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IPOB warns media against distorting Biafra history

19 May 2016, 18:15

Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned media against distorting the history and geography of the region.

Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, Spokesperson for IPOB, said some “self-serving individuals and moribund groups have pigeon-holed Biafra into Igbo.”

“They interchange and juxtapose Biafra and Igbo as if both are synonyms,”said Iroanya.

He said the restoration of the nation of Biafra was not an exclusively Igbo cause but involved all the rest of the clans in Biafra.

Also read: IPOB outraged at seizure of Biafra newspapers

“Therefore, it is misleading for any misguided relevance-seeking individual or group to seek to restrict Biafra to an Igbo affair through their mischievous newspaper interviews.”

Iroanya said Biafra was not about the Igbos alone but was “a blessed nation of people with common value system.”

“The public must ignore and stay away from anyone or group that equates Biafra with Igbo. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not for only Igbo-speaking people and will never be for only Igbo-speaking people.”

Biafra existed in Eastern Nigeria during 1967 to 1970.

It was integrated into the country after a civil war claimed over 3 million.

There have been protests demanding its independence from Nigeria.

- News 24


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