Ralph Uwazuruike calls on UN for Biafra separation from Nigeria

The Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has given what he categorize as genuine reasons why the United Nations should allow Biafra to be separated from Nigeria.

One of the reasons he stated, was that the population of the former Eastern state, now South East and part of South South that make up Biafra land can currently boast of over 10 million people, adding that  the Biafran people naturally do not share similar culture and tradition with Hausa-Fulani of the North and Yoruba of the South West as to continue to remain together under one country called Nigeria.

MASSOB is also a separatist group and it had all it takes to run a sovereign state of Biafra; enough instruments, structures, flag, currency, coat of arms and defence to assume a status of an existing government, Uwazuruike cited another reason.

Uwazuruike, who spoke to newsmen, yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State, through MASSOB’s Deputy National Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha, ahead of the on-going UN General Assembly, renewed his call on the world body to accord a recognition to Biafra as a sovereign state, just as it did to South Sudan which had been accorded a sovereign status since July 9, 2011.

He recalled that US had classified Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan as failed states which needed to be divided between 2011 and 2015, adding that it was only from Sudan that South Sudan was carved out on July 9, 2011, remaining Nigeria, Ethiopia and Somalia.

He gave examples of carving out of East-Timor with a population of about 821,000 from Indonesia on May 22, 2002; carving out of Serbia with a population of about 10 million from Montenegro on July 2006; carving out of South Ossertia from Georgia and carving out of Kosovo from Serbia on February 17, 2008.

He, therefore, urged UN to  grant the sovereignty of Biafra to save the people from further annihilation in Nigeria since there was no basis whatsoever for Biafra people’s continued stay with Nigeria, adding, “Nigeria cannot make any appreciable economic progress until Biafra is allowed to go, particularly now that Lord Fredrick Luggard’s amalgamation of 1914 has since January 1, 2014, expired after 100 years of the amalgamation.”

He wondered why the UN had not been proactive in tackling the knotty problems of the oppressed in Nigeria and asked rhetorically: “is UN waiting till things degenerate into full blown war again or to continue as genocide before they will act?”




  • Imuk,ubokobong

    Yes, let this country be divided so that Muslim will go and the Christians also be separated.the northerners are cheating us why.am ready to fight for biafra to exist any day any time.iGod bless Mr Ralph nwazuruike,GOD BLESS BIAFRA.

  • I quite agree with Mr Ralph Uwazuruike about the division of this so called Nigeria... Am not compelling anybody to think the way I think, if we the easterners and southerners can be sincere to ourselves they northerners have automatically taken away our

    Comment:I quite agree with Mr Ralph Uwazuruike about the division of this so called Nigeria… Am not compelling anybody to think the way I think, if we the easterners and southerners can be sincere to ourselves the northerners have automatically taken away our peace and unity! for God sake we need to severe ties with em cos they’ve got zero intention of living or staying in peace with us the Christians… (pls keep the bible outta this), they don’t deserve us! I keep hoping that one day I’ll wake and hear em gone outta my life cos they’re some freaking leeches to me personally!!!

  • peter moses

    two different people living a this country. We just need division for peace to reign. There is nothing so special about it, that they will not allow the biafrans to go. Am from Rivers State, but we dont enjoy want is going on in this country. Then, the igbos should be careful, there is someone giving out information to Buhari. This is second arrest of nnamdi kalu, there is something wrong else where

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