Dot in Nigerian map: Small Dot, Big People – BNL, Nnamdi Kanu tackle Buhari
Biafra Nations League, BNL, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for equating the South East to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and vowing to send army and police to deal with them.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Buhari in the interview with Arise TV has described IPOB as a dot in a circle that has nowhere to go.
“That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.
“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them,” Buhari said.
Reacting to Buhari’s statement, BNL Leader, Prince Chimezie Richard, in a statement on Sunday, said the President is trying to limit Biafra to five Southeast States alone.
Chimezie said that Buhari was very much aware that Igbos dominate and are Indigenes of states in the South South.
He said it has “access to many places in the South East and South South, including access to acquire anything through Bakassi Peninsula.”
BNL Leader vowed that the group will frustrate the Nigerian government presence in the region.
According to him, the group whose members are mostly indigenes of border towns in Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Bakassi Peninsula is fighting for the same Biafra which IPOB or MASSOB is fighting for.
The IPOB leader, on his own, said that there was no way Igbos in Kogi, Benue, Cross River, Edo, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers would be left behind when seceding from Nigeria.
Kanu said that the region may be a small dot in the map, but big people.
He tweeted, “I’m compelled to accept the 5 Igbo states (SE) as Biafra, what will be the fate of indigenous Igbo people gerrymandered into other states like Edo, Kogi, Benue, Cross River, Rivers, Benue, Bayelsa and Delta states? Does it mean they are no longer Igbo? Small Dot, Big People.”