An Igbo Group In North Central Nigeria Has Reject Agitation For Biafra Urging Those Agitating For Biafra To Learn From The History Of 1967 to 1970

By Abuja Correspondentphoto of a victim of 1967 Nigeria – Biafra Civil war 

A group known as the Igbo community in Kogi state has rejected been part of the agitation for the Republic of Biafra, saying God knows the reason He brought Nigeria together.

President of the group, Maximus Okochi, says Igbo kinsmen living in the state capital and its environs reject calls for the breakup of Nigeria .

Okochi urged those agitating for Biafra to learn from history of 1967 to 1970. The Igbo community in the North Central has described the agitation for the breakup of the country as a misplaced priority.

The group told journalist on Saturday, June 17, that God who brought Nigerians together as one knows the reason for doing so.

Speaking for the group, Maximus Okochi, who is the president-general of the community said following wide consultations among his Igbo kinsmen living in the region and its environs, the group has rejected calls for the breakup of Nigeria.

The unity of Nigeria is not negotiable,” he said. Okochi stated that the Igbos living in the region enjoy a cordial relationship with the indigenes and had intermarried among them.

He however asked the federal government to address the issues of marginalisation, underdevelopment and other injustices fueling the clamour for agitation.

Meanwhile, despite the hues and cries that greeted the three months quit notice given to Igbos by Arewa Youth Consultatives Forum (AYCF), a Coalition of Northern Youths has written a letter to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, begging him to allow Ndigbo to go and have their Biafra Republic.

In a statement published by NAIJ.com, Yazid Ahmed said the group lauded the peace and conflict resolution moves being done by the Acting President, but noted that it doubted the efficacy of it in bringing a lasting solution to the problem in question rocking the nation at present.

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