Spiritual leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, His Holiness, Olumba Olumba Obu has proclaimed that all those behind the agitation for Biafra nation will fail.
Olumba who stated this while addressing a large congregation of adherents and guests at his church headquarters in Calabar, on Sunday, July 23, 2017, said the agitators should desist from undermining the unity of Nigeria as God was not in support of secession.
There have been multifaceted agitations by different groups such as the Biafran Zionist Federation (BZF) led by Benjamin Onwuka, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) led by Ralph Uwazuruike, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, among others.
All three leaders alongside several of their followers have at different times been arrested, arraigned, detained, and later released on charges of treason and terrorism.
The acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo had earlier this year dismissed the agitations as misguided and bereft of understanding of the circumstances that led to the civil war that resulted from the initial declaration of then eastern region as Biafra Republic by the then governor, late Odimegwu Ojukwu.
“How many of those agitating for secession actually witnessed the last Biafra war? Or are they looking for another war? Do they think Nigeria will fold its arms and watch them?
“They can go ahead with the referendum. Anybody who wants to go with them can do so. They should stop this Biafra thing because it will never work,” he said.
The spiritual leader assured that President Muhammadu Buhari would return to the country in good health to complete his tenure, adding that "President Buhari is executing an assignment God saddled him with.”
“God will not allow them to end the life of the president. The president is on special assignment by God. Until he finishes it he will not die. He will return to the country in good health,” he declared.