Hundreds of supporters of pro-Biafra groups on Thursday, November 12, marched through major streets in Owerri, Imo State and called for the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the acclaimed operator of Radio Biafra.
There have been, in recent times renewed calls for the realization of the Republic of Biafra by members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Nigeria and outside the country.
With almost 50 years after the Biafran War (July 6, 1967 – January 15, 1970) which almost destroyed the unity of Nigeria, its agitators have refused to give up the struggle.
The Republic of Biafra is divided into four main “tribes”: the Igbos, the Ibibio-Efiks, the Ijaws and the Ogojas.
If finally granted its request, these are the States which may likely cease to be in Nigeria:
- Akwa Ibom
- Cross River
- Igbanke in Edo
- Southern part of Benue state