IPOB Directs Schools To Begin Teaching Of Biafra History
There is no unified and verifiable account of events that marked Nigeria's history between 1966 and 1971.
What we have are personal attempts of abundance or horrific experiences depending on which side of the divide you were.
IPOB wants this to change.
The group said it had secured the cooperation of Biafran researchers all over the world to pay grants to schools that comply with the directive.
It also called on schools in Biafraland to commence the teaching of history especially pre-colonial Biafra and 1914 amalgamation.
A press release by the group’s publicity secretary, Emma Powerful stated that; “Schools that sign up to this scheme will receive grant to assist them from the scholars and IPOB worldwide.”
It also said that; “IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu is working with publishers of history and geography text books to commence the job to enhance effective work and to ensure the success of the scheme.
“History teaching in Biafraland will focus on the genocide committed against the people of Biafra during the civil war in 1967 and 1970 while the geography teaching will mostly focus on the removal of the Bight of Biafra by British and Nigerian Governments.
“The history also will teach on the child starvation as weapon of war against Biafrans and the seizure of money and €20 given to Ndigbo after the war in 1970,” Powerful said.
The group and its self-acclaimed leader, Nnamdi Kanu have been pushing for a referendum which they believe will hasten the secession of Biafra.