Biafra Agitators Vs Boko Haram Insurgents: Orji Uzo Kalu Highlights The Differences


Former Abia State governor and Chairman of Slok Group, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said there is no basis for comparison between Biafra agitators and Boko Haram Insurgents.

The former Governor said there was a fundamental difference to the both groups, citing the fact that the insurgents are given to the use of violence to perpetuate their wishes.

He however called on those clamouring for the Biafra Republic to begin to see Nigeria as their country.

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Kalu said the activities of IPOB or MASSOB do not, in anyway, portend any threat to the unity of the country, stressing that Boko Haram was by far deadlier than the Biafran agitators.

Dr. Kalu was speaking in yesterday in Minna, the Niger State capital shortly after paying a condolence visit to former governor of the state, Engineer Abdulkadir Kure.

He said:

“IPOB or MAS­SOB are armless people; they are different from Boko Ha­ram, so we will continue to appeal to Nigerians because there must be peace.”

“What is happening in Southern Kaduna State is not right, people should stop killing their fellow Nigerians, we should manage rumours very well.”

“We are Nigerians, and we will remain in Nigeria because it is our place, we have no other place to go; there is no basis to compare the activities of Boko Haram insurgents with those of the Biafra agitators in the name of MASSOB and IPOB”.

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“None of those Biafra agitators carry arms; they are not violent. They don’t constitute any threat to the unity of Nigeria. Politicians should stop spreading rumours on social media to impress peo­ple. Nigeria is our home. We have no other country”

It will be recalled that late last year Dr. Kalu defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) and also set in motion the option of negotiating between IPOB spokesman Nnamdi Kanu and the Federal Government.

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