Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central in the upper chamber has opined that those agitating for a new state of Biafra want to ignite national conflict.
He made this known while speaking in an interview Kaduna .
‘The Biafra agitation is a new attempt to destroy President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration and to ignite a national conflict and cause chaos, pandemonium and confusion in the country.
‘The new agitation for Biafra is a misguided, ill-conceive and ill-fated cause. It is an ill-wind that does no good to those people who are blowing it or to Nigeria as a whole.]
“The agitation is not reflective of the interest and generality of the Igbo people or the South East.”
According to him, “the Igbo have made tremendous progress since after the civil war.
‘They have made successes as businessmen, entrepreneurs, academics and politicians. Nigeria is today blessed by the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of the South-East and their future is better guaranteed and sustained within a united Nigeria,” he said.
He pointed out,’the secessionist activities of the Biafran group is a hopeless course by people in search of attention. It has nothing to deliver to Nigerians or to people of the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
‘They are simply attempting to wake up a dead course. I can also say that the resurgence of Biafra is symbolic of lost of lessons of our history.
‘ Those who are attempting to wake up the Biafran course are made up of three categories of people. The first are young men who happened to have no knowledge of what happened during the Nigeria civil war, the tragedy, the suffering and the hardship that Nigerians passed through.
‘The second category are desperate forces hiding behind the Biafran agitation to undermine our national unity and attempt to destroy the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
‘ And the third group are simply war mongers who want crisis in an era of peace and progress.
‘ So I will say this in clear terms: Nigeria is an indivisible entity under the green white green and we have since gone beyond the issue of the civil war.