The Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of Mr. Uchenna Madu yesterday stormed Oba for its 18th anniversary of the struggle of the Biafra.
While addressing members at the Rojemmy Sport complex Oba, Madu states: “We do not hate Nigeria, it is because of injustice we have found in Nigeria and the way the Igbos are being treated that is the reason we are fighting for Biafra. We love Nigeria more than those who claimed to love Nigeria. If you go to any part of the country, you will see Igbos developing the place, building houses but the Hausas don’t build any house in the South rather what they build is shanties”.
“We must continue the journey for Biafra restoration as handed over by Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. They are afraid of us that is why they are deploying troops in Biafra land. We are not moved by the Operation Python Dance declared in the zone by the military, we say enough is enough for slavery, intimidation and relegation to the background. We are Biafrans and they should allow us to be. MASSOB under my leadership is the same with IPOB”.
“We must continue to work together, no man, no power, no threat will stop, Biafra restoration of certain. Nobody can destroy Biafra or destroy Nnamdi Kanu. We shall continue to be nonviolent in the struggle no matter the provocation by the security agents. It is only Nigeria that is still maintaining the name given to it by the colonial masters. Other countries have changed their names through separations but Nigeria still maintain their name”.
He said that the Arewa Youths and their elders withdrew the quit notice they gave the Igbos because the middle belt they have been using to fight their wars told them they were not part of the agenda, saying “that the deployment of troops in South-East was because they thought the MASSOB have agenda on October 1 but “we don’t have any hidden agenda”.
The Biafrans in Diaspora goodwill massage read by Mr. Lotachukwu Okolie, said that struggle, even though may seem murky and cloudy with the encircling of enemies the agitators should not fear not those that trust in their chariots and weapon of war because they with God.
There is need for unification of Biafrans with an impenetrable wall of love that no enemy can find crack to sneak from especially among the for fronts of the leadership of the struggle.
“Our unity of purpose and spirt of oneness, strength in numbers and our believed in never ignore the cry of our brothers. We in the diaspora are keenly following development from Nigeria state, that is only worst by day, from the daily tramping of every basic human rights of Biafra to outright mass-murdering, to subjecting our people to all manner of inhuman and degrading treatment”.
The Chairman and Board of Trustees of International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY) in his remarks, accused the federal government of dividing the country by not doing what they suppose to do to keep Nigeria together as well as deploying soldiers to South-East geopolitical zone.
He said that the federal government has failed to right some wrongs of successive administration including the present government instead it deploying soldiers to do the job of the police, thereby creating unnecessary tension in the zone, saying that despite of deployment of troops the people were ready to die because they have been deprived of their rights.
In their remarks, the South-East Regional Coordinator of Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) Mr. Adeleke Michael and Movement for Oduduwa Republic Mr.Makanjuola Muhammed said that they were not against of Biafra restoration because they themselves in Yoruba land want freedom from Hausa/Fulani oligarch.
They however used the forum to apologize for the Biafrans for alleged betrayal of their elders during the Nigerian civil war, saying the new generation they represent are working with the Biafrans to actualize the Biafran restoration and Oduduwa liberation from the Hausa/Fulani oligarchs