Call for Biafra to leave Nigeria

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The Igbo people of south-eastern Nigeria have more reason than ever to seek independence, the leader of the region’s 1960s separatist group says.

On the 40th anniversary of the start of the Biafran war, in which more than 1m died, Emeka Ojukwu told the BBC that Igbos were still marginalised.

He also said that 14m people in the region had been denied the right to vote in April’s elections.

"The only alternative is a separate existence," Mr Ojukwu said.

But he said it would be possible for Nigeria to remain united…

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