10 South-East groups reportedly declare support for Radio Biafra boss

Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly arrested in Lagos on Saturday, October 17, 2015, shortly after his return from the United Kingdom, by Department of State Services (DSS).

Radio Biafra boss, Nnamdi Kanu

The Biafra struggle seems to be gaining ground, as 10 more groups have declared their support for Nnamdi Kanu’s vision.

According to Daily Post, the President-General of Ndigbo United Assembly (NUA), Comrade Peter Okala said “The Biafran agitation is positive in the sense that our colonial masters knew our differences before making a contract of amalgamation to try if we could understand ourselves.

“But the fact remains that till date, the centre could not hold and the South East is still hated with passion by our Northern and South West brothers.”

The 10 groups supporting the Biafra struggle, are made up of civil society organisations in the South-East.

The group in a joint statement, said the Federal Government will not kill the movement by intimidating people.

The statement was signed by all the representatives of the South-East civil society groups.

Some of them are: Comrade Aloysius Attah, for CLO; Comrade Peter Onyegiri for Centre for Human Rights & Peace Advocacy; Comrade Samuel Njoku for Human Rights Club (a project of LRRDC); Comrade Justus Uche Ijeoma for Forum for Justice, Equity & Defence of Human Rights.

Others include: Comrade Chike Umeh for Society Advocacy Watch Project; Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq. for Anambra Human Rights Forum; Comrade Emeka Umeagbalasi for Intersociety; Comrade Alex Olisa for South-East Good Governance Forum and Eze Eluchie for: PADDI Foundation.

An excerpt of the statement reads "This is why in a bid to justify crumbs federally received, they end up on the pages of newspapers with their faceless and mushroom groups.

“A Nigeria of pluralism and democratic constitutionalism, equality and fairness with no distinction in theory and practice as to ethnicity, place of birth, education, sex, class, oligarchic or aristocratic background and religion is always a preferred option and can be safely described as a united Nigeria.

“But a Nigeria of the opposite remains the worst option, while assertion of right to independent statehood is its best alternative. This is because it is better to live free in a land flowing with poverty than to live buoyantly in a land shackled and manacled by chains of slavery and enslavement.”

Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly arrested in Lagos on Saturday, October 17, 2015, shortly after his return from the United Kingdom, by Department of State Services (DSS).

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