Thursday, February 2, 2023

‘Biafra Belongs To Ijaw, Not Igbos’ – Asari Dokubo

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Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), Mujahid Asari Dokubo has claimed that the Biafra nation originated from the Ijaw entity, and not the Igbos as popularly believed.

Dokubo stated that Biafra is an Ijaw name and has nothing to do with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as led by Nnamdi Kanu. He stated this while speaking in a television interview in Yenagoa, the militant leader recalled that an Ijaw man called Frank Opigo, gave the name Biafra, which was according to him was subsequently adopted by the Eastern region and was used in 1967 when the Republic of Biafra was declared.

Asari Dokubo“Ijaws are divided between the Bight of Benin and Bight of Biafra. We are the owners of Biafra. Biafra is an Ijaw name. The territory identified as Ijaw is Biafra with parts of Ibiobio and Oron,” he said.

Asari Dokubo further revealed that the real geographical location of Biafra is Ijaw stressing that “in 1967, the Eastern Consultative Assembly was convened in Enugu and then Frank Opigo, an Ijaw man, moved the motion that Biafra should be adopted as the name and it was accepted. “Then on the 30th of May, the Republic of Biafra was declared which included the eastern region within our territory, so Biafra has nothing with Igbo.”
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