- MASSOB accuses south-east leaders of betraying the region because of personal interests
- The pro-Biafra group insists that they will secede no matter the side Igbo leaders decide to support
- The group also accused the Nigerian government of maltreating people from south-east Nigeria
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB on Sunday, July 2, accused the south-east leaders of betraying the struggle for Biafra.
The group made this statement while reacting to the statement by south-east governors, traditional leaders and Ohaneze, that Nigeria will remain united.
NAIJ.com gathered that Comrade Uchenna Madu, who spoke for MASSOB, described the decisions reached at the Enugu meeting by south-east elders as “insensitive.”
Punch reports that Madu stated that: “The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra berates Igbo religious, traditional, political and opinion leaders for their nonchalant and insensitive attitude towards the current agitation for Biafra.
“Why is it that whenever these self-acclaimed Igbo leaders meet among themselves or with the Nigerian Presidency, they always sideline the primary and principal reasons and cause of the Biafra agitation?
“Yesterday’s meeting of Igbo leaders in Enugu is tactically helping the Nigerian government in postponing the explosion of the inevitable and unstoppable ticking time bomb which Nigeria is comfortably sitting on.
“Their decisions are not the true minds and positions of the people of Biafra – we want Biafra and nothing but Biafra.
“Nigeria must disintegrate; her faulty foundation has broken beyond repair.
“Majority of Igbo leaders have brazenly betrayed Igbo cause and interests in Nigeria.
“We wish to inform Ndigbo that the reawakening of the spirit and consciousness of Biafra among the people can never be demoralised again – the Biafra revolutionary struggle can no longer be betrayed by personal or group interests.
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“In this struggle, numerous sacrifices have been made, supreme prices have been paid.
“We have been tortured, mesmerised, killed and incarcerated for the sake of Biafra and the glory of Ndigbo, yet we are neglected, abused and abandoned by people who benefit from our exploits."
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Department of State Services and some unnamed politicians of sponsoring people to peddle rumour about Nnamdi Kanu.
The group spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement issued on Sunday, said those comparing their leader, Kanu, to Jesus Christ are being sponsored by DSS and that Kanu would never compared himself to God.
Watch Nnamdi Kanu addressing followers in Isiama Afara, Abia state: