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The protagonist of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, chief Ralph Uwazuruike, apologized to Igbo elders, Christian and Muslim leaders “for the non-printable comments that were constantly broadcast from Namidi Kanu-controlled Radio Biafra in London” , and emphasized freedom of religion.
According to Uwazuruike, “if an independent Biafra does not guarantee freedom of religion, to hell with it.”
He added: “I sincerely wish to apologize to all those who have been affected by the incessant insults, abuse and blackmail of Biafra radio, London broadcasts or any other news channel.”
In addition, he acknowledged that he founded Radio Biafra London and trained everyone fighting for Biafra today, either directly or indirectly.
Chief Uwazuruike also accepted that whatever sin they have committed in the course of this fight, he (Uwazuruike) “is responsible.”
He described as “very unfortunate” that one of his “trained directors is using the radio as a platform to insult and blackmail senior Igbo statesmen like Chief Pete Edochie, Chief Nnia Nwodo, the Church and Muslim leaders.”
Explaining why he floated the London-based radio station, Uwazuruike said it was “to spread to the world the senseless fighting and killings and marginalization of Igbo Christians in Nigeria.
“It was these senseless killings of Ndigbo in Nigeria that started the upheaval for Biafra on September 13, 1999.
“The fight is still alive and in a short time, Biafra will be a sovereign and independent state because this movement has achieved enormous achievements.”
He regretted that “none of those who dedicated themselves to insulting our illustrious children on social media platforms were born during the Biafra-Nigeria civil war.”