Monday, 9 November 2015

Nnamdi Kanu: MASSOB Gives FG 7 Days Ultimatum

A faction of the Move­ment for the Ac­tualization of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has given the federal government of Nigeria seven days ultimatum to release Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by the group’s director of information, Comrade Uche Madu, the group said failure to release Kanu will bring about severe action that will bring Nigeria to her knees.

Madu said: ‘‘MASSOB would unleash the potency of non-violence which includes civil disobe­dience, civil unrest, non-cooperation, civil /massive boycott as was done during the emancipation struggle of Ghandi of India & Martin Luther King junior”.

Madu also pledged MASSOB’s full support to the protest by the Independent Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB), adding that  that they would not relent till their agitation sees the light of day.

He also berated  South east governors, Igbo senators, traditional leaders and other prominent leaders for not identifying with the MASSOB struggle, warning that  MASSOB would hold them to account if Kanu is not released.

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 Nnamdi Kanu.

“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.”

It will be recalled that Kanu was arrested and arraigned secretly at the Magistrate Court, Wuse 11, Abuja by the DSS, but was later granted bail on October 19, but he hasn’t been released.

IPOB supporters has been protesting against Kanu’s detention in Rivers, Anambra and Delta states.