The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has threatened to shut down the country if the Federal Government makes good its threat to prosecute Chief Ralph Uwazuruike with treasonable offence. Addressing journalists yesterday in Onitsha, the Regional Administrator, Onitsha North, Vincent Ilo, said the group though remained non violent, would have been pushed to the wall by the Federal Government.
On the coming sit-at-home order, Ilo said the group had remained resolved in effecting the order on June 8 to pray and fast for liberation and emancipation of Ndigbo as well as remember the six Igbo indigenes murdered in Apo village in 2005.
“As you are aware, six innocent Igbo traders were killed in Apo village, Abuja extra-judicially on June 8, 2005 by policemen led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Seven years after the murder of our kinsmen, the principal actor in the said murder is still walking the streets a free man.”
“It is imperative that the International community should know our security challenges in Nigeria. It is on this premise that MASSOB requests Ndigbo all over the world to sit at home on Saturday June 8, to reflect on the continued massacre of our people in Nigeria” he said.
The Regional Administrator further disclosed that over 20 members of MASSOB were arrested by security agents yesterday in Oyi Council Area, while having their normal meeting and called on President Goodluck Jonathan to order the unconditional release of their members.
He expressed dismay that the Federal Government was negotiating amnesty for Boko Haram members who were known killers, while it is planning a clampdown on non violent MASSOB. He said that such incursion by federal government could bring the entire country into chaos.
Courtesy The Sun
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