- Biafra has no future;
- Nigeria has evolved since the Civil War;
- France is working with Nigeria in her fight against insurgency;
France has ruled out any support for the secession of any part of the country, particularly Biafra which enjoyed her (France) support during the 1967 succession bid. France’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, told newsmen that his country would not work with any group agitating for succession from the nation noting that France was working with Nigeria and supporting it as a country.
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The Ambassador while speaking against the backdrop of his country’s previous support for Biafra during Nigeria’s civil war of 1967, pointed out that Nigeria has evolved since the civil war.
The French envoy further pointed out that there is no future for Biafra and urged proponents of secession or Biafra to continue to be part of Nigeria. “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 further disclosed that France is working with Nigeria in her fight against insurgency, saying the fight against Boko Haram has brought the two countries together, more than before.