Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM), a pro-Biafra group, has announced that it has commenced the process of launching another struggle for a Sovereign State of Biafra in the international community. The formal declaration of the new Biafra Republic had been slated for November 5.
This revelation came at a Conference of Igbo Youth Organizations, CIYO, where a warning has been released that Ndigbo “would no longer watch in silence while our brothers and sisters are slaughtered like animals”.
The National President of BZM, Benjamin Onwuka, has revealed that what had been hindering 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 them. 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.”
He continues: “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.”
The Igbo youths, in a statement endorsed by youth leaders, including the National Coordinator, Igbo Youth Grand Alliance, Uchenna Uchehara, who read it after their emergency meeting in Owerri yesterday said: “Events of the past few months in Nigeria have become very disturbing to stakeholders, especially the Igbo nation that played a major role in the founding of Nigeria and inspite of the tragedies of the Biafran war, resolved to give total support to one united Nigeria”.