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Itsekiri group disowns calls for creation of Biafra Republic

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The Itsekiri ethnic nationality of Warri, Delta State, has dissociated itself from the calls for creation of a Biafra Republic out of Nigeria as being drummed by some Igbo interest groups in the South-East.
In a statement yesterday by the
Itsekiri Leaders of Thought (ILT)’s Chairman, Pa Johnson Ayomike and Secretary, Edward Ekpoko, the group expressed it’s concern over the Igbo agitation.
The body is disturbed that the proposed Biafra Republic as widely reported in the social media includes the whole of Delta State.

“We recall with pains the day the defunct Biafran Army invaded Warri and Benin in the then Midwest Region on August 9, 1967. Never again will the Itsekiri tolerate such invasion. The Itsekiri nation is committed to the unity of Nigeria and will do all it can to promote and protect it as one indivisible country. As Major General Philip Effiong said on January 14 1970, the Republic of Biafra ceased to exist. We, the Itsekiri, wish it to be eternally so for the peace and development of our great nation,” the statement stressed.