Quit notice: Pro-Biafra group seeks referendum

Quit notice: Pro-Biafra group seeks referendum

Following the quit notice to the Igbo by a coalition of northern
groups, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has called on Nigeria
government to allow a referendum to avert crises.

Speaking in
Ikom, Cross River State, Deputy Leader of BNYL, Comrade Ebuta Ogar
Takon, said there was no going back on the issue of Biafra independence.
said though the BNYL was not moved the threats coming from the Arewa
youths, he also disassociated BNYL from the peace summit by the Leader
of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, with some northern leaders.
said Biafra independence was not negotiable and it was not to be
determined by the Arewa youths. He, however, called on the Federal
Government to address the issue of Biafra agitation by conducting a
referendum adding that the Arewa youths threat has clearly shown how
divided Nigeria truly is.
According to BNYL, the Arewa threats was
a big evidence that they were behind the terrorist activities in the
North, and mastermind of the Fulani attacks in Enugu and Delta
communities “but we are carefully, and would react accordingly”.
“BNYL is appealing to the Igbos and South South people to return and facilitate the struggle for independence.”
said it was a quit notice to the Igbo but it would affect the people
from South South as “fire knows not who is Igbo and who is Ekoi”.
further dismissed statement by some government sponsored groups that
the South South is not part of the new Biafra struggle.

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“first there is no cardinal point indicating a region called South South or Niger Delta, it is political zone.
main river flows from Biafra to the ocean, the Niger River, Cross River
and the Imo River and these are where most of our States and sub
regions derived their names, the Niger Delta region which is originally
limited to the Ijaw by geographical definition derived it’s name from
the Niger river and they are rich in oil, Cross River region which is
today Akwa-Cross is rich in oil, Ancient Imo region which goes down to
Opobo is rich in oil, anyone trying to divide our ranks will fail
woefully this time”.
Takon said the BNYL struggle was about the
neglect of displaced natives in Bakassi Peninsula, and remnants in ceded
towns who were being killed by Cameroon forces whenever they rise up
against Cameroon Government for imposing tax on them.
He lamented
neglect of the Old Calabar stating that the Akwa Ibom and Cross River
states have never benefited from the Niger Delta trainings in Nigeria,
“even the beneficiaries after returning from training will remain
BNYL said the Ogoni clean up was a scam as the federal government only came to deceive the people.
BNYL have disclosed plans to begin referendum campaign in respective
communities within the areas covered by the Bight of Biafra as the
Organization will officially flag off the campaign proper in Andoni
local government Area of Rivers State by first week of July before the
various units embark on the said community campaign.

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