It is now obvious that Biafra are exploring all possible means to get there voice out there, as the pro-Biafra movement disclosed photos purportedly showing some Coca-Cola cans with the words “Nnamdi Kanu” and “Biafrans” . However, Soft drink company Coca-Cola has made it clear that it is making sure that the can are not being customised to show support for political causes.
Biafrans are exploring every available avenue to promulgate the gospel of the restoration of Biafra,” said the Biafran Times.
A spokesperson for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has not responded to a request for comments on the customised cans.
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“As a company that operates in over 200 countries around the world, Coca-Cola has no political or religious affiliation and will work harder to ensure this is reflected through our promotions and the popular Share a Coke campaign moving forward.”
Kanu’s arrest and allegations of violence
Amnesty International confirmed to IBTimes UK that Nigerian security forces had used excessive force against pro-Biafran protesters. However, in subsequent interviews with IBTimes UK, the army and police have denied allegations of violence.
The Nigerian government has always maintained that Nigeria’s unity was a priority for the country and that although peaceful pro-Biafran protests were welcome, demanding the breakaway of the Biafran territories was against the constitution. A Biafran Republic was established in 1967 and re-annexed to Nigeria in 1970, following a civil war that claimed between one and three million lives.
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