A video making rounds online shows the moment members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, approached Cardinal Francis Arinze and tried to convince him to ask Pope Francis to endorse the actualization of Biafra.
The IPOB members could be seen standing with the Nigerian Cardinal in a building in Rome while making their request.
However, Cardinal Arinze, who is from Anambra state, was not on the same page with them as regards secession.
“It is those who did not see the civil war who are talking ‘Biafra, Biafra’. They have no idea,” Cardinal Arinze told the IPOB members.
The Cardinal added that citizens being separated is “not the mandate Christ gave to the Bishops.”
He encouraged the IPOB members to join politics instead and bring about the change they want to see in Nigeria.
He said: “It is for people like you. You get into politics and work hard with others.”
Watch the video below: