ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Simon Ekpa, self acclaimed disciple of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has petitioned the United Nations, the United States of America, the European Union and the International Criminal Court on the expiration of 1914 Nigeria’s amalgamation.
In a 7-paged petition, the popular Biafra agitator and separatist, on Friday, detailed reasons Nigeria has to be renegotiated.
Ekpa called on the international communities to allow the South-East region to exit Nigeria peacefully, saying that the union had expired.
He decried the continued political exclusion, economic neglect and other injustices experienced by the Igbos in Nigeria.
The petition partly reads: “We wish to inform you that the Fedrick Lugard amalgamation of the Southern and Northern protectorates into one Nigeria, which took place in 1914 to last 100 years, has expired.
“The Amalgamation agreement having expired, we, the indigenous people of Biafra (Biafra Republic Government In-Exile), wish to peacefully and bloodlessly exit from Nigeria to restore our independent sovereign state of Biafra because of the gross injustice, human rights abuses, tribal supremacy, fanaticism, ethnocentrism and class bigotry, that have bedevilled Nigeria.
“The indigenous people of Biafra are determined to exit Nigeria.”
The Southern Nigeria was joined with Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914 to form the single colony of Nigeria.