MASSOB PRO-BIAFRAN group, the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), has decried the occupational Government of Nigeria’s inability to honour the agreement reached with it over the release of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, two months after the dialogue held.
The group in a statement in Enugu yesterday signed by its leader, Uchenna Madu, said the Federal Government’s inability to honour the pact goes a long way to show the insincerity and hypocrisy of this administration.
Madu recalled a meeting held at the residence of a prominent Igbo leader on December 22, last year in Enugu with representatives of the Federal Government and officials of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, Abuja, where it was agreed that Kanu would be released.
He said: “The Occupational Government of nigeria representatives assured us that based on their findings, observations, interactions, feelings and grievances of Ndi Igbo during the weeklong tour which climaxed with meeting of the leadership of Biafra agitators; that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be released to an Igbo leader of our choice after their report and intimate meeting with the presidency.
“Two months after the meeting, instead of heeding to our agreement of releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which will reduce the political tension and uprising in Biafraland, Nigeria government continued to unleash terror on our people and deriving joy in killing of our non violent Biafrans.”
While commending Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose for his staunch support and defense of Kanu and non-violent Biafran agitators, the group stated that the governor’s stand has proved him “a true nationalist who has the interest of the people at heart. He is worth more than some Igbo governors”.
The group condemned the alleged silence of Igbo governors and Senators on the plight of Kanu and other Biafran agitators, stressing that it would not deter the struggle for Biafra.
“MASSOB is elated that some Niger delta groups have joined the Biafran struggle. We support every group with genuine mission, mind and position on Biafra actualization no matter the system they apply”