- The Iteskiri Progress Club has said that Itsekiri people are not part of the Biafra planned map
- The group made this known through a statement signed by its chairman and secretary
- The statement notes that it's strange and unusual for the attachment of Itsekiri homeland in the map
The Itsekiri Progress Club, (IPC) Sunday, June 11, condemned the inclusion of Itsekiri people in the proposed Biafra map.
According to Vanguard, IPC denounced the inclusion of Itsekiri homeland in Warri Kingdom, Delta state, in the map.
Gbesimi Akperi and Chief Solomon Arenyeka respectively, the chairman and publicity secretary of the IPC said in a joint statement:
''The Itsekiri Progress Club condemns in its entirety the inclusion of the Itsekiri homeland of Delta State in the banded map of the proposed Biafra Republic by the advocates of this dream.
“While we have no say in the aspirations of people to own and air their views and agitate for self-determination.
WE view seriously the inclusion of the land mass of the Itsekiris of Warri Kingdom in their self-serving agitations.’’
The group said : “strange and unusual” the attachment of Itsekiri homeland in Biafra map “as there is no cultural, geographical and linguistic affinity between the Itsekiris of Warri Kingdom of Delta state and the proposed Republic.”
Meanwhile NAIJ.com earlier reported that Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has warned Igbos against using Biafra to threaten Nigerians, saying they are not the superior tribe in the country.
That the second republic lawmaker who gave the warning also called on the Federal Government to stop Igbo elite from hiding under the guise of Biafra agitation to terrorise Nigerians.
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