As they watched their land devastated and their kinsfolk killed two things were born among the debris; a sense of nationhood and a hatred of the Nigerians. What had started as a belief was transmuted to total conviction – that they could never again live with Nigerians.
From this stems the primordial political reality of the present situation. BIAFRA CANNOT BE KILLED BY ANYTHING SHORT OF the TOTAL ERADICATION OF THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE HER. For even under total occupation, Biafra would sooner or later, with or without Colonel Ojukwu, rise up again.
-Frederick Forsythe, Umuahia, 1969