Britain has said it does not support the agitation for the creation of a Biafran nation from Nigeria.
In a statement issued yesterday, the British High Commission, Abuja, explained that the position of the UK government during the civil war was a matter of historical record. “The UK Government’s position, which reflected the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, was to recognize the borders laid down at Independence,” the High Commission’s Press & Public Affairs Officer, Joe Abuku said.
“The Biafran War caused great suffering and the UK supported the reconciliation work that followed the conflict. The UK supports the territorial integrity of Nigeria and President Buhari’s commitment to work for a secure and prosperous Nigeria for all Nigerians,” he added.