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There Will Be No Peace In Nigeria Until Biafra Is Actualised – Uwazuruike


Leader of the Move­ment for the Ac­tualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, hinted at the weekend that there would be no peace in Nigeria until the Biafran nation is actu­alised.

He gave this hint during a virtual conference organ­ised by Harvard Law Stu­dents under the auspices of Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organisations (UNPO) and United Nations (UN), International Cove­nant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which was to determine the Land Use/ Border Rights and Ex­tra-Territorial Obligations of Nations in the quest for self-determination.

A press statement ear­lier signed by Uwazurui­ke’s Personal Assistant on Media Matters, Chris Mo­cha and made available to newsmen, said the main purpose of the conference was to gather members’ experience with challenges to their lands, as well as to share general perspectives, recommendations and good or bad practices regarding land rights.

The virtual conference, which was monitored by Mocha in Onitsha, Anam­bra State, quoted Uwazurui­ke as saying, “As usual, I represent the

State of Biafra. In Ni­geria right from time im­memorial lands belong to individuals and families”.

“But in 1976, immediate­ly after the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War, the military government of Nigeria promulgated the Decree of 1976, which invested all lands in Nigeria to the state governors.

“There are 36 states in Ni­geria and the Federal Capi­tal Territory, Abuja. So all the 36 governors are owners of the lands in Nigeria and the Federal Government owns the capital territory, Abuja.”

“But the Federal Gov­ernment does not respect this Decree of 1976. Just recently, the 17 southern governors came together and banned open grazing in the entire southern re­gion, the President of Nige­ria, Muhammadu Buhari, nullified the action of the 17 southern governors and said that there was a graz­ing route that must be estab­lished to enable the armed Fulani herdsmen to come to our lands in the South to graze their cattle”

“This grazing route is against the provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria because it is not contained in the 1999 Constitution as amended. But because of his position as the president of Nigeria and a

Hausa/Fulani man, he wants to enforce it against our will.

“Because Biafra is bless­ed with crude oil deposits the Fulanis forced them­selves into our lands to graze their cattle. Not only that, they came with their Ak-47 rifles and killed our people, raped our women and the Federal Govern­ment because it promotes these people turning the other side”.


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