Biafran ID Card, passport fast gaining recognition in Benin Republic and other African countries

Image

On Wednesday,  June 20 which was World Refugee Day, displaced people from different African nations gathered at the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cotonou Benin Republic. Some of these people were from Congo DRC, Sierra-Leone, Rwanda, Togo, Mali, Biafra and Cote d’Ivoire. Surprisingly, the Biafrans possessed not only National ID cards but also passports. These other nationals expressed great respect and solidarity for Biafrans.

Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970. The inhabitants were mostly the Igbo people who led the secession due to economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria. The creation of the new country was among the complex causes for the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War.

Image

Land of the Rising Sun was chosen for Biafra’s national anthem, and the state was formally recognised by Gabon, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Zambia. Other nations which did not give official recognition but which did provide support and assistance to Biafra included Israel, France, Portugal, Rhodesia, South Africa and the Vatican City. Biafra also received aid from non-state actors, including Joint Church Aid, Holy Ghost Fathers of Ireland, Caritas International, MarkPress and U.S. Catholic Relief Services.

After two-and-a-half years of war, during which over four million civilians had died in fighting and from famine, Biafran forces agreed to a ceasefire with the Nigerian Federal Military Government (FMG), and Biafra was reintegrated into Nigeria.Image

Today, a number of groups have reorganised and are agitating for the actualisation of Biafra. Some of these groups include Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Biafran Revolutionary Uprising (BRU), Biafran Liberation Council (BLC), Biafran Nation (BN), among others.

Their arguments are that Nigeria has not been fair to Igbos, who are in every nook and cranny of Nigeria doing business and developing the nation. Unlike the violent Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria, these groups have refused to use violence in pursuing their objectives, insisting on dialogue. 

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Biafran ID Card, passport fast gaining recognition in Benin Republic and other African countries

  1. I really appriciate the effort of the massob and other organisation that is working hard for the actualisation of Biafra…….Please i really need to have my own national I.D and also the passport. i’m residenting in port harcourt, Rivers state…..

  2. Very good news….am happy for this. Long live the Republic of Biafra. Biko umunne m, achoro m ID cardia. Biko kee ka m ga esi nweta ya. E bi m na Finland, Obere obodo no na scandinavia europe.

  3. yes am a Jew but u poeple have to wait till the LORD bring HIS word to U biafunu,not biafra,for i know u before u were born,Just wait I said before time in my season shall WE return unto u all ,shalom my greetings to jewish brethren…wish u all well,am THE DAVID Emmanuel chinedu

  4. Please, i wish to be part of this great fight and put a mark so that history will recognise me in time to come. Also i will like to have my own BIAFRAN ID CARD how do i get it? Thanks for your post blog.

  5. Good morning Biafran, I am an ardent follower and reader of Biafran news and updates. I am happy with the progress the Biafran freedom fighter has made so far including the identification of Ralph Uwazurike at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja yesterday. Please how can I acquire or obtain the Biafran beautiful Passport

  6. Let it be known to every Nigerian that Biafra is no longer a dream. It is a reality! Biafrans have achieved an important goal of sensitizing every Igbo speaking man, woman, children, old and young. That goal is Biafra of the mind. Which nobody I mean nobody can destroy. Territorial Biafra is as easy as breathing. The government of this farce call Nigeria wants Biafrans to start shooting, but they can’t make us do that. We Biafrans have a plan.
    United nations have a guideline for any group of people seeking self determination and that is what we will follow. Long live Biafrans!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s