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Biafra youth league confirms Nembe Kingdom meeting

15 June 2016, 15:14Emeka Okonkwo

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 Delta.

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.

Also read: Biafra youth oppose Biya's visit to Nigeria

“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,” said Takon.

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 other.” 

- CAJ News

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