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MASSOB Warns Danjuma, Oba of Lagos Against Attacks On Igbo Nation

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned one time Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, to desist from making provocative comments against the Igbos race.

MASSOB in a press statement issued by its embattled leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, said the group views statements by the duo as too critical of the Southeast region.

The group was reacting to a statement recently credited to Gen. Danjuma, that the Nigerian /Biafran Civil war was prolonged because the Biafran warlord, late Dim. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, did not concede victory when Enugu fell.

The MASSOB chief who spoke through the Nnewi North Regional Administrator, Emmanuel Omenka, accused Gen. Yakubu Gowon of refusing to abide by the Aburi Accord because the likes of Danjuma advised him not to do so, thereby prolonging the war and caused the blood flow.

According to him, “(Danjuma) has been insulting Ojukwu, what is the concern of Ojukwu in the conceding of victory to General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) by President Goodluck Jonathan” Uwazurike asked.

“If Danjuma and his cohorts did not support Gowon, the war would have been averted”, he stated.

On recent controversial statement by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, that Igbos in Lagos would be thrown into the Lagoon within seven days if they failed to vote for the All Progressive Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate, MASSOB reiterated that the Oba’s threat was that of a dreaming man.

He said: “The threat is null and void and of no effect because the Oba has no such power to threaten Ndigbo.


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