A factional wing of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has assured that Biafran passports being issued to its citizens are valid and accepted in countries across the globe.
MASSOB?s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, also warned the federal government to stop seizing Biafra passport or threatening its holders.
?I assure you that the Biafran passport is valid. Except Nigeria, other countries of the world accept Biafran passport and allow our citizens to travel with it,? he told Vanguard.
?In Europe, North and South America, Biafra passport is accepted. Nigeria is the only country that seizes Biafran passport. Go to neighbouring Ghana here, they will stamp the passport for you.
?Don?t be confused by the propaganda of the Nigerian government that there is nothing like Biafra passport.
?MASSOB appeals to Biafra citizens to procure their passport and use it to travel. If you doubt me, get a Nigerian passport while I have my Biafran passport; when we get to Europe, you will see who they will welcome than the other.
?Many people with Nigerian passport have been repatriated, but have you heard of anybody with Biafran passport receiving such ill-treatment??
He disclosed that the Biafran passport cost N5, 000 and could be renewed with N2, 000 and denied reports that people who bought the passport were being turned back at various airports.
According to him, those who had used the passport issued by the Biafran Directorate of Passport travelled overseas without hitches.