Leader of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, BIM, has vowed that his group will repel any attack on Ndigbo by Boko Haram insurgents or herdsmen.
He gave the assurance in a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday by Mazi Chris Mocha, BIM spokesman.
Uwazuruike stressed that “one with God is majority and as such, any war anchored on non-violence just like ours is God’s war and must be fought and won.”
He lamented that as a result of insecurity, Biafraland had been engulfed in a second round of civil war with Nigeria, using new methods and ideology since 1999 till date.
He decried killings witnessed years ago in Benue, Taraba, Jos, Bauchi, Kaduna Maiduguri and Sokoto, through “government organised riots”, adding that it was was part of his reason for embarking on Biafra agitation.
Uwazuruike, however, commended the people of the North for listening to him last year when he asked them to withdraw their quit notice given to Ndigbo resident in the northern part of the country.
“I want to thank the people of the North for having listened to me when I came to Arewa house, Kaduna state, by not killing any Igbo man or woman.
“I love them and I also thanked them. I had never expected any apology from the people of the North”.