More than thirty separatist groups in the South East apart from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have sprung up.
The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, made the revelation on Channels Television.
Lamenting alleged marginalization of the South-East geo-political zone, the Mohammed Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, Abaribe said the Federal Government might crush secessionist agitators but would find it difficult to crush the ideology.
He insisted that that the ideology the separatist groups stand for might not be crushed unless the government address the root cause of the problem and sit down to dialogue with them.
Speaking further on IPOB, he said: “I am a supporter of the cries of our people against injustice. I stand with my people.
“One of the biggest problems that the media also has is that they tag everything IPOB in the South-East.
“You won’t believe that there are more than 30 different separatist organisations. IPOB, MASSOB, there are so many and each one of them come back to the same thing.
“Why we are having separatist agitations everywhere in the country is that some people are unable to manage our diversity.”