A South-East and South-South group, under the aegis of Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL), has disassociated itself from the ongoing RevolutionNow protests.
According to BNYL, unlike the RevolutionNow protesters who are protesting for the betterment of Nigeria, its demand is ‘self-determination’.
This was contained in a statement BNYL’s deputy leader and head of operations, Biafra Broadcasting Service (BBS), Ebuta Ogar Takon, made available to newsmen on Monday.
“Youths of the East would prefer to die for Biafra than Presidency of Igbo extraction. We value Biafra than their Presidency, to hell with them in the North.
“People of the South East and South-South of the defunct Eastern region want self-determination and not a revolution for the betterment of Nigeria.
“Rumors online of a clash between Biafra members in Odukpani LGA of Cross River State and Herders are just speculations. Our members did not confront herders with matchets and Fuel at Odukpani town before the Police intervention,” the statement read.
The statement came as heavily armed security officers are said to be arresting and harassing members of RevolutionNow who had insisted on carrying out their planned protest on Monday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had since Saturday arrested the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore, a journalist, was the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections.
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