Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has stated that violence is not the best way to achieve the creation of an independent Biafra nation.
He insisted that there are better means of going about such agitation.
Ikpeazu noted this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, recalling his experiences during the Nigerian Civil War.
“I don’t believe in Biafra through the barrels of the gun because I saw a little bit of the Civil War and I don’t want that kind of thing and I don’t see the prospects of that venture and I don’t want anything that will be suicidal.
“As far as we are concerned in Abia, there is nothing like IPOB,” Ikpeazu said but admitted that “it is difficult to proscribe an ideology.”
While advocating for justice and equity in the nation, the Abia governor argued that some of the agitations from Nigerians are germane and should be addressed.
“If Biafra is a metaphor for agitation against injustice in any way, then there is Biafra in the heart of every Nigerian,” he added, just as he called on the citizens to project things that unite the nation.