Friday, 20 May 2016

NEWS:-IPOB says Biafra not for Igbos alone, maps out Biafraland

IPOB says Biafra not for Igbos
alone, maps out Biafraland


– IPOB maps out regions that
should be regarded as Biafraland
– The group says Biafra is not for
only for the Igbos
– The group says the last head of
state and commander-in-chief of
Biafra was not from the Igbo-
speaking area of Biafraland
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
has said the Biafra land is beyond areas occupied
by the Igbo-speaking people of the country, The
Sun reports.
According to the group, aside Igbo-speaking states,
Biafra land cut across Itsekiriland on the western
boundary, Oduduwa to Bakassi on the eastern
boundary with Cameroon.
The group added that Biafra land also stretch
across from Idoma and Igala land on the northern
boundary with Arewa or Northern Nigeria to the
Bight of Biafra which is South of the beautiful
island of Bonny.
A statement by the spokespersons of IPOB,
Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka
Iroanya noted that in the present-day Nigeria, the
nation of Biafra consists of Abia, Akwa Ibom,
Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta,
Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states as
well as Igbanke in Edo state, Igala in Kogi
State, and Idoma in Benue state.
The group also noted that with the footprints of
Biafra above, Nigerians can get to see that
Biafra is not populated by only the Igbo-speaking
people, and according to IPOB, the last head of
state and commander-in-chief of Biafra was not
from the Igbo-speaking area of Biafraland.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
has said the Biafra land is beyond areas occupied
by the Igbo-speaking people of the country.
The IPOB statement reads: “During the
war of genocide levied on Biafra by
Nigeria and Britain, there were brave
Biafran soldiers, field commanders,
scientists, civil servants,
technocrats, musicians/artists, and
astute journalists/broadcasters who
were not from Igbo-speaking areas
of Biafraland.



“Biafra is a nation where different
languages are spoken but
irrespective of the varying languages,
the people have a common value
system, four market days, and
unique traditional clothing (two-piece
wrapper) for every Biafran woman. It
is instructive to note that Igbo is just
one of the languages in Biafraland.
Even the Igbo language has different
dialects as someone travels from
one community to the other or from
one state to another state.
“Biafra is not about the Igbo alone
but Biafra is a blessed nation of
people with common value system.
The public must ignore and stay
away from anyone or group that
equates Biafra with Igbo. The
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is
not for only Igbo-speaking people
and will never be for only Igbo-
speaking people.”
Meanwhile, IPOB has declared that it will
the actualise a sovereign state of Biafra without
recourse