- The push for Biafra Republic will meet with very stiff opposition from the international circuit
- France has said it sees no future for the Biafra movement
- The French government says it is working with Nigeria and supporting it as a country
- Denys Gauer says France is working with the country in its fight against insurgency
France Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer has said that there is no future for the achievement of Biafra.
The ambassador said there is no support for those agitating for the secession of any part of Nigeria.
Gauer told the Guardian, that his home country would not in anyway work with any group agitating for the division of the nation.
He said France was working with Nigeria and supporting it as a country.
He said: “We are working with Nigeria and we are supporting it as the only country.
“This is absolutely clear and I don’t think there is any kind of future for Biafra. They are part of Nigeria and Nigeria has to remain as the only country.”
According to Gauer, France was working with the country in its fight against insurgency, adding that the fight against insurgency had brought Nigeria and France together, more than before.
“I can confirm to you that we are now very close allies to the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against Boko Haram.
“We have no restrictions on that, we can sell any kind of equipment to the Nigerian government without any restrictions”, he added.
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The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said its drive for the restoration of Biafra cannot be deterred by the threat of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Buratai.
Buratai had recently warned that not during his life time will Nigeria disintegrate.
Buratai had insisted that the agitation for the state of Biafra would not be successful in the present era and not even in the four millennia to come.
Reacting to Buratai’s comment, the Uchenna Madu led group maintained that such statement credited to the Army chief cannot stop its seccession drive.
In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Comrade Ibem Ugwuoke Ibem, MASSOB likened Buratai’s comments to what the leaders of India said before tbe country broke up leading to the creation of Pakistan.
The separatist group urged “Hausa – Fulani apologists like Buratai” to refrain from speaking against the emergence of Biafra.