Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said there cannot be true healing and reconciliation in the country because those who bandy around the “One Nigeria” agenda are deceiving the populace.
Kanu stated this while speaking at the Second Never Again Conference: 51 Years After Nigerian-Biafra Civil War, organised by an Igbo think-tank, Nzuko Ummuna, on Thursday.
According to the IPOB leader, the 1966 war was not an Igbo war but a revolution from conscious members of the society.
He stated that there cannot be oneness in Nigeria when Fulani cattle-herders purportedly kill people all over the country, yet the Federal Government has been lenient to them by ascribing various nomenclatures and failing to designate them as a terrorist group.
Kanu insisted that entity called Nigeria has failed and reiterated his call for the secession of Biafra.
He said: “We are in a country where the Fulani massacre people on a daily basis. They were called terrorists and later insurgents and now they are called bandits. But these are Fulani herders killing people. Nobody has ever designated Miyetti Allah as a terrorist group.
“We live in these lies and deceit and some people have the guts to say, ‘One Nigeria’. Nigeria that came into existence only 60 years ago. How about the ethnic nationalities that existed before Britain was formed?
“Nobody has the guts to interrogate the formation called Nigeria. How then do you want the country to move forward? How do you expect healing and reconciliation? How is that possible? You and I know that that is not going to be possible.”