By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has condemned the incessant criminal terrorism and security detoriation in Igbo land.
The group said that the various acts of criminal terrorism which includeattack of security personnel, government properties and prominent citizens of the southeast are sponsored by enemies of Ndigbo.
MASSOB regretted the recent attack on former Central Bank Governor, Prof Charles Soludo during a stakeholders’ meeting in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of the state, the recent killings in Ebonyi State by Fulani herdsmen, as well as the Imo State prison break.
A statement by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uche Madu said, “Through MASSOB intelligence Agency, we found out that all these attacks are being sponsored and executed by federal government of Nigeria through their protected militiamen called bandits and unknown gunmen.
“Their primary aim is to discredit non violence pro Biafra freedom fighters like MASSOB and IPOB. They want to create an erroneous impression that pro Biafra agitators have turned violent and militancy.
“How can untrained and amatures with no military training overpower the entire security apparatus of Nigeria in South East? Why is it that there was no security resistance during the breaking up of owerri prisons and Imo State police headquarters in an operation that lasted more than one hour.
“Nigeria military cantonment, Obinze Owerri is seven minutes drive to the scenes of the crime, Imo State MOPOL base is three minutes drive to the scenes of the crime but no resistance from security agencies.
“The terrorist attacks in Owerri are part of the ongoing destructive measures by the President Muhamadu Buhari led administration to discredit and blackmail the pro Biafra organizations to create an erroneous impression that Biafrans are waging war against Nigeria. Igbo land is the most peaceful and unterrorised region.
MASSOB urged Governor Hope Uzodinma to stop heaping blames on IPOB or ESN or any other pro Biafra organization, saying that Pro Biafra agitators are not responsible for all the terrorist activities in Igbo land.
“President Muhamadu Buhari and his Fulani cabals are responsible. The fulani commissioners of police and military chiefs in Igbo land are partners in these terrorist activities in Biafra land.
“They will never stop until they achieve their desired aim. More destructive attacks will still come unless Southeast governors and other political, traditional and opinion leaders of Igbo land quickly convene a security meeting where critical stakeholders will put a lasting strategy that will stop these devastative implosion coming to Biafra land.
“The federal government of Nigeria led by President Muhamadu Buhari is plotting to militralise the entire Biafra land in disguise of searching for pro Biafra agitators.
“They are planning to intimidate and inflict fear on our people to frustrate Ndigbo from clamouring for 2023 presidency”, the statement added.