The comments were in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Festus Agas.
The state government further warned groups agitating for Biafra to stay away from Delta.
The comments were contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Festus Ovie Agas.
The statement reads in part:
“Faced with this situation, it has become imperative for the Government of Delta State to make this clarification to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding regarding the status of Delta State in the renewed Biafra agitation.”
“While some communities in the state may have cultural affinity with the people of the South-East, it is clearly a patent error for anybody or group to suggest or insinuate that Delta State, or more specifically, the Anioma people have been or are part of the South-East that is supposed to make up the proposed Biafra Republic.”
The government’s remarks were made in reaction to recent attempts by members of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to include the state in the proposed Biafra Republic.