Biafra has no future, Agitators should embrace Nigeria – Denys Gauer, French Envoy


Following the assertion made by the Biafra agitators that the French government has sympathy for them, and France is ready to assist them to get Independent, Denys Gauer, France’s Ambassador to Nigeria has faulted such claim, citing that France only reorganize Nigeria as one country and works with her as only one Nation.

Biafra has no future, Agitators should embrace Nigeria - Denys Gauer, French Envoy
Denys Gauer, France Ambassador to Nigeria

In an interview with The Guardian, Denys Gauer revealed that the French government has ruled out any support for those agitating for the secession of any part of the country, particularly Biafra. He noted that his home country would not in anyway work with any group agitating for the dismemberment of the nation, saying his country is working with Nigeria and supporting it as a country.

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According to him, Nigeria has evolved since the civil war and that France has been cooperating with the country to overcome its challenges, especially the fight against insurgency.

Speaking further, he pointed out that there is no future for Biafra and urged proponents of secession or Biafra to continue to be part of the country.

“We are working with Nigeria and we are supporting it as the only country. This is absolutely clear and I don’t think there is any kind of future for Biafra. They are part of Nigeria and Nigeria has to remain as the only country,” he said.

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He disclosed that France is working with the country in its fight against insurgency, saying the fight against Boko Haram has brought the two countries together, more than before.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu disagreed with what Denys Gauer said, as he stated that the struggle for Biafra “is real and cannot be stopped by any man created by God”

He added: “We in MASSOB do not believe what he said because that does not represent the position of France. France is a friend of Biafra and even during the Nigeria/Biafra war, they assisted us so much. In this current agitation for Biafra, France has sympathy for us. We advise our people to disregard what he said. We think that the Nigeria media misinterpreted what the French envoy said.


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