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Nigerian government offered me 5 states but I rejected them, says Kano



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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says he was offered five eastern states while in detention to start the proposed sovereign nation, Biafra, but rejected because Benue and Rivers states were not included.

Kanu revealed this while receiving leaders of the Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Prof. Obasi Igwe at his country home in Umuahia on Wednesday.


The Southern east or called Eastern states comprises of Imo, Enugu, Abia, Anambra and Ebonyi.

The former DSS detainee insisted that he must get what he wanted, that is having Rivers and Benue states along with eastern states to form Biafra.

“They gave me Biafra in Prison with only the five Igbo states; I said no, I want Benue and Rivers. Biafra is coming, there is nothing to stop it”, Kanu said.

Kanu was arrested at the Lagos airport in October, 2015 by the Department of State Security and detained until court ordered his release in April 2017.

He also claimed to have been offered oil bloc and mansion in Dubia to stop his agitation for Biafra but he rejected the offer as well.

Meanwhile, Some Niger Delta militant groups declared their support for the leader of the IPOB over his decision to boycott the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state.

The Nation reports that groups, Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), Niger Delta People Democratic Front (NDPDF) and Rainbow Marabas Squad (RMS) said they are unhappy over the May 30, 2016, when soldiers allegedly massacred harmless and innocent IPOB members.

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