Saturday, November 21, 2015

Another Pro-Biafra Group Emerges in Nigeria

 Amidst the agitation for an independent state of Biafra championed by some Igbo people in the eastern part of the country, another pro-Biafran group, has emerged.
Another pro-Biafra group has reportedly emerged in South East Nigeria.
Today reports that the group, which goes by the name, Bilie Human Rights Initiative, has been holding closed door executive meetings prior to its first public outing.
The emergence of Bilie brings to four, the number of such groups promoting the cause for the revival of the moribund Biafra. Ralph Uwazuruike-led Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) is the first of such, from which a break-away faction, which has been trying to unseat Uwazuruike emerged.
The Legal Officer of Bilie, Barr. Pedro Azuogu, who spoke in an interview in Umuahia, Abia state, said Bilie was the only legal entity in the country registered with the United Nations (UN) as an Indigenous People Organisation (IPO).
Azuogu explained that “it is also an incorporated Trustee by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Abuja, for the purpose of protecting, defending and advocating for the rights of Indigenous People of Biafra and all other Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities within Nigeria whose rights and freedom are violated by the Nigerian Government, contrary to the UN Charter on human rights and the African Charter on Human Peoples Rights.”

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