Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, has said his state will never be part of Biafra due to the marginalisation and slavery its people have suffered in the hands of other Igbos.
He made the statement on Wednesday in reaction to allegations that Ebonyi indigenes were responsible for the fatal attacks ravaging Anambra ahead of gubernatorial elections in the state.
There had been reports that members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in Ebonyi state, were responsible for the Anambra attacks as they tried to push harder on their secessionist agitations for Biafra.
Umahi described the allegation as false adding:-
“if any Ebonyi person is caught in killing, that person should be killed too.”
He then added that Ebonyi people will never be part of Biafra.
“Ebonyi will never be part of Biafra because of the marginalisation and slavery that Ebonyi people had been subjected to over the years by their South East brothers” he said.