President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that Nigeria would not tolerate the agitation for Biafra, describing those agitating its creation as jokers.
President Buhari’s defiant stance came on a day the South-East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations, SBCHROs, accused security forces of killing 80 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and their supporters between August 30, 2015 and February 9, 2016.
Buhari in an interview with Al Jazeera television during his recent visit to Qatar said: “At least two million Nigerians were killed in the Biafra war.
“And for somebody to wake up, may be they weren’t born (during the war), looking for Biafra after two millions people were killed, they are joking with the security of the country. Nigeria won’t tolerate Biafra.”
Also speaking on the economy and the pressure to devalue the Naira, the President stated that Nigeria was prepared to go against the advice on International Monetary Fund, IMF.
“If it is against our national interest, why can’t we go against the IMF advice?” Buhari asks.
“Countries that play around with their currencies are countries that have enormous production.”
“Their infrastructure is in place. Infrastructure in terms of power, communication and security are virtually alright. Nigeria virtually imports everything from rice to toothpicks.
“Now, if you do not have the money to import those things, what is the point devaluing your naira?”