Monday, 23 November 2015

MASSOB threatens to move against Ohanaeze Ndigbo over Biafra utterances

Biafra protest
The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra has threatened to move against leaders of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo if they fail to guide their utterances over the Biafra agitation.

In a press statement on Sunday in Awka, Anambra State, by MASSOB’s national director of information, Uchenna Madu, the secessionist group described Ohanaeze’s utterances against the Biafra agitation as selfish and irresponsible.

The Ohanaeze chairman in Anambra State, Dr Chris Eluemunoh, had on Friday described the agitation for Biafra by some Igbo youths as a “madness,” saying that “Biafra died in 1970” when the Nigerian civil war ended.

But MASSOB, in the statement, said the Ohanaeze’s comment was vexatious and would be marched with desired punishment should it continue.
The statement read, “The widely acceptance and consciousness of Biafra can never be thwarted or dislocated by disgruntled Igbo.
“The Anambra State chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo statement against Biafra is selfish and irresponsible. He’s an Igbo saboteur who always would sell his family because of money.
“How can a self-acclaimed Igbo leader openly and shamefully disown and condemn Biafra, the living symbol of Igbo survival?”
It added that “MASSOB still believes that Ohanaeze Ndigbo cannot disown Biafra because the national leadership is still silent on this issue, but if finally it does, the Igbo nation will also disown and expel them from Igbo land.
“MASSOB warns Igbo to stop making open derogatory statements against Biafra or we shall banish them from Igbo land.

“MASSOB shall continue to represent the genuine interest of Ndigbo.”

Credit: Punch

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