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|Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by musiwa46: 1:00pm On Jul 29, 2012|
Ogoni leader threatens secession of group from Nigeria
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Written by Bolaji Ogundele, Port Harcourt
Thursday, 03 May 2012
A factional leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Dr Goodluck Diigbo, has threatened the eventual secession of the Ogoni nation from Nigeria in the event of another civil war.
Diigbo, who stated this in a press release signed by the MOSOP’s media editor, Tambari Deekor, further said the Ogoni people would only agree to continue to stay in Nigeria for the price of autonomy.
Diigbo, who had continued to be in a running battle with the mainstream of MOSOP from the time of Ledum Mitee, also said his MOSOP had set May 7 to June 6, as “Ogoni Freedom-Remembrance-Month,” in memory of the 30,000 Ogoni refugees of the Nigerian Civil War between 1967-1970.
He said the Ogoni people, across their communities and towns would make all needed materials and activities available for the success of the memorial month.
“MOSOP president/spokesman, Dr Goodluck Diigbo, said Ogoni will embark on a journey to regain its sovereign independence violated by the British Empire in 1901; this will be non-negotiable; if by any mistake, there is another civil war aiming at Ogoni.
“Diigbo recalled that Nigeria-Biafra Civil War was fought to decide who should control natural wealth, especially petroleum resources in Ogoni. He said he was alerting the world that in the event of another similar civil war, the Ogoni people will promptly declare an end to their relationship with Nigeria. Dr Diigbo said the Ogonis are monitoring the heart-beat of Nigeria and warned that the right to autonomy or self-determination remains a pre-condition now, for Ogoni to remain a part of Nigeria,’’ the statement read.
“Diigbo stated this on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 after the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) resolved and declared that 7th of May to the 6th of June, 2012 be observed as the Ogoni Freedom-Remembrance-Month,” the statement read.
“MOSOP dedicated the Month to Ogoni 30,000 refugees, most of them conscripts sent to battle fronts and were killed during the 1967-1970 Nigeria-Biafra Civil War. Diigbo said already another 10 percent of the civil war Ogoni casualties, numbering over 3,000 have been murdered by the Nigerian armed forces since 1993 in an attempt to intimidate MOSOP.
“Diigbo said all Ogoni children, men and women who died gave their lives for freedom behind the May 7 to 6th of June activities. The beginning of the Month coincides with the start of the annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues holding in New York”, the statement said.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by musiwa46: 1:19pm On Jul 29, 2012|
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by skullbaba: 1:36pm On Jul 29, 2012|
you can neva cancel nepotisn,marginalisation,tribalism anywhere in .the world. So the ogonis are now wise that igbos are not thier friend but another parasite taking them as prey. China,brasil,india are example of multi ethnic,reliogion state and they are making sense. What matter most is accountability. Even small brunei,qatar are control by a family. Nigeria can neva divide.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by ODB1: 1:37pm On Jul 29, 2012|
which day omo yoruba go declare their independence?
My guess is never, they are either or both to coward to or they know it will be a huge economic mistake on their part.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by Nobody: 2:15pm On Jul 29, 2012|
In unity we stand, but divided we fall.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by ODB1: 2:31pm On Jul 29, 2012|
Bokos have subtly declared they will prefer their own Nation
Biafra is being re-resurrected
The Ogoni et al Niger Delta struggle is about to become a struggle for total independence
When will the self described "intellectually endowed" Yoruba people who do next to nothing other than opposition and partisan politics going to declare a state of Odua?
Other than that land thieving-sorry excuse for free southwest education policy-map posting-arm chair General-gbegbiri farting musiwa no other yoruba guy here or elsewhere is yet to come out with an alternative to being in Nigeria.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by Dainfamous: 3:13pm On Jul 29, 2012|
O.D.B.:old dirty,you are on point...
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by Lilspicer(m): 3:57pm On Jul 29, 2012|
Ogonis are silly just small group of people der laand isnt as big as abia talkless of 4local government who wuld even fight for dem can dey stand nigeria alone..just sum silly politicians forcin dem bkuz of oil
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by Nobody: 5:04pm On Jul 29, 2012|
Lilspicer: Ogonis are silly just small group of people der laand isnt as big as abia talkless of 4local government who wuld even fight for dem can dey stand nigeria alone..just sum silly politicians forcin dem bkuz of oilthey cant even stand up to a hamlet in any of the neighbouring states.
|Re: Ogoni People Threatens To Create Ogoni Country Out Of Nigeria by EkoAtlantic1(f): 12:15am On Dec 28, 2012|
chima12: they cant even stand up to a hamlet in any of the neighbouring states.
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