Biafra Nations League, BNL, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comments wherein he equated the South East to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and vowed to send army and police to deal with them.
Buhari had also in the interview with Arise TV said that if it secedes, the region, ‘a dot in the circle’, has ‘access to no where.’
The BNL Leader, Prince Chimezie Richard, in a statement to DAILY POST on Sunday, tackled Buhari for, according to him, trying to limit Biafra to five Southeast States alone.
He said that Buhari was very much aware that Igbos dominate and are Indigenes of states in the South South.
The BNL leader said it has “access to many places in the South East and South South, including access to acquire anything through Bakassi Peninsula.”
He vowed that the group will frustrate the Nigerian government presence in the region, adding that 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.
Nnamdi Kanu, 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.”