Biafra: If Nigeria breaks up, Igbos will lose even more — Okorocha
Senator Rochas Okorocha of Imo West has warned the Southeast against agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration.
If Nigeria breaks up, Okorocha warned, the Igbos will be the hardest hurt.
Yesterday, the former governor of Imo State talked to a gathering of ladies in Abuja.
Okorocha emphasized that the Southeast should focus on repairing the country rather than allowing it to disintegrate.
The congressman emphasized that because Igbos are naturally nationalistic, they should reject calls for Nigeria’s fragmentation.
“It is only an Igbo man who goes to a place and stays there, buys land, and constructs a house for his family without feeling insecure,” he explained. If Nigeria splits, the Igbos will suffer even more.
“Most successful Nigerian leaders had something to do with the Igbos in one way or another. Either they married Igbo women or had some sort of relationship with them. Former President Obasanjo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and Buba Marwa are just a few names that come to mind.”
Southeast groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereignty State of Biafra (MASSOB) have advocated for Nigeria’s disintegration.
IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, has been in the vanguard of the movement, calling for the actualization of Biafra.