Meanwhile, Olumba Olumba Obu, leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has again warned those agitating for Biafra Republic that they would fail.
Speaking in Calabar before leading 10,000 of his followers to Owerri, he said the Biafra agitation was not of God. He had earlier told his faithful to sing around the streets of the city of Owerri and pray for peace and unity of the country, saying Biafra "should disappear because it is not in the agenda of God."
Obu said “what Nigeria needs most is love, peace, unity and forgiving themselves of any wrongdoing. Nigeria is a country loved by God. Nigeria is one and will remain so. Nigerians must learn to tolerate one another and live in peace. But leaders should take greater interest in ensuring that national resources are available to one and all instead of a few selfishly amassing them to the detriment of majority."
A key aide of the spiritual leader, Dr Thomas Commander, who is also the international coordinating chairman of the bodies organising the visit, confirmed that at least 10,000 faithful, mostly youths, accompanied the spiritual leader to Owerri.
The youths are members of the Brotherhood All Youths Assembly (BAYA), a mega youth arm of the spiritual organization, he said.
A few weeks ago, members of Igbo World Congress, led by a former Biafran warlord, Col Joe Achuzia (rtd) who is one of Obu's adherents, were in Calabar where they appealed to Obu to intervene in the crisis triggered by the Biafra agitation.
Also penultimate week, at least 20 traditional rulers from Southeast and South-South led by Ichie of Etche in Rivers State, Eze Apostle E.N.P. Opurum under the umbrella of Traditional Rulers Fellowship called on Obu to intervene in the crisis rocking the two geopolitical zones of the country.