The Urhobo nation has disowned the pro-Biafra agitators, saying they are not a part of Biafra.
The Urhobo nation demanded that they should be removed from the proposed map of Biafra by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Vanguard reports.
This was contained in statement yesterday, November 13, by Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha, the national publicity secretary of the Urhobo Progress Union.
The statement read: “IPOB have their rights of agitation for freedom of self-determination as enshrined in the United Nation declaration stressing that other ethnic groups should not be dragged along to avoid the mistake that led to the civil war.
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“The magnanimity of Urhobos in allowing Igbos celebrate the Igbo Cultural Day should not be taken for granted as we urge IPOB to delist Urhobo from its proposed map.”
Mumakai-Unagha warned that Urhobo and its territories should be counted out from any IPOB plan.
The Nigerian government has described the pro-Biafrans as an “insignificant number of frustrated people who are not a threat to the existence of Nigeria."
Two days ago, Rivers Elders and Leaders said they are disturbed over the recent resurgence of the issue of Biafra and its effect on the peace-loving people of Rivers state. This was in reaction to the protest that gridlocked the streets of Port Harcourt.
Eight persons including a female, alleged to be supporters of the Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), involved in the protest were arraigned by the police before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.