The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has hit hard on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, telling the world leaders what Igbo’s stand is in the zoo country called Nigeria.
He also said that Igbo is not after Biafra to dominate Niger-Delta oil as erroneously believed and peddled by Biafra haters.
A copy of the statement which he delivered to the world leaders was made available to newsmen and stated as follows: “Contrary to unfounded misconceptions in some quarters, Ndigbo is not greedy or domineering but very accommodating and forbearing.”
“They are easy-going and enterprising people whose successes in life have rather earned them envy and jealousy instead of the admiration and applause of their neighbors.”
“The fact remains that Igbo are loving, accommodating, peaceful and enterprising people. They are the reason Nigeria has survived to date.
“The thinking, therefore, that we are after Biafra so that the Igbo can dominate other ethnic nationalities in the new Republic and ultimately claim their oil deposits is uncalled for.
“Such unnecessary fear and warped opinion should be discarded as they are unfounded and only a propaganda tool of those who want to perpetually pin us down in the British bondage called Nigeria.
“Igbo has enough crude oil and other mineral deposits to sustain her people as a country but the quest for Biafra is for the freedom and overall interest of all the ethnic nationalities involved.”
Mazi Kanu, therefore, berated those whom he said are ignorant, describing them as propagandists and mischief-makers.