Uche Madu said this while reacting to reports that the Lagos state government allegedly sacked some traders from an area around Festac Town.
According to Daily Post, MASSOB’s leader, Uche Madu said this while reacting to reports that the Lagos state government allegedly sacked some traders from an area around Festac Town.
Madu also said that the Igbos cannot be evicted from any part of Nigeria, because of the investments they have made in the communities where they reside.
According to him, “Pro-Biafra groups have adopted a new ideology which stated that any part of the country where a large population of Igbos is found, and where Igbos contributed towards human and material development, is part of Biafra.
“Some years back a portion of land at Trade Fair and FESTAC were conceded to our people for development in Lagos.
“After spending billions of naira in developing this part of Lagos for the economic growth of Nigerian government, today information reaching us is that the Federal Government, conniving with the Lagos State Government, yesterday retrieved the land, the platform, all the investment and everything from the people of Biafra.
“This is part of the reason for Biafra agitation. And we are warning because we now believe that everywhere an Igbo man is is part of Biafra. That is the latest ideology we have.
“We don’t want to confine ourselves to a particular place; we now believe that wherever our foot touches is our land that is Biafra.
“Lagos is also Biafra, Abuja is also Biafra. Anywhere our people are, that place is Biafra.
“So what we are saying now is, that part of Lagos that our people developed with their money is also part of Biafra and we cannot leave.”
You will recall that the Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) recently threatened to cause violence if Nnnamdi Kanu is arrested.