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Brexit inspires calls for independence of Biafra

28 June 2016, 09:41

Abuja - Supporters of the independence of the Biafra are making the most of the British government’s exit from the European Union to advance their cause.

A portmanteau, Biafrexit, has been coined in line with Brexit.

“The British Government which is the closest ally of the Nigerian Government must, as a mark of exemplary leadership, guide Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues to organize a akin to the recently organized BREXIT,” said Chukwuemeka Iroanya, spokesperson for Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Also read: CBN angers Buhari over flexibilty policy

“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulate the Government and people of Britain for organizing the BREXIT vote and applaud the British Government for respecting the wishes of her citizens.”

However, the IPOB spokesperson alleged it smacked of hypocrisy that administration of British premier, David Cameron, that initiated the Brexit vote had been propping up the Buhari‘s Government in its alleged acts of suppressing the quest by Biafrans to exit from Nigeria.

“This leaves Biafrans to ask if David Cameron’s hypocrisy is because Biafrans are blacks and if black Africans are inferior to white British people?”

“The time has come for BIAFREXIT and Britain must support it.”

Biafra, was a secessionist state in eastern Nigeria.

It existed from 1967 to 1970.

- CAJ News


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