I have prayed against Biafra and it will not come to pass - Olumba
- Olumba Olumba said God has not approved Biafra as an independent country
- The spiritual leader said Biafra will not be achieved
- He called on people in the region to embrace the unity of Nigeria
His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu who is the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has said that God has not approved the Biafra agitation and that it will not succeed.
According to report, the spiritual leader said he has prayed against Biafra and that it will not come to pass.
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“His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has for the umpteenth time spoken against the ongoing agitation for the sovereignty of Biafra, insisting that it will not succeed since God has not approved of it,” the spiritual leader said.
He urged his followers to pray on the street of Aba against Biafra and instead call for the peace and unity of Nigeria saying Biafra “should disappear because it is not in the agenda of God.”
The spiritual leader said he will meet with major stakeholders in the Southeast region, including governors and youth leaders when he leads his large congregation to Owerri, Imo.
Eyo Charles in a statement said Olumba Olumba was going to use his programme to challenge youths against laziness and social vices.
He said: "The 10,000 strong BAYA will stage a mammoth public solemn procession across several major streets in Owerri, singing and praying for peace in Ibo land and Nigeria as a whole.
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“Few weeks ago, a pan Igbo organisation, Igbo World Congress, headed by former Biafran war lord, Col Joe Achuzia (rtd) who is one of Obu’s teeming adherents, was in Calabar where they appealed to Olumba Obu for his kind
“Towards resolving the Biafra question, all Igbo leaders and youths under the leadership of Achuzia also resolved to hold what they called Ibo Love and Unity Feast, which occasion they aim to bring together many Igbo interests."
Meanwhile, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, said there is nothing wrong with the army's presence in the southeast.
Obono-Obla said that the president has the power to deploy the military to any part of Nigeria and Abia state is still a part of the country.
He argued that President Buhari can decide to send the armed forces of Nigeria on police duties if needed, The Nation reports.
Watch this Legit.ng video of Nigerians speaking on the Biafra agitation.