Abuja - The Biafra Nations Youth League
(BNYL) will hold further engagements with indigenous Ijaw people in the coming
weeks to sustain its quest for the independence of Bafra.
The Ijaw are a collection of peoples indigenous mostly to
the forest regions of the Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers States within the Niger
BNYL Deputy Leader, Ebuta Victor Takon, confirmed another
congress had been planned with Ijaw youths, traditional rulers in Nembe, Brass
and Andoni local government areas of Bayelsa and Rivers States respectively.
Dates and venues had not been confirmed.
Takon said the meetings reinstated the commitment by the
Youth League to take the struggle to the grassroots.
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“We specialize in grassroots campaign and mobilization.
We are everywhere in Biafra communities strengthening the struggle. Only a
grassroots movement can ensure effective conduct of a referendum for Biafra,”
He said they had consulted widely, especially from
Southern Cameroon, Bakassi peninsula, AkwaCross region and in the Niger River
Coast and were making significant progress.
“We shall begin to storm palace of traditional rulers,
getting them prepared for independence, the Congress with the Ijaw youths and
Obolo youths has long been planned for,” Takon said.
Meanwhile, Takon welcomed the BNYL’s participation at the
recent All Biafra Conference in Ghana, organised by the Organization of
Emerging African States.
“We support the Conference Resolutions. However
we are not against the groups that didn't take part due to one reason or the
- CAJ News