New Biafra leader declared wanted

Posted by News Express | 25 March 2014 | 3,613 times

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The police in Enugu yesterday declared the leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), Mr. Ben Onwuka Igwe, wanted for his alleged role in the recent attack on Enugu State Government House.

In a statement issued by the police spokesperson in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, the force described Onwuka as one of the alleged suspected actors in the March 8 attack.

The police which said Onwuka, who is allegedly on the run since the attack, was wanted for treasonable felony.

He is a native of Item in Bende local Government Area of Abia State. The force promised a handsome reward for any useful information on his whereabouts.

According to the statement, investigation into the attack on the Government House has been intensified and some arrests have been made, with suspects already helping the police.

Members of the BZF led by Onwuka had claimed responsibility for the attack at a time the police were fingering MASSOB as the possible suspect for the attack.

Onwuka, who addressed newsmen in Enugu, said that his group’s motive was to hoist the flag of Biafra and “reconfirm the independence of the Republic of Biafra.”

He gave an ultimatum that Nigeria, “must vacate Biafra by March 31, this year and failure to do so, will result in bloodbath.”

Onwuka, who allegedly led the invasion, had told reporters in Enugu that, “since January 12, 1970, the Biafran flag has never rested in Government House, Enugu which is the centre power of the Biafra people.”

He, however, said that during the invasion, his members were not armed, noting that they carried only flags, sticks and ropes with which to hoist the flags which included those of Israel.

•Text courtesy Daily Sun. Photo shows BZF leader, Ben Onwuka Igwe.

Source: News Express

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