- MASSOB says Biafran agitators will not be cowered by violent attacks by the Buhari administration on harmless agitators
- The group accuses the Nigerian government of subjecting Biafran agitators to ethnic hatred
- IPOB insists that the forthcoming governorship polls in Anambra will not hold
The Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has described the recent military invasion of the home of Eze Israel Kanu, the father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu as primitive and cowardly.
The pro-Biafra group in a statement on Monday, October 9, by its national director of information, Samuel Edeson, said Biafran agitators would not be coward by the violent attacks from the Buhari administration on harmless agitators.
It described the attacks on Biafra agitators as an act of ethnic hatred by the Nigeria security forces which it said was dominated manly by persons from the north.
The statement read in part: "MASSOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not cowed or intimidated by this sheer acts of overzealousness and ethnic hatred of the people of Biafra by Hausa Fulani dominated Nigeria security apparatuses.
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“Even in these persecutions, arrests, extrajudicial killings, subjections and detentions of nonviolence, pro-Biafra agitators, we shall continue to maintain our non-violence principles.
“MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups are the political masquerades of Ndigbo. We shall continue to be the pride of Ndigbo, upholding the vision of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.”
The group advised governors in the southeast region to be sensitive on Biafra issues in order not to fall into what it described as the political trap of President Buhari.
Meanwhile, the IPOB has insisted that forthcoming governorship polls in Anambra will not hold.
According to Daily Trust, the group ordered its members and other freedom fighters in the area to stay at home on voting day November 18.
Emma Powerful, IPOB's publicity secretary, said the voting was a test case for IPOB and its allies in Biafra territory, adding that boycotting would send a statement to the international community about the seriousness of the agitation for Biafra.
The body maintained that it must teach corrupt Igbo politicians that money cannot buy IPOB as they are special breed untainted by the corrupt tendencies of Nigerian politics.
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