Founder of movement for the actualisation of sovereign state of Biafra and Biafra Independence Movement (BIM-MASSOB), Chief Dr Ralph Uwazuruike, has urged the International community to as a matter of urgency recognize Biafra as a sovereign state so as to avoid the looming mass exodus of African refugees to Europe.
Uwazuruike made this call while reacting to a report by the Commander of US special operations in Africa, Major General David Anderson, who stated in digital briefing on US efforts to combat terrorism in Africa during covid – 19 and released to Newsmen on Wednesday,.Gen Anderson stated that Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Qaeda, ISWA, and others, have inflitrated the North East, and other regions in the north and are advancing to Southern Nigeria.
Uwazuruike said that, the world can not afford to witness another major war in Nigeria caused by the Federal Government sponsored – Terrorist organization.
The New Biafran leader stated that, the US reports have vindicated him on why he opted for self-determination for the Biafran people, and urged the United Nations, United States and other relevant global agencies to accord Biafra a sovereign status, stressing that Biafra Recognition is the only panacea to achieve continued peace in Africa as a continent.
Uwazuruike who holds the title of Ijele Ndigbo, recalled that in 2014, how Gen. Iheajirika rtd, had claimed that his military decimated Boko Haram insurgency in three months of his service as the Chief of Army staff, stressing that, it was the same Buhari and his kinsmen in the north who went to US, UK, EU, etc to complain that the Igbo man who is the chief of Army staff at the period was killing their people and by that, president Goodluck Jonathan was compelled to remove him, he stated.
The indian trained lawyer and Internationally recognized non-violent secessionist leader, however appealed to the international community to recognize Biafra as a sovereign Nation .
In a statement signed by his special Assistant on social media matters, comrade Emma N. Nnadi, Uwazuruike expressed optimism that Nigeria will divide in no distant time and cautioned that if something is not done and urgently too, the situation might metamorphose into a full blown war which will affect the whole African continent and would result to mass exodus or migration to Europe.
Uwazuruike revealed that, Boko Haram, Fulani Headsmen, Bandits, etc are being used by Gen. Mohammadu Buhari-led federal government to Fulanize and Islamize other ethnic groups including Eastern Nigeria ( Biafra) but maintained that they will be resisted.