The Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS), has expressed its support to Biafra’s immediate secession from Nigeria, simultaneously presenting a list of demands to the Nigeria federal government.
The non-governmental organization, that promotes self-determination and the end to colonial era boundaries in Africa, has declared its support to the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and its adherents in a letter to the Nigeria federal government.
“Today the people of Biafra are locked in an emerging struggle with the Nigeria federal government, the inevitable result of which will be self-determination for Biafra.
Unfortunately the Nigerian government has resorted to summary execution and detention of Biafran patriots. The situation will surely escalate unless immediate action is taken.
The OEAS calls for the Nigerian government to meet the three following demands:
1. Immediate release from jail of Biafra Zionist Movement, MASSOB, IPOB and Radio Biafra supporters including Benjamin Onwuka and Nnamdi Kanu.
2. All federal military and police FORCES to stand down and return to their barracks. Also read OPEN LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS ON ARREST OF NNAMDI KANU
3. A snap referendum on Biafran self-determination to be held within 90 days with OEAS, UNPO, and nonaligned observers supervising the balloting process.
Failure to meet these demands will undoubtedly result in civil strife as nonviolent Biafran protestors pay with their blood for their chance at independence. Regardless of what measures the Nigerian federal government may take, the die is cast for independence and Biafrans will not be deterred.
There is one chance for a peaceful referendum, a life line is being thrown to the Nigerian government which they ignore at their own peril. The Biafran people are patient but will not be indiscriminately murdered by the Nigerian government without resisting to the full extent of their human rights.”
The OEAS is a registered non profit corporation based in Washington DC with a General Assembly of States planned for Juba, South Sudan. It is considered to be one of active separatist movements in Africa.