Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has indicated that Nigeria is prepared to go to war with the Southeast over its claim for independence.
Bulkachuwa went on to say that the Nigerian government will not succumb to their demands and “give them their wish.”
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Bulkachuwa said;
“There are people who feel democracy is not good enough for them and they want to devise their own means of belonging to this entity called Nigeria and if they don’t have their wish, they’ll let Nigeria go to pieces,” he said on Channels Television. So is that anything that the constitution allows or encourages? So they’re absolutely outside the realm of the constitution.”
“They’re just rebels, arsonists and criminals in short. So, what are we going to consider to even give them a chance to come and say their wish and let Nigeria tremble and bow before them and say ‘okay, we’ve granted you your wish.”
“Those insurgency in the Southeast, they’re all claiming that they want their own country called Biafra right? If that is the case, is it by killing people that they’ll get their country? They’ve tried it before, do they want us to go back to the same route? I don’t think so. But if they do, if that’s what they choose, has Nigeria got any choice?”
“Will we just allow them, bow and say, ‘we’ll grant you your own wish?’ No. Nigerian government has to stand out, fight them and give them what they want.”
He went on to say that all of the violence in the country was due to the forthcoming 2023 elections, and that he does not believe in zoning the president to any particular region.