Abuja - Deputy Leader of Biafra Nations Youth
League (BNYL), Ebuta Takon, has advised organisations advocating for the
independence of Biafra to form a Government in order to enhance their cause.
Taon said operating under an authority would enable the
agitators “move like a force.”
“We are aware of a Biafra government in exile, and Biafra
Customary Government at home, though not recognised by most Biafra groups,” he
“Biafra is here but without a government, we cannot join
UN (United Nations), AU (African Union) and no nation will recognize us. There
is need for all the groups to operate under a government,” Takon said.
He said the BNYL would continue to exist as long as
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“We are not after positions. We have purposes of establishing
a frontline youth Organization for Biafra, because these are among other things
that international communities are considering.”
This will be among issues on the agenda in the
organisation’s forthcoming second congress set for April 9.
The recommendation to form a government comes amid
intensifying calls for the cessation of Biafra from Nigeria.
Protests, sometimes tragic, have characterised the
protests for the autonomy of the region.
Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a
secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria, existing between 1967 and 1970.
After two-and-a-half years of war, during which
over three million civilians died in fighting and from starvation resulting
from blockades, Biafran forces surrendered to the Nigerian Federal
Military and Biafra was reintegrated
- CAJ News