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Biafra group lashes out at Middle Belt, says they supported Nigeria during civil war

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, has said that Igala and entire Middle Belt, should not included in the map of Biafra because hey supported Federal Republic of Nigeria during civil war.

Recall that some groups in the Middle Belt are agitating against being included in the Biafra map and have warned separatists to delist Igala from the map.

According to the Igala groups, the late Biafran leader, Ikemba Chukwyemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu attacked Igala land during the 1967 civil war.

However, in a statement jointly signed by BNL National Leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard; Deputy National Leader and Head of Operations, BBs Media, Ebuta Akor Takon and Chief of General Staff, Linus Essien, the secessionist group noted that the Middle Belt played a major role in seeing to the defeat of Biafra during the civil war.

BNL alleged that Igala and other tribes in the Middle Belt region waged the war against Biafra more than Hausa and Fulani.

The group added that “Biafra are people who shares common history and cultural heritage and not those who as a result of boundary influence borrowed few culture of the Igbo.”

“The 1967 map which was adjusted to include Delta State remains authentic. The region of Biafra are people who shares common history and cultural heritage and not those who as a result of boundary influence borrowed few culture of the Igbo in Northern Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi,” the group said.

“It Is against the general interest of Biafra to be dragging those who fought on Nigeria side as mafians. The Fulani and Hausa were not actually the people who fought during the war.

The group blamed other pro Biafra groups for failing to reach out to other areas of the Eastern Region to enlighten them about the struggle but dragging middle belt, adding “We won’t participate in the fight for annexation”.

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