By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Movement For The Actualization Of The Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) has described the death of Dr Dozie Ikedife as a great physical loss to Biafra nation and her citizens at large.
Late Ikedife who was a one time president of Ohaneze Ndigbo died on Tuesday, Decembet 11, 2018. after an age related illness.
In a statement made available to journalists in Awka by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, the group extolled the leadership qualities of Ikedife while alive saying that he brought change in the organization.
The statement reads in part, “Ikedife served Ndigbo in many areas till he joined our ancestors. His leasership as the vice chairman of elders Ndigbo and Biafrans can never be erased or historically forgotten.
“He never hide his identity when he eloquently declared publicly that he is a Biafran without fear of arrest or detention by Nigeria oppressive government.
“MASSOB will continue to remember his dedication and sacrifices to Ndigbo and Biafrans in general.
“We still remember that it was under his leadership as the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo that Ohaneze Ndigbo publicly declared her support for MASSOB.
“Though we miss his physical presence, we know that he has joined Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Col Joe Achuzie, General Philip Efiong and numerous Biafran heroes to fight and defend Biafra nation in the spirit world.”
“We commiserate with the family of Dr Ikedife, our great Biafran leader, a mentor, commander and a philanthropist who never gave up on what he believed especially the Biafra course.
MASSOB further reiterated its faith in God Almighty for a speedy Biafra actualization and restoration saying that the Biafra project will never be abandoned which it described Ikedife as a pioneer leader.