Biafran Leader, Ben Onwuka Wanted For Attack On Enugu Govt. House
March 25, 2014 – Biafran Leader, Benjamin Onwuka Igwe Wanted For Attack On Enugu Govt. House
Enugu state police officials on Monday declared Mr Ben Onwuka, the leader of BZF (Biafra Zionist Federation) wanted for allegedly ordering the recent attack on Enugu Government lodge.
According to Enugu state police spokesperson, Ebure Amaraizu, Onwuka has been fingered as the key suspect in the March 8 attack.
The police said he is currently on the run to evade arrest and now wanted for felony.
Police further said Onwuka, a native of Bende LGA of Abia state has left Enugu state.
Members of the BZF led by Onwuka had claimed responsibility for the attack at a time the police were fingering MASSOB as the possible suspect for the attack.
Onwuka, who addressed newsmen in Enugu, said that his group’s motive was to hoist the flag of Biafra and “reconfirm the independence of the Republic of Biafra.”
He gave an ultimatum that Nigeria, “must vacate Biafra by March 31, this year and failure to do so, will result in bloodbath.”
Onwuka, who allegedly led the invasion, had told reporters in Enugu that, “since January 12, 1970, the Biafran flag has never rested in Government House, Enugu which is the centre power of the Biafra people.”
He, however, said that during the invasion, his members were not armed, noting that they carried only flags, sticks and ropes with which to hoist the flags which included those of Israel.