By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka |
The Deputy Chairman, Supreme Council of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Dr. Dozie Ikedife, yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that Ndigbo would not forget Biafra in a hurry.
Ikedife, who was fielding questions from reporters in Nnewi, Anambra State, noted that nothing would make the Igbo to forget what they went through during the 30- month civil war in the hands of the Nigerian government.
He said the comment, credited to the President calling on the ethnic group to abandon Biafra, was rather unfortunate, noting that even if all the people that experienced the war should die, Biafra will never be forgotten as the story stands to be told from generation to generation.
On last Saturday’s sit-at-home other declared by the group, Ikedife described it as a huge success, saying the people obeyed the order to express their quest and demand for self-determination.
Ikedife, who debunked gratification allegation against the group’s elders’ council retorted: “Bribe me with what? What can the Federal Government bribe me with at this age. Is it money, appointment, what?”
He maintained that the Igbo would continue to pursue for self-determination through non-violent means as part of their inalienable rights. The Guardian