THE leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, had provided vehicles to Igbo residents in the North-East of Nigeria to come back home. In a statement made on his behalf by the MASSOB Director of Sanitation, Mr Emma Dinyele, on Thursday, in Awka, he said Chief Uwazurike urged the Igbo and, by extension, all southerners to return home instead of being slaughtered like a cow in their own country. He said the MASSOB leader provided the vehicles because of the hike in fares charged on southern residents in the North-East, who wanted to return home for fear of crisis before, during and after the general election. Chief Uwazurike regretted that instead of the transporters, who were of the southern extraction, curtailing and reducing the fares, which is supposed to be part of their own contribution to the returnees, they had always increased their fares. Government and different organisations, especially women and NGOs, have commended the MASSOB leader for this gesture and advised other southern leaders, especially the Igbo to imitate him. In his comments, one of the OHANEZE NDIGBO leaders, the National Treasurer, Chief Damian Okeke Ogene, commended Chief Uwazurike and said that this type of gesture is what Igbo leaders are expected to do for the people.