The Leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has said that he started Biafra agitation to protect lives and properties of the Igbos.
Uwazuruike stated this while playing host to the convener of the Northern Elders Council, Professor Ango Abdullahi, in his Owerri residence.
Uwazuruike also appealed to Professor Ango Abdullahi, to “help stop the bloodshed in parts of Northern States”.
According to him, there is no doubt that a lot of senseless bloodshed is still going on periodically in the North today.
Only sadists and possibly, the perpetrators of the damnable act will be happy to kill, maim and destroy precious human lives with reckless abandon”, Uwazuruike said.
“I was constrained to start agitating for an independent Biafra when i could no longer bear the way Ndigbo were being killed in parts of the country and their hard earned properties either looted or destroyed.
“I must explain that why I started the agitation for Biafra was because the lives and properties of our people were not and are still not safe in the North.
Lives are wasted as if it no longer has value”, Uwazuruike explained.
“What matters to me, as always, is the safety of life and property of Ndigbo,” he added.