Former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima on Tuesday said that the struggle for the actualization of Biafra was a legitimate cause.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Yerima said it was wrong for people to classify the agitators who have been campaigning for the revival of the defunct Republic of Biafra as secessionist because they have legitimate rights under the Nigerian Constitution to express their views on any issue; DAILY TIMES reports.
”These are people that want self determination. They believe that they are homogeneous in terms of tribe, language and culture and they want to live together and have their own community. In the end, you see, this is politics. I don’t believe in using force to make them succumb, submit or follow Nigeria and to stay in Nigeria”.