Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has warned the Federal Government not to toy with the lives of leaders of pro-Biafran groups, Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and others standing trial for treason.
MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu insisted that Kanu and other Biafra agitators committed no crime against the country and said their crime was their beliefs, commitment and continuous agitation for independent Biafran republic.
“MASSOB sees the rigmaroles, secret trial and over ambitiousness of State Security Services (SSS) and prison services as a sign of jittery and frustration.
“The people of Biafra will never succumb to this intimidation; the so-called secret trials will never see the light of the day because my brother, Kanu, and others did not commit secret crimes.
“MASSOB will continue to support and stand in solidarity with Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators incarcerated.
“We also remember the traumatic plight of our members detained at Onitsha and Awka prisons since 2006. They include Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Ikechukwu Chikwem, Peter Igbokwe, Uchenna Nicholas, Uche Idika, Casmir Odokara, Eni Kalu, Chidiebere Ezekwem, Chima Asoh (cripple), Ojimba Anyanwu and Ndubuisi Okam.”
MASSOB also congratulated the new leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief Nnia Nwodo and urged the apex socio-cultural Igbo group to know that piloting the affairs of Ndigbo on the platform of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was strictly based on ‘Igboism’ which means Igbo political, economical, social, academic, religious interest first before personal interest.
“With the current political development in Nigeria, consciousness of Biafra actualisation and Igbo political target in 2019, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership is no longer private business as usual.
“MASSOB and other pro-Biafran groups, as stakeholders in Igboland, will hold you responsible if there is any political, economic, academic and social compromise against Igbo interest.
“We shall work together with Ohanaeze Ndigbo for the greatest Igbo interest in Nigeria. We advice the new Ohanaeze not to shy away from their fatherly roles in uplifting the Igbo interest in Nigeria and defending the cause of Biafra.”