President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that those agitating for the creation of the state of Biafra, that they are joking with the nation’s security and that the country under his watch would not tolerate them or their antics.
Buhari said this in an interview with Al-Jazeera during his recent visit to Doha, Qatar in Saudi Arabia. The president, during the interview ruled out the creation of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria, saying that those currently agitating for Biafra were not being guided by history.
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 security and Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested since last October by the Department of State Services (DSS), after he had flown from the UK, to Lagos, had since been granted bail but had remained in detention under the directive of the Nigerian government.
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His continual detention has led to pro-Biafra rallies, protests and demonstrations in Port Harcourt, Asaba, Onitsha, Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia and all Igboland and these rallies, protests and demonstrations have led to the killing and maiming of some of the protesters as the Nigerian army have on many occasions opened fire on them.
Kanu recently dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court for allegedly violating his fundamental rights, that of his colleagues, as well as those of his supporters.
Also During the interview, the president spoke on the recent economic problems faced by the nation due to the current global oil price, stating that Nigeria would not opt out of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) despite the dwindling global oil prices and insisting that his government would not devalue the naira despite IMF’s advice.
We were unable to diversify our economy, hence we are much more disadvantaged by the low oil prices and OPEC may try to help us out but really, it is basically our own fault.
It is not under my leadership that Nigeria will pull out of OPEC. We will make the necessary sacrifice to remain in OPEC. OPEC as an organisation has to be mindful of economic conditions in each member country because that will influence that country’s ability to go along with its decisions.
If devaluing the naira is against our national interest, why can’t we go against the IMF advice?