The launch of Operation Python by the Nigerian Army has raised tension in the South East, leading to reported deaths in Aba, Abia state, and disruption to economic activities.
In chat with Diamond Celebrities, Nollywood Director, Tchidi Chikere, when asked if he believed in Biafra said;
I don’t believe in Biafra as a Geographical Entity, but as a state of mind and an economic entity. We remain in Nigeria and make our place an Economic hot spot. But with the kidnappings in the East..and murders etc..even that is a tall dream. "Except the South East government make security in the region topmost priority…Igbos will not bring their investments back home and develop the South East. "[If we] continue to make noise about secession..it will only cost us more igbo blood and worsen the distrust and hatred of Igbos. "Right now there is no plan no strategy nothing..just noise and petitioning the UN..like the UN doesnt have enough problems on its hands already…Syria…North Korea…Isis, etc. "It is ill timed…before clamouring for any Biafra..first things first..and. those things will determine if Biafra is a worthy venture or not. These days you fight with your brains..not your fist.”