Itsekiri nation disowns calls for creation of Biafra Republic….Vanguard

BiafraMapWARRI—THE Itsekiri ethnic nationality of Warri, Delta State, has dissociated itself from the calls for creation of a Biafra Republic out of Nigeria as being drummed by some Igbo interest groups in the South-East.

The Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILT, expressed the group’s concern over the Igbo agitation yesterday in a statement by its Chairman, Pa Johnson Ayomike and Secretary, Edward Ekpoko.

The body is disturbed that the proposed Biafra Republic as widely reported in the social media includes the whole of Delta State.

The statement stressed: “We recall with pains the day the defunct Biafran Army invaded Warri and Benin in the then Midwest Region on August 9, 1967. Never again will the Itsekiri tolerate such invasion. The Itsekiri nation is committed to the unity of Nigeria and will do all it can to promote and protect it as one indivisible country. As Major General Philip Effiong said on January 14 1970, the Republic of Biafra ceased to exist. We, the Itsekiri, wish it to be eternally so for the peace and development of our great nation.”


  1. As someone from the south south, one always finds it very strange that any time the Igbo’s draw up a geographical map of their much wanted Biafra they always conveniently add all the Niger Delta states. Is there a word that exceeds delusion? there must be, they are suffering from whatever that word is.

  2. For the biafra aggitators to even be adding delta state to their so-called map is borne out of greed. Their territory, if anything like that should start from onitsha, anambra state. I even doubt if agbor and asaba people will even be happy to coast along with them in their phantom request which is a mirage anyway.

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