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‘Buhari Is Jittery Over Biafra’ – MASSOB Leader Says No Man Can Crush Agitations

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The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable, arguing that the president’s view showed that he has not realized that a new trend of resolving such issues had taken over.

The president, while meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a group who paid him Sallah homage at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, rehashed a 1960s civil war quote by former military ruler, General Yakubu Gowon’s saying that “the task of keeping Nigeria as one united entity is a task that must be done”.

Reacting to the president’s statement, MASSOB leader, Chief Uchenna Madu said the movement totally disagreed with the president, describing his statement as an expression of somebody who still believed in old ways of doing things.

MASSOB, is a secessionist group that embraces the tenets of nonviolence. It was founded by Ralph Uwazuruike, a lawyer, who is now its factional leader.

“The president, in inner sense of reasoning, believes that he will easily crush Biafra, maybe with his intimidating tendencies over Igbo governors, National Assembly members, religious/ opinion/ political leaders,” Madu said. “MASSOB views the President’s constant negative comments on Biafra consciousness as a sign of jittery.

“As every revolutionary struggle has its own methodology, the current Biafran struggle for actualization and
restoration will continue to unfold confusing methods to the president.

“The involvement of Niger Delta Avengers and other Niger Delta freedom fighters in the Biafra struggle will continue to hunt those opposed to the actualization of Biafra,” the MASSOB leader said.

Madu said some of the decisions of the present administration in Nigeria were even assisting and justifying the struggle for the Biafra Republic, adding that the consciousness of Christians in the Southern part and Middle Belt of the country had been reawakened.

He boasted that no man can crush Biafra because, according to him, God, history and humanity were on the side of the agitators.

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