Middle-Belt releases flag, coat of arms, proposed country name
Following agitations from different groups in Nigeria seeking breakaway nations, the Middle Belt appears to have joined the fray with the unveiling of its own flag and coat of arms.
Sources say the region has kicked-off plans to agitate for its own country, named Midwest Republic.
In 2016, the Middle-Belt had also unveiled its own currency, which it has now redesigned to include Midwest.
It has also released its official flag and coat of arms, photos of which have started going viral on social media.
Massive social media reactions have already begun trailing the proposed creation of The Midwest Republic.
See some posts from Twitter below…
MIDDLE BELT MOVES FOR INDEPENDENT.
— tmseedbeibe (@tmseedbeibe1) May 5, 2021
I just heard on the radio that the middle belt now has its own coat of arms,flag and currency!
Nigeria has never been this divided!
And it points to the actions and inactions of one person!
Leadership is key to national development,don't allow anyone gaslight you.
— ADEWALE (@waleolaN) May 5, 2021
NEW: Middle-Belt releases new flag, new currency calls it Mid-West republic.
This has the writing of Gov. Orton but ok.
And why are major Newspapers not picking this?
— Morris Monye💙 (@Morris_Monye) May 5, 2021
JUST IN :Purported Pictorial News,Shows The Unveiling Of Middle-Belt Country's Flag, Currency And Coat Of Arm As Nigeria Unity Treads On Thin Line. pic.twitter.com/hrtyEuHUut
— Amaka Ike (@Real_AmakaIke) May 4, 2021