By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu has called on the people of Igbo descent to avoid any acts of destructive demonstrations or activities that will endanger their lives in the hands of the security agencies.
A statement on Sunday by the group’s Director of Information, Comrade Edeson Samuel insisted that the demonstration and expression of citizens’ inalienable rights are constitutional and legal, saying that it must be done in the confinement of the principals of non violence.
While describing MASSOB as the mother that gave birth to all other Pro Biafra organizations, it advised all pro Biafra agitators irrespective of their group to desist from actions that will lead to avoidable death and shedding of innocent Biafran blood.
The statement read in part, “We shall never engage in activities or actions that will give fertile ground for the soldiers of our oppressors to commit massacre on our people
“The three weeks old peaceful Nigerian Youths protests have been hijacked by sponsored hoodlums who derive joy in looting, maiming and destruction of public and private properties of Ndigbo.
“Our enemies have laid siege and ambushes against Ndigbo throughout Biafra land. We are not cowards, we are not jittery, we are applying wisdom that will save the lives of our people. The people of Biafra should go about their businesses and engage themselves in meaningful activities that will promote the spirit of Biafranism.”
MASSOB warned Igbo people not to exhibit tribalism in the activities of Nigeria Youths protests.
It added, “Our enemies are looking for an opportunity to reduce the population of Ndigbo through express shooting, we should not give our enemies mindless opportunities to maim our people. There is enough agony in our land, our people are still mourning the unfortunate loss of lives and properties of Ndigbo in the last week carnage.
“MASSOB advise that every pro Biafra demonstration or attachments of pro Biafra agitators to the Nigerian youths protests shall pause because the Inspector General of police has ordered his men to shoot at sight any group of protesters found on the street protesting irrespective of what that group stand foř. That is why they are shooting sporadically, killing innocent citizens.”