Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group demanding for the secession of old eastern Nigeria, says restructuring or a presidency led by someone from ethnic Igbo will not undo the damage done to the country.
It is believed that the “Igbo Presidency” will quell renewed agitation for Biafra and fix Nigeria.
But Kanu who believes so strongly that disintegration is the only solution to the problems in Nigeria because the Muslim Fulani ethnic group “lacks the capacity for coexistence” said “Biafra is already on its way out.”
Nigeria has crossed the rubicon. Neither Restructuring, nor #IgboPresidency will undo the FINAL damage done by a lying terroristic #Fulani lunatic fringe that lacks the capacity for coexistence. If you want to remain with then, fine. #Biafra is already on its way out.
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) September 2, 2020
The declaration of establishment of the nation of Biafra came after unsuccessful attempts by the Nigerian government to respond to grievances expressed by citizens in eastern part of the country. The Biafran War began in July 1966, and ended in 1970 after more than a million people had been killed, mostly from starvation.
Nigerian federal government officials say the country must remain united.