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Biafra MASSOB, Declares World Wide Protest Against Kanu’s Detention From Monday


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

Says Secession Is Its Goal

Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has directed its members at home and in Diaspora to set for a massive demonstration, protest and a civil disobedience against the continued detention of leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, starting from Monday January 18, 2016.

The directive was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu Friday after the group’s National Executive officers meeting held at MASSOB headquarters, in Okwe Onuimo council area of Imo state.

According to the statement signed by the organization’s National Director of information, Comrade Samuel Edeson and its National Secretary, Comrade Ibem Ugwuok Ibem, the decision was taken because of the continued detention of “Kanu by Nigerian Government through the DSS and the non-compliance of Buhari led administration to obey three different competent court orders for Nnamdi Kanu’s release”

“MASSOB demands that Nnamdi Kanu must be released now or more diplomatic, image, and political damages will befall the already battered Nigeria’s image with massive, self-determined and non-violence worldwide Biafran Demonstration/protest including non-co-operation and civil disobedience.

“MASSOB directs all our members at home and in Diaspora to prepare for a massive demonstration, protest and a civil disobedience against the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu (IPOB Leader) starting from Monday 18th January 2016.

The group also directs former members in Ralph Uwazurike’s BIM to join and participate in the non-violent worldwide demonstration against Nnamdi Kanu’s continued detention as a mark of Love and respect for Biafra.

“MASSOB condemned the statement of Bishop Chukwuma of Enugu Diocese of Anglican Church that Ndi Igbo don’t need Biafra and that our demonstrations are not for Biafra.

“MASSOB and IPOB are not on the street demonstrating against bad roads or lack of Federal presence in Eastern region or non-appointment of Igbos in key Federal Government positions in Buhari led administration or against Igbo marginalization.

“We are committedly, consistently and uncompromisely agitating for an independent state of Biafra from Nigeria.

“Biafra is the answer to the numerous subjective slavery Nigeria subjected Ndi Igbo into ranging from political, Economic, Academic, Religious, Cultural and Social slavery.

“Today in Nigeria, true nationhood has remained stillborn Peace, justice and equity has remained elusive to Nigeria which still remains in perpetual strife and increasing crises since her independence.

“These undeniable realities are the reasons the Nigerian State is afraid of Biafra which represents the truth they cannot legitimately counter.

It added that Biafra speaks of the truth Nigeria knows they are guilty of, “so out of weakness, jittery and fear Nigeria resort to repression, persecutions and detention of Biafran agitators.

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