Biafra Foundation, an Igbo Group situated in Diaspora, pulls weight together, write to United Nations, UN, International Monetary Fund, IMF, and World Bank to assist its call for Biafra Referendum.
Putting forth reference to an expression made in October by the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, that the bank had focused its improvement endeavors on northern Nigeria in accordance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s ask for, the group said it was evidence of Buhari’s ethno – regional predisposition towards the North.
It, along these lines, portrayed the circumstance and other comparable cases as shaping the reason for its push for a choice for an autonomous territory of Biafra.
“We petition the UN to support, facilitate and conduct a referendum in Nigeria for Biafrans to their self-determination, rights and stop being massively exploited and used as slaves to sustain northern Nigeria,” the group said in its petition.
Faulting the World Bank and IMF for their complicity with the Nigerian government by “willingly” agreeing to a directive, which it described as “divisive” and “nepotistic,” it called for the “resignation of the officials involved in pandering to Buhari’s exploitative demand.”
The ‘Biafra Foundation’ blamed the Buhari-led government for securing speculated herders that had been causing havoc in the country, also blast the President for utilizing the military to carry out “grievous violations” in the South-East through the just ended ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the South East.
It said an example had risen, demonstrating that “the only reason Nigeria exists is to protect and develop northern Nigeria at all costs, at the full expense of southern Nigeria (just like the British colonialists designed it originally);
“Elimination of the people of southeastern Nigeria by all means, including obvious genocide and the taking over of their land;
“World bodies and nations collude with Nigeria or watch in silence.
The petition required 2,000 signatories to enable the group submit its demand to UN, IMF and World Bank.