Biafra Nations Youth League - Bnyl Holds Security Meeting In Bakassi Peninsula, Wants Army To Leave Essien Udim, Bakassi
Biafra Nations League, BNL have stated that the struggle for Biafra will not affect the livelihood of indigenous people. BNL made this known while disclosing the outcome of their emergency security meeting in Bakassi Peninsula area of Cross River State. Deputy National Leader of BNL, and head of operations, BBS Media, Ebuta Akor Takon disclosed the outcome of BNL's emergency security meeting. He said that the group resolved not to pose threats to inhabitants of Bakassi and entire Biafran supporters in the South East and South South, adding that the issue of unknown gunmen should not scare their followers away from the struggle. BNL said that though the group is yet to identify who the gunmen are, those sponsoring them and their motives, but are in collaboration with other groups in the South East to reach out to the gunmen. They urged people of the Peninsula and also the Igbos in the South East to go about their normal businesses adding that "it is our duty to protect you and not to harm you".
They refrained from condemning the activities of the gunmen especially the recent attack in Imo State, adding that it did not affect individuals.
Meanwhile, the group have asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Attahiru to cease operations in Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State following the killing of Soldiers by hoodlums, insisting that the recent military operations in the town is alarming and could lead to the attacks escalating elsewhere. He warned that the use of force have destroyed so many nations which could consume Nigeria.
Takon alleged that the attackers of the military have gone into hiding, adding that the army have turned their guns on innocent residents.
BNL said that the problem in the South East and part of South South should be handled with care as the revolt may worsen.
They reminded Nigeria government of how Cameroon have become a war zone as the government failed to apply dialogue to deal with secession issues.
The group also asked the army to vacate major roads in Bakassi area of Nigeria where the army is said to be conducting stop and search.