Nollywood veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, revealed that he is backing Biafra agitation because Igbos are been neglected by the federal government.
His reaction is coming days after he was freed from DSS custody for wearing Biafra custom in public.
According to him, it would be better for the Igbos to leave Nigeria, adding that “the earlier Igbos left Nigeria, the better”.
Agu said this while speaking to Broadway TV on his support for Biafra. He stated that he was not in any way brutalised by the army when he was arrested.
When asked if he is in support of Nigeria to split, Chiwetalu Agu said:
“We all must rise, I preached that everyone should rise from their position wherever they are with my costume.
“My costume was rising sun, not Biafra, Ojukwu propagated rising sun making it as a symbol for Igbos as they like to progress. If you look at Africa, Igbos are on the top because of their personal effort, not the government.
“The Government has not done anything for the Igbo man, they strive to do better on their own
“The earlier we split as a country, the better for us. The percentage of Fulani ‘Buhari’s people in the workforce are 98%. The Igbo man has been placed on nothing.
“Benue is in turmoil, people are killing there but they want Fulani herdsmen to continue to do their business.
It is draconian, you can’t force people in a big country like this. We need to rally our people from the same tribe to get to a peaceful approach in this country.”