President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent attacks by the Biafran separatists, noting that Nigerians have remained united since independence.
The president’s speech came in the wake of agitations and protests for Biafra nation across the country, especially as the separatists clamour the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, who has been in detention since last month.
Buhari spoke on Monday, November 16, at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja during the launching of the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund.
According to Vanguard, he noted that Nigerians have since independence remained united, therefore, the people’s resolve to remain united is ever strong.
“Our nation has recently celebrated 55 years of political independence and continues to remain as one indivisible entity despite several grievous challenges.
“Since independence, Nigeria has witnessed a lot of internal strife, survived a civil war and has remained united.
“This feat achieved by the country is an eloquent testimony to the determination of our citizens to remain as one people,” the Nigerian leader said.
He also added that the fallen heroes, heroines and veterans and their sacrifices will not go unrewarded as the country continues to strive towards unity.
The Nigerian Army has therefore warned the pro-Biafra protesters of their acts, noting that they may be charged for felony if they continue with their agitations.