Days after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), supporters of the pro-Biafran movement are calling for a referendum on a possible breakaway of Biafran territories forcibly annexed to modern-day Nigeria during British colonisation. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) urged the British government, one of Nigeria’s closest allies, to support a referendum on independence.
“There are indications that Scotland will restart their agitation for separation from Britain and both David Cameron and his would-be successor will not stop them nor will they roll out tanks and other lethal weapons to mow down the Scots like the British-supported Nigeria has been doing to Biafrans,” read an IPOB statement gathered from sources.
“We have to re-emphasize here that self-determination is a right that must be exercised by all free people. “We also note the faulty argument by David Cameron and the British Government that they do not want to alter the pre-independence territorial integrity of Nigeria,” continued the statement.
“But this same territorial integrity of Nigeria was tampered with by the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun. We recall that in 1982 Britain went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands but this same Britain never supported Nigeria to prevent the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun.
“From the success of BREXIT, we call upon the incoming Prime Minister to work with Buhari to speedily organize BIAFREXIT. The time has come for BIAFREXIT and Britain must support it.”