Why Igbo can’t afford another war – Uwazurike

Ralph Uwazurike
Ralph Uwazurike

By Ugonne Uzoma and Ikechukwu Iweajunwa

The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazurike, has warned that Igbo cannot afford another war.

Uwazurike, who also founded the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), said this at a press conference in Owerri on Monday.

Meanwhile, he cautioned the leader of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, against inciting Igbo youths against​ the nation’s security agencies.

He warned youths in BIM to shun Kanu’s agitation, describing the IPOB leader as a “nobody, who only wants to put them in harm’s way”.

“Those agitating for war know they can’t defeat Nigeria but they​ want to enrich themselves, so they have continued to deceive our youth.

“Igbo’s cannot afford to go to another war with Nigeria and at no point should they be incited into hostilities with the rest of Nigeria.

“Mobilising youths against their leaders and constituted authority is what we should guard against because we cannot defeat Nigeria,” Uwazurike said.

He advised South East and South-South governors to urgently checkmate the calls for war in their area and ensure the zones were not turned into a crisis.

Uwazurike applauded Gov. Hope Uzodimma for the way he handled the crisis in Orlu and advised that Igbos should not attract negative attention to themselves.

The MASSOB leader further advised the governors to take over the Eastern Security Network to ensure the outfit was not deployed for the mischievous purpose.

Furthermore, he recommended that the network be trained and equipped and made to work in synergy with the police and other security agencies.

He encouraged Igbos who want to contest for the presidency in 2023 to start their consultations now, saying that they had the right to run for the nation’s highest office.



  1. I wonder how much Hopeless Uzodinma paid Uwazuruike before he embarked on this journey of emptiness, servitude, self pity and petty loyalty.

    In the struggle for freedom of Biafra, Uwazuruike is inconsequential and objectively sidetracked and upended by the effervescent IPOB.

    Uwazuruike is a good example that at some point, you’ll lose your value if you couldn’t shun pecuniary attractions in your struggle.

    Uwazuruike has lost it ALL.

    What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

  2. Wonders will never end. He started this struggle with his MASSOB. Anyway,he is no more making money from the group and now he’s talking of BIM. Owazuruike Kanu are two exploiters who are just milking their people all over the world. Anyway, I agree with the call for the governors fro that of the country to take over ESN and train them for government use and work with the police.

  3. He has given up. How much did the Fulanis give you? If we can’t afford another war let alone defeating Nigeria can’t we defend ourselves? We don’t have to fight Nigeria because Nigeria is fighting against itself. Can’t you see it? Nigeria is confused. Overwhelmed by insecurity.

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