The Ibibio People Of Akwa Ibom State Rejects Inclusion In Biafra, Says Nigeria Is Indivisible

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June 25, 2017 – The Ibibio People Of Akwa Ibom State Rejects Inclusion In Biafra, Announces Commitment To The Sanctity Of Nigeria

The Ibibio of Akwa Ibom State say they remain committed to “the sanctity of Nigeria as one and indivisible” irrespective of the challenges currently facing the country.

The Ibibio People’s Union (IPU) in a statement by Ikpafak Edet Udofia, Global President and Ikpafak Aniekan Udoh, Global Secretary, reacting to their purported inclusion in the proposed Biafra, said yesterday that they “still are well versed with self-governance and do not need others to think or speak” for them.

The union, in a statement, said they are “well aware of a key reason why the first Biafra project failed and will not agree to be taken for a ride again.

We posit that irrational exuberance led to the declaration of the first Biafra BEFORE ALL the ethnic groups in Eastern Nigeria were properly consulted for their input. The same mistake is being repeated demonstrating that no lessons were learned from the first fiasco.”

It said having have looked around the world it came to the realization of “the need for at least one strong country for black people. Since there is strength in size, the Union believes in a united well-governed Nigeria. Nigeria has the people and resources it only needs good and responsible leaders and the will to be that country. Therefore, we encourage all Nigerians to join hands to work to improve the country.”

The union therefore “categorically and very strongly repudiates the effrontery of those who would draw a map of their dream Biafra and include Ibibio land without prior consultation.”

It said while the Ibibio are not against any ethnic nationality within Nigeria deciding its destiny, they are not and will “never be part of Biafra.”

It sympathized with the plight of the Igbo living in the north, and condemned any act of intimidation, violence against any ethnic group, it declared that the Ibibio are part of Akwa Ibom and Nigeria, and that ” should Nigeria disintegrate, Ibibio people, are capable of forming their own country by themselves. There are many countries in the world today whose population is less than the current population of Ibibio.”

[Official Press Statement From The Ibibio People’s Union]

18 thoughts on “The Ibibio People Of Akwa Ibom State Rejects Inclusion In Biafra, Says Nigeria Is Indivisible

  1. This is reasonable enough! I hope folks are listening and will learn and respect these facts. Dog-noise methodology cannot get them anywhere,but will bring irreparable damage this time.

  2. Foolish idea,foolish people.Why force other geo political zones to believe and be part of their stupid Biafra agitation. Why not do it alone,fight your fight alone and do not implicate other zones.Yeye people. Na now day break for una. They said they should go now,they no fit go again Yeye people. Which mineral resources una get? na hunger go kill una.

  3. I AM CONVIENCE THAT THESE PEOPLE still haven‘t got the clear message that the hausa muslims / fulani caliphate (as they chose to called themselves) are trying to pass across.

    Nigeria still remain what it is today simply because the Igbo people are still part of it. The moment the Igbos gets their republic and withdraw their identity from Nigeria, these people talking this balderddash will realize too late that they have made an irreversible mistake that will haunt them till the end of time.

    I believe that posterity will never forgive them for their cluelessness and lack of foresight.

    I take a stroll…

  4. I AM CONVIENCE THAT THESE PEOPLE still haven‘t gotten the clear message that the so caliam born-to-rule hausa muslims and fulani caliphate (as they chose to called themselves) are trying to pass across.

    Nigeria still remain what it is today simply because the Igbo people are still part of it. The moment the Igbos gets their republic and withdraw their identity from Nigeria, these people talking this balderddash will realize too late that they have made an irreversible mistake that will haunt them till the end of time.

    I believe that posterity will never forgive them for their cluelessness and lack of foresight.

    I take a stroll…

  5. Well spoken. This article truly represents the voice of every Akwaibomites. WE WILL NEVER BE TAKEN FOR A RIDE AGAIN. WE ARE NOT BIAFRANS. WE WILL NEVER EVER BE BIAFRANS. SO MANY PROMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF AKWA IBOM STATE LOST THIER LIVES. SO MANY CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN DIED DURING THE BIAFR AN CIVIL WAR. NEVER AGAIN. I REPEAT, NEVER AGAIN. WE DO NOT WANT ANY MORE TROUBLE IN AKWA IBOM STATE. WE ARE NOT TROUBLE MAKERS, WE ARE PEACE LOVING PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. NIGERIA IS OUR HOME. AGAIN, WE ARE NOT PART OF BIAFRA, WE DOES WANT TO BE PART OF BIAFRA AND WE WILL NEVER EVER BE PART OF BIAFRA SO PLEASE COUNT AKWA IBOM OUT OF BIAFRA. WE DO NOT WANT ANYMORE TROUBLE. NEVER TO BE TAKEN FOR A RIDE AGAIN. THANK YOU.

  6. It is a pity that Nigerian electoral system is not solid with little to no credibility. If not, I would have called on Acting president Yemi Osinbajo to instruct INEC to allow all the Igbo people living in every section of Nigeria to vote on a referendum on whether or not to stay or succeed from Nigeria. I want to believe that majority of the Igbo people living peacefully in other regions of the nation outside Southeast are not on board with this called for succession by a mannerless, stupid, and crazy guy called Kanu Nnamdi. If our election is credible like those in advance nations, a referendum votes by those identify as Igbos would have bring this craziness to a complete stop, and that 419 guy called Kanu would have been put to shame. However, if more than 50% of Igbos feel they are not part of Nigeria, then the Igbos should gradually begin to vacate Hausa Fulani, Yoruba, and other Non-Igbo regions immediately, why are you still living outside your home and continue to call for succession? That is unreasonable call anywhere in the world. I have many Igbo friends that we grew up together, went to the same schools, and they speak Yoruba and Igbo friently that are 100% against any such division, separation, succession, hatred and demonic means to bring about a new war to Nigeria. I might be wrong because I did not know human hearts, but the Ndiigbo living in Southwest Nigeria love to be called Nigerian and not an imaginary and non-existent nation called Biafra. The fact is that be you Igbo, Yoruba, Tiv, Ijaws, Hausa, Fulani, Irobo, Ibibio, and hundreds of minorities in Nigeria, we have all been rubbed of our right economically, socially, and educationally by Vagabonds in power for many years. Until we start asking for accountability, good governance, and our civil rights from our crooked and criminal politicians at all levels of government, even if you divide Nigeria into six parts, the poor masses will continue to suffer. Infact, there will another division in this proposed Biafra within 6 months with the same kind of heartless politicians in all our geopolitical regions. Ordinary Hausa Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba man or woman on the streets are not our enemies or problems, but corruption, mismanagement, misappropriation, and looting of our treasure by criminals and looters have hunt all Nigerian citizens regardless of your tribes, culture, religion, and language. Please my people from all tribes, we have no where to run, and we must do everything possible to maintain peace, order, and love among ourselves. We must not allow that animal, evil, racist, and demonically disturbed Kanu Nnamdi and his 419 guys to cause tribal tension or conflict that will lead to lost of innocent and precious lives. We are all created equally by God Almighty, and we must show love among each other for the good of all. I don’t blame those fools living in white man nations around the world calling for war in Nigeria, those that have seen war and its destructions never call for another war. In war, everyone loses. Thank you Ibibio people of Akwa Ibon state for rejecting this madness called Biafra.

    • ********99% of Igbos want Biafra. The only reason some Biafrans living in Nigeria will say they want Nigeria is that they do not want to lose their business. It is wickedness to deny Biafrans their right to self determination through cheap blackmail.

      NIGERIA-BIAFRA UNION IS PLAIN UNADULTERATED EVIL. Nigeria is like forcing Turkey, France, Britain and Italy to be one nation. It will not work.
      During the 20th century a number of troubled nations dissolved themselves to avoid continuing ethnic conflict: Norway, Singapore, the Slovak and Czech Republics, former Soviet states etc. Norway-Sweden dissolved in 1905; Singapore-Malaysia dissolved in 1961; Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1992. All these unions were more successful than Nigeria, BUT TO SAVE LIVES, the parties decided to go their separate ways.

      Among the wastage of lives to retain troubled national unions, Nigeria’s is the most catastrophic: Biafra cost 3 million lives (in contrast Chechnya has cost 200,000 lives; Yugoslavia, 260,000; Kashmir, 60,000; Sri Lanka, 70,000 and so on). Martins cannot be so heartless to justify such human sacrifice (which continues to this day)?

      Nigeria must dissolve like the toxic marriages of Pakistan-India, Bangledish-Pakistan; Indonesia-Timor; Singapore-Malasia; UK-Ireland; Eritrea-Ethiopia and so many others (even Egypt and Sudan used to be one country; today 3 countries have emerged from that one country).

      Nigeria is the ONLY British colony of its size that has not been divided for a better outcome. UK that created Nigeria has divided (into Britain and Ireland) and is preparing to divide again twice (externally via Brexit and internally via the second Scottish referendum).

      Archbishop Martins should not be so unchristian as to want future generation to grow up in this messy and deadly contraption you call a nation!

  7. When will we understand that this issue of dividing the country is to render us useless and weak by foreign nations who are obviously angry at what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short period of independence. And they know if given more time,we’ill do wonders. Please do not be deceived.When will we learn,enough of this rubbish.Nigeria shall not divide,and God will destroy whoever is planning to divide this nation in JESUS name.

  8. KEEP COUNTING YOURSELVES OUT..UNTIL THE TRAIN LEAVES THE TERMINAL..FEEBLE MINDED PEOPLE AND FOOT DRAGGERS ARENT WELCOME.BIAFRA WE HAIL THEE

  9. @ Therese Eric Bayama Essiene, hummm… What a name? You must come from Ghana cos‘ this name doesn‘t sound anything Nigerian at all. If my hunch is right then it simply mean, you have no say here. Well, that‘s by the way.

    I want you to know and be convinced that God wouldn‘t have answered anybody‘s prayer that the children of Israel to stay put in slavery in Egypt at that time when He was ready to deliver them from their slave masters- King pharaoh and his wicked people.

    Therefore, God cannot answer this your wicked prayer. As a Ghanian that you are as I earlier said, it was easy for you to pray that prayer bcos you dont know what these hausa muslims and fulani caliphate are capable of doing. They are worst than they ascient days slave masters.

    I repeat, Nigeria still remain what it is today because the Igbos are still part of it at least, for now. The exit of the Igbos from Nigeria will surely bring the downfall of this hausa owned country in just a matter of months.

    I take a stroll…

    • Brave Hunter,did it even occur to you that the name is a pseudonym?Why do you always go for the jugular? Should we all conclude that you are really a hunter in a bush who is lucky to possess the phone and the internet you are using to contribute here?She has the right to have her say.

      What I see in your Kanu is a poster boy for some secret group who have something to gain by using the Biafra issue to break Nigeria. Why did these people not use the opportunity of their closeness with Jonathan during his reign to ask for the secession? The answer is one of these Kanu still had a substantial means of livelihood in the U.K OR some group of people just want to make Nigeria ungovernable for the present administration the way Boko Haram gave Jonathan a tough time. Kanu or the cabal doing this knows that Biafra is the magic word or the opium of the everyday Igbo people and the effect is magical for those with the mob mentality.I have many pragmatic, forward-looking Igbo friends who are truly Nigerian.
      The solution is to head to the negotiating table and meet some of the demands of our Igbo brothers and sisters; let them be well represented in government and convince them to STAY.Nigeria needs them for they are the most intelligent and beautiful people Nigeria cannot do without.

  10. @brave hunter, I thought by now u would have gotten to Biafra… u take a stroll in a country u castigate. Your confusion is worse than that of Biafra itself. U deliverance is by flogging. Nonsense!

  11. I pity una Biafrans! Just be including Delta state, militants neva teach una beta lesson na make body dey catch una so. D last tym I checked separation was based on will and not imposition. Just be imposing biafra on different states, una go old. Biafra my Anu

  12. I AM A BIAFREAN AND AM AN AKWA IBOM SO IS SO MANY AKWA IBOMIST BIAFRAN,THE MAN SPEAKING IS JUST BRIBED TO SAY SO BECAUSE HE IS NOT SPEAKING FOR AKWA IBOM PEOPLE AND WE DONT KNOW HIM.
    AKWA IBOM IS BIAFRA NOTHING WILL STOP THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN BIAFRAN FROM THE START AND WE WILL ALSO GET OUR BIAFRA.

    HE IS NOT SPEAKING FOR US AND I THINK HE IS JUST FAKE BECAUSE 99% OF AKWA IBOM PEOPLE ARE IN SUPPORT OF BIAFRA.

  13. THIS NOTICE IS either from a body that is hungry for money, or that which desperately craves limelight. This is a simple test: We may sample the opinion of as many Akwa-Ibomites around us, and we would see that the majority stands for Biafra. So what nonsense is this post talking about?

  14. @OMOKEHINDE, MAYBE IT’S TIME YOU REFRAINED from using derogatory nouns and adjectives upon a man just because he stands for what you hate, or should I say, what you dread? Nnadi Kanu is NOT stupid. I wouldn’t be shocked to find you speechless if you were to stand before him one-on-one. But you are here calling him names. This is exactly the same impression that the 14th century England had of Scotland until the later effectively became independent in 1314. Again, this is how the antediluvian Egypt looked upon Moses until the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. It is not stupidity to champion a revolution, except in the slanted eyes of one who has something to lose.

    HENCE I UNDERSTAND your fears when you boil within at every mention of Kanu. This dread is akin to the apprehension that grips a goalkeeper before a penalty shoot-out. It is very natural for a man who had found security in the status quo, and who would like to freeze the moment in an ever gripping yoke of sameness.

    NIGERIA IS NOT working. Our leaders (from Arewa, Oduduwa, and Biafra) all are very corrupt individuals that do not wish this nation good at all. A senator drills water borehole in his village and calls it Millennium Development Goal. Yet the water dries up within a year! What evil nation we’re born in! Everyday now sees the hatred/frustration of the masses against the nation increasing. Yet our leaders, together with you, feel safe about it all. That is heartbreaking.

    WE KEEP talking about what evil that secession would bring upon us, and turning our eyes from the highly possible good that would follow. Believe you me when I say that if this nation disintegrates today, a subconscious race is kick-started, with each respective fallout striving to out-develop the other, or bear a national shame that they could not survive outside Nigeria. It will only be difficult at the onset. But come 5–10 years, at most 15, everything would stabilize.

    AND SO, IS it the fear of the initial hardship that has pitched many people against Nnadi Kanu, against a noble chance to be truly a free and respected people? Or is there something else unknown to a sentient, rational mind?

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