Sunday, March 6, 2016

President Buhari Says: "More Than 2 Million People were Killed During Biafran War, Nigeria Won't Tolerate Biafra Now"

President Muhammadu Buhari during his last visit to the Middle Eastern country, Qatar granted interview to Al Jazeera.

During the interview, the Nigerian president spoke about the challenges the country is facing now, comprising the naira devaluation, the Boko Haram, anti-corruption crusade, the Biafra issue.
Buhari is seeking support for his fight against corruption and to promote much-needed investment in his country’s ailing economy.

Amongst his interview speeches, the one concerning Biafra drew more attention than expected, and according to President Buhari:

When the president was asked about his plans to deal with Biafra, he said:

“ At least two millions Nigerians were killed in the Biafra war. And for somebody to wake up, may be they weren’t born. Looking for Biafra after two millions people were killed, they are joking with the security and Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra.”

The declaration of the Independent Republic of Biafra in 1967 caused a civil war that resulted in the death of millions and the re-annexation of the republic to Nigeria in 1970.

The administration of President Buhari has always maintainedthat Nigeria’s unity is a priority for the country and that while peaceful pro-Biafran protests are welcome, demanding the
separation of the Biafran territories is against the constitution.

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