Please Liberate Biafra - IPOB, MASSOB Congratulate Donald Trump

A number of groups advocating for the creation of an independent state of Biafra out of the Nigerian state have written to congratulate the president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump.

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in a letter signed by its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu, expressed delight in Trump’s victory in a letter sent to the American billionaire, reports Vanguard.

Kanu described Trump’s victory as well deserved and an indication that hard work and determination against all odds pay.

A portion of the letter read:

“Mr. President-elect, the American people have given you their mandate and trust, not only to make America great again, but also to bring positive changes in the affairs of humanity.

“Your victory has placed a historic and moral burden upon you to liberate enslaved nations in Africa, trapped in artificially-created boundaries designed to reinforce colonial domination and subjugation.

“Self-determination is a sacred right of all people as demonstrated by the good people of United Kingdom, when they opted out of the European Union. It is imperative to draw historical parallels between your victory and that of the great Dwight Eisenhower, a fellow Republican, who was instrumental in the dismantling of European colonialism in Africa.”

A much older group, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) equally congratulated Trump and urged him to always remember that Biafra needs his intervention for liberation from Nigeria.

MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu promised to work with Trump to achieve the economic, cultural and religious emancipation of African people.

Similarly, a new group called the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) led by former MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, in a letter to the US embassy in Nigeria, congratulated the US president-elect and extended a hand of fellowship.

Uwazuruike noted that Biafra was looking up to America for its emancipation and urged Trump to note that “that the oppressed people in Nigeria want their independence.”

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