Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, says the quest for the actualization of a sovereign Biafran state was a consequence of the corruption in Nigeria.
Bishop Kukah made the remark during an interview with journalists in Abuja at the weekend, explaining that youth groups who have embraced the agitation was as a result of frustration their generation have faced.
According to him, the formation of different militant groups as well as the terrorist Boko Haram were all consequences of the corruption in the country.
“Before Biafra, there were Odua’ Peoples’ Congress and the Niger Delta Militants, all before Boko Haram and the Islamists,” said the catholic cleric.
“So, Biafra is a consequence of the corruption of the Nigerian state. These youth groups are expressions of the frustrations that face their generation.
“They are not the problems and they are not the ones on the dock: The accused is the Nigerian state!”