The people of Idoma land in Benue state, under the aegis of Idoma National Forum ( INF), have warned pro-Biafra agitators to leave Benue state out of their struggle.
President of the group, Barr. Amali Adoya Amali, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
”We the people of Benue State continue to be embarrassed every time a section of those agitating for an independent state of Biafra make claims that Benue State or some of parts of Benue State are Biafra.
”Most of these misguided elements are either completely ignorant of what transpired during the civil war or had not been born then otherwise, they will not be including Benue State in their map of Biafra.
”While we believe that you reserve the right to agitate, we reject any attempt to be conscripted into your agitation without our consent and without any form of consultation with our people.
”Idoma land and Benue State, by extension, have never been and is up till this moment not a part of Biafra and is not in a hurry to become one. Therefore leave us out of your agitation,” the group declared.
The group insisted that the People of Idoma land and indeed the whole of Benue state were committed to a united and indivisible Nigeria and are proud to be Nigerians.
”Our warm hospitality extended to Ibos in our towns and villages should not be taken for granted and abused by those agitating by lumping us into your Biafra,” it added.