By Ndubuisi Oji
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared yesterday that it would have no need to resort to war in order to actualise a sovereign state of Biafra.
The president, during a recent visit to Katsina reportedly said, “for Nigeria to divide now, it is better for all of us to jump into the sea and get drowned.”
In a letter to President Buhari by IPOB’s counsel, Mr Emeka Emekesri, a copy of which was made available to Daily Sun, the group said the president’s utterances on the issue was prejudicial as the matter was in court.
Emekesri also said it was wrong for Buhari to dismiss agitators for the actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra as “kids who were not born” during the Nigerian Civil War.
The IPOB counsel affirmed that the group has no intention to destroy Nigeria.
“We respect Nigeria and the Nigerian Government.
“Our intention is to set Biafra free from Nigeria by the rule of law and not to destroy Nigeria, just as Eritrea was set free from Ethiopia without destroying Ethiopia; just as South Sudan was set free from Sudan without destroying Sudan; just as Bangladesh and Pakistan were set free from India without destroying India.”
He said the Federal Government was facing serious heat from the Biafran legal unit in the case instituted against the government at the Federal High Court, Owerri in 2012 and noted that IPOB would definitely win the case, as it will pursue it to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague.