Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:52 am
Despite the anger it is generating across the country, the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) said it is in full support to the order issued by some youth groups ordering Igbo people residing in the Northern States of the country to vacate on or before October 1, 2017.
A coalition of Northern oriented youth groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum had on Tuesday in Kaduna ordered All Igbo in the North to leave the region on or before October 1st in reaction to the recent “sit-at-home” order protest in the Southeastern states for the commemoration of Biafra 50 years anniversary on May 30.
They also asked Northerners living in the North to return home.
The Northern State Governors had in statement yesterday condemned the call of the youths while calling for their arrest.
But in reaction to the threat, MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu said that the pro-Biafra agitators he leads were giving 100 percent support to the order.
Madu, said MASSOB was aware of the quit notice which he claimed was sponsored their youths to threaten Igbo having seen that Biafra is a reality.
The statement read “The latest quit notice order by the Coalition of Northern youths under the umbrella of Arewa youths is not a surprise gift to Biafrans residing in Arewa land. MASSOB is aware that such rascality will happen.
“As a matter of facts, this is the only rascality exhibited by sponsored Arewa youths to forcefully exit the people of Biafra residing in Arewa land that MASSOB will hundred percent support. Their Boko Haram tactics didn’t work as planned. MASSOB gladly received the good news of quit notice order to the people of Biafra living in Arewa land. We pledge our total support towards this divinely approved quit notice.
“MASSOB congratulates the Arewa political, religious, traditional and opinion leaders who sponsored their youths wing by using Arewa House in Kaduna for this greatest meeting of a coalition of Islamic fundamentalist. MASSOB is hereby advising the people of Biafra mostly the Igbo living in Northern Nigeria (Arewa land) to take this quit notice serious as the plan to violently kill your children, wives and demolish your investments are already perfected”.
MASSOB added that his group would not defend Igbo people living in the North should the Northern youths attack them for failing to obey the order.
“MASSOB will never fight or defend your lives and properties in Hausa-Fulani land. The consciousness and realities of Biafra is highly overwhelming now. The northern leaders are no longer comfortable in facing the Biafran reality, their president (Muhammad Buhari) they so much hoped to use as an obstacle to Biafra emancipation is struggling to breathe.
“As there is no other alternative to stopping Biafra freedom, the northern leaders have resorted in using their youths wing to start terrorising the people of Biafra living in the northern region. What they saw on the sit at home exercise of marking 50 years anniversary celebration of Biafra declaration by General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu marvelled them irrespective of the promises made to them by their stooges in Biafra land.
“MASSOB urge our people to start returning home now. Don’t wait till the three months of quit notice to expire. MASSOB is begging our people to re-invest their investments back to Biafra land.”