Sunday, September 17, 2017

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Biafra

Biafra Flag
The agitation of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) is no longer a joke as we can see that the matter is gradually getting some international attention.
But then, for our readers who might not be up to date with some basic facts about Biafra, here is these 11 things you need to know about Biafra.
1. On 29 May 2000, the Lagos Guardian newspaper reported that the now ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo commuted to retirement the dismissal of all military persons who fought for the breakaway state of Biafra during Nigeria's 1967–1970 civil war. 
2. On 30 May, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the South Eastern Region's military governor, announced the Republic of Biafra, citing the Easterners killed in the post-coup violence.
3. It is a movement of Igbo speaking people. Mostly people from the south Eastern Geopolitical region of Nigeria
4. The agitation was first led by late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Late Ojukwu declared Biafra 30th May, 1967 from the city of Aburi in Ghana. 
Biafra  Coat Of Arms

5. The war against Biafra led by then, General Yakubu Gowon lasted for over 30 months. It seems to be one of the longest ever in Nigeria.

6. This present-day Agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra is led by Nnamdi Kanu.

7. Odumegwu-Ojukwu was in exile for 13 years over issue bordering on Biafra

8. The majorly known group agitating for Biafra are Massob and IPOB

9. After the demise of Late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in 2011, the group became active again in 2012 courtesy Nnamdi Kanu led activism move.

10. Late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the first leader of Biafra hails from Anambra and precisely from Nnewi.

11. Right from time the Biafra Agitators has seen Nigeria as an opposition to their emancipation

12. This present-day IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu holds dual citizenship. He is a British-Nigerian

13. Late Ojukwu led the creation of the Biafra Radio which is now managed by Nnamdi  Kalu

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