Monday, 30 May 2016

MASSOB Distances Itself From Onitsha and Asaba Clashes

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) has said that they are not part of the Biafran anniversary celebrations that led to a bloody clash between soldiers and pro-Biafran activists.
In a telephone interview with PUNCH, MASSOB leader Uchenna Madu, said: “We’re not involved in the protest that paralysed commercial activities in the area.”
Madu, however, accused security operatives of killing innocent and unarmed Nigerians.
“Security operatives of the Federal Government are arresting and killing people who are non-violent. Is it because we are not armed? It appears the only language the Nigerian security understands is violence.
This issue is not about MASSOB or IPOB. It is about Ndigbo generally. In the ongoing killings, innocent people were also targets.
The government is negotiating with Niger Delta militants and faceless Boko Haram, but is threatening to wipe out pro-Biafra agitators because they are Igbo,” Madu said.

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