Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has assured that people of the southeast would not resort to another civil war in their pursuit for secession.
Uwazuruike assured that the people of the region remain committed to a non-violent approach in actualizing Biafra.
He claimed to have promised the late warlord Odumegu Ojukwu and the United Nations, UN, that people of the region would not resort to violence in their quest.
Uwazuruike’s remark was contained in a statement signed by BIM’s Director of Information, Elder Chris Mocha.
He urged Nigerians to discountenance insinuations of the possibility of an impending war with Nigeria.
The statement reads: “We remain fully committed to our peaceful approach towards the actualization of Biafra independence. Biafrans won’t fight another civil war with Nigeria, despite the level of provocation. We are very positive that we will reach the promised land without firing a gunshot.
“We advise that such insinuations should be outrightly dismissed because it is fake. We however insist on the genuineness of our organization’s position and commitment to actualize Biafra without firing a gunshot.
“The founder of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike promised Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that the new Biafra struggle for independence will not cause another war in the country.
“We shall achieve our new nation where the free gift of nature to man, abundant natural resources in our land, shall be used to improve the life of man. The second Biafra-Nigeria civil war began on May 22, 2000, shortly after the re-declaration of the New Biafra, based on non-violence and non-exodus philosophy.
“Having also assured the United Nations, UN, in the Biafra Bill of Rights, which was submitted on November 1, 1999, our leader promised that MASSOB shall remain peaceful in the course of its agitation for Biafran sovereignty.
“Therefore, any politician or group, sponsoring or inciting violence or calling for war in Nigeria, is on their own because Biafra fought a fratricidal war between 1967 and 1970 and the region is not prepared for another war of arms.”