness but in the end Israel stood tall because almighty Yahweh was behind them”.
The IPOB media secretary insisted that “Biafra will be restored and will become one of the greatest nations in the world because this is God’s project and not man making, Biafrans are said to be the last race of the black Hebrew from the line of Eri.”