- The Biafra National Guard has urged all Biafrans to defend themselves whenever they are attacked.
- This according to them is in line with Article 51 of the UN charter that recognises right of collective or individual self-defense if an armed attack occurs
- The group said this is not an attempt to start another civil war but for the maxim of live and let live
The Biafra National Guard (BNG) has declared self-defense, Article 51 of the UN Charter.
Going with the article, the group urged all the indigenous people, citizens of Biafra to defend and protect their lives and properties.
According to the group, the people of Biafra should use everything in their powers to defend their lives from all the enemies aggressive and invasion based on the the rights of self defense indigenous people, Daily Post reports.
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A press release signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of BNG, Mr. Ruben Okoro, read: “We have implemented all the guidelines from the United Nations, Organization of Emerging African State, African Union and European Union parliament.
We have devised peaceful approach and methodology of our Biafra self-determination like non-violent means of general strikes, economic boycotts, work action, peaceful demonstration and rallies, law suits, civil disobedience etc in order to restore our Biafra lost sovereignty which Nigerian government neglected or rejected instead, they kill or arrest and dump us in prisons everyday.
“Apart from 21 Biafra agitators they detained for the past 10 years in Onitsha and Awka prisons without trial since 2007 whom we are calling for their discharge and acquitted and others who have been detention across the country. Now the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen are still killing our Biafran peoples, destroy our farmland, force themselves on our women and girls at Enugu and Delta states without arresting and prosecuting the culprits” he stated.
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“From today henceforth since we all Biafran citizens are not protected. We have no other options than to defend ourselves. We BNG officers have urged you all Biafrans to rise up and exercise, utilize and implement this our global and international rights of self defense to defend ourselves now by any means at your reach because nobody is monopoly of violent.
"Biafrans self defense will not push you to look for trouble, Nigerians; self defense does not mean that we the peace loving Biafrans are looking for another civil war rather its our means of fulfilling and implementing Biafran adage of ‘live and let live” Okoro declared.
He continued: “So, let you all Biafran farmers, defend yourselves and all your farmlands, you all Biafran traders, defend yourselves and all your markets, you all Biafran pastors, defend all your people in the churches, you all Biafran freedom fighters, come together in unity of purpose in coalition and in alliance be your brothers keeper and defend yourselves, you Biafran military and paramilitary and lawmakers that are still serving Nigerian government, defend yourselves. So Biafrans everywhere please defend your lives and properties.” he stated.