About 15 pro-Igbo groups gathered at the home of late Biafran warlord, Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu in Nnewi, Anambra state over the weekend to demand Biafra.
The agitators held a prayer session insisting that they would renege on their plan to actualize the sovereign state of Biafra.
Groups in attendance include; MASSOB, Joint Revolutionary Council of Biafra, Igbo Hebrew Cultural Restoration, Biafra Actualisation and Defence Squad, Eastern Peoples Congress, Biafra United Liberation Council, Ekwenche Organisation, Billie Human Rights Initiatives, Igbozurume Organisation, Biafra Revolutionary Organisation, Biafra Peace Corps, Biafra Liberation Crusade and Salvation Peoples of Biafra.
Below is a statement from the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Uchenna Madu, on the matter;
“All pro- Biafran groups agreed to work together as one for the purpose of Biafra actualisation and restoration.The groups also agreed on the unity of purpose for Biafra and that all pro-Biafran groups should maintain their individual status, name and internal running of their affairs.
The groups rejected the proposals for states as federating units of Nigeria as part of restructuring; it is totally against the wish and desire of the people of Biafra.
While we are reaffirming our total commitment to Biafra actualisation, we wish to state that the only kind of restructuring that will be acceptable to us is to recognise the six geopolitical regions as federating units, using the 1963 constitution as a template.”