Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari over his refusal to order a referendum.
In a series of tweets, Kanu warned that Nigerians would consider other options to ensure secession if Buhari refuses to conduct a referendum, maintaining that sovereignty is taken and not given.
He further added that Nigeria needs to learn that separation can be beneficial to all.
According to Kanu: “Sovereignty is not given, it is taken – Atatürk of Turkey.
“Now, I say unto @NGRPresident, that if you don’t concede to a Referendum for the peaceful dissolution of Nigeria, there will come a time when the indigenous peoples of #Nigeria will consider other options. #WeMove
“Separation comes with quantum benefits. Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, etc suffered when they were held in unity by force, but now that they are separated, the new nations prospered more than the old. #Nigeria needs to learn that separation can be beneficial to all,” he added.