Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki
The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has warned against the continued attacks on the people of South East and their businesses in Lagos State.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, the leader of the pro-Biafra group, Uchenna Madu, warned that there would be dire consequences if such was not stopped.
This was even as the group commended the social-cultural Yoruba organisation, Afenifere, for condemning the attacks on the Igbo and preaching peace.
The statement partly read: “The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned of dire consequences of systematic attack or organised killings of the people of Biafra that are resident in Oduduwa land mostly in Lagos State.
“Ndigbo are not cowards or afraid of any motivated or sponsored attack against our people in Lagos State or any other part of Nigerian state. We can no longer watch and pretend that we don’t know the evil plans of a popular politician in Lagos and his co travellers against the people of Biafra in Lagos State. We shall continue and not relent in the defence of the people of Biafra anywhere in Nigeria.
“One good thing the last presidential election has brought home to Biafrans worldwide is that despite the machination of our detractors, the Biafran world speaks with one voice as clearly shown in the total and utter rejection of a band of marauders and killers with their armed herdsmen intent on snuffing the very life out of Biafrans.
“Through the votes of every Biafran living in occupied Biafraland and beyond, the verdict came out loud and clear that we reject a blood-sucking, bloodletting regime including their hired minions and saboteurs in Biafraland.
“A thousand Python Dance crude intimidation and outright bribery has not and will not shake our faith in our quest to exit Nigeria. We know those who have joined forces with our enemies to openly declare war on us on our land in the name of elections.
“Biafran citizens living in different parts of Nigeria are encouraged to keep exercising their right to vote especially at the coming governorship elections on the 9th of March 2019, both in Biafraland and in Lagos, a state where we have contributed immensely to its development.
“MASSOB wishes to remind our Yoruba brethren under the same British/Fulani imposed yoke that our hands of fellowship are always extended to the people of Oduduwa. We have been part and parcel of the enormous effort of our leaders from across both sides of the Niger to have a permanent handshake.
“We will not allow a few greedy, wicked, devil-infested spirits, and merchants of death for lucre to destroy the understanding we have built up with you this few years. We know and identify the subtle handiwork of their Fulani handlers, intent on causing ethnic strife to deflect our attention from the recent ‘Guinness Book of Record’ criminal heist of our votes at the presidential elections.
“We appreciate the efforts of Afenifere to douse the tension created by some of their lost sons. We are watching the security agencies keenly as they continue protecting criminals who now steal with bullion vans while intimidating non-violent Biafrans in Nigeria,” the statement concluded.