By BARBARA KALU
A splinter group of the Movement for the Actualization of the
Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has issued a seven-day
ultimatum to the Federal Government to release the detained
Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of
Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, or face actions that will cripple Nigeria.
The group gave the ultimatum, in a statement issued on Monday
by its Director of Information, Comrade Uche Madu, where it
threatened that MASSOB would at the expiration of ultimatum,
“unleash the potency of non-violence which includes civil disobe
dience, civil unrest, non-cooperation, civil/massive boycott as was
done during the emancipation struggle of Ghandi of India & Martin
Luther King junior.”
Madu disclosed that the action is sequel to the nationwide protest
embarked by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday,
demanding the release of Kanu and pledged full support to the
protest by the IPOB, stressing that they would not relent till their
agitation is actualized.
While expressing regrets with the Southeast governors, Igbo
senators, monarchs as well as leaders for not identifying with the
MASSOB struggle, the Director warned that his group would hold
the Igbo governors and senators to account if Kanu is not
Noting that the South-south and South-east are now better united
in the struggle, he said “For the sake of Biafra’s love for our
fatherland and the spirit of brotherhood, MASSOB shall continue to
identify with genuine and selfless Biafra agitation as showcased in
The factional MASSOB group warned the federal government to
immediately release Nnamdi Kanu now or before Monday or face
a severe action that will bring Nigeria to her knees. Ndigbo and
South-South are much wiser, united and hungry for Biafra now.
“Only some few disgruntled elements and Abuja errand boys
from eastern region are always against Biafra. MASSOB shall hold
Igbo governors, National Assembly members, traditional rulers
and opinion leaders heavily responsible if Nnamdi Kanu is not
released coming week.
“The continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will worsen the
already fragile security situation in Nigeria. Factional MASSOB,
IPOB and other genuine groups are now ready,” Madu stated.
By BARBARA KALU