Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has reiterated that they want nothing short of referendum to exit from Nigeria.
Leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, in a release made available to news men, noted that Biafra was not a new nation and should be given full autonomy.
“Biafra as a kingdom existed many centuries before the amalgamation of the entire geographical areas called Nigeria in 1914. Before the coming of the Portuguese to Biafra land and eventual subdue by the British who later colonised Nigeria, the people of Biafra has nothing to do with the Hausa -Fulani – Yoruba tribe either politically, economically, culturally, religiously or socially.
“It was the British because of their political and economic interest crowned with envy against the future existence of the people of Biafra yoked the people of Biafra with that of Arewa and Oduduwa in this contraception called Nigeria.
“Many Nigerian nationalists and some elders who have realised the impending dangers of continuous and hypocritical existence of Nigeria are now calling for the restructuring of Nigeria.
“The agitation for equity, Justice and self determination from ethnic nationalities that comprises Biafra, the violent activities of Boko Haram associated with their demands for Islamic state and the struggle for regional autonomy for the people of Middle Belt is all eloquent and dreading signs that this entity called Nigeria is merely existing for a limited time.
“The ethnic pressure groups and activities of MASSOB, IPOB, Niger Delta Avengers, Biafra People National Council, Lower Niger Congress, AFRA DESCENDANTS, EPC, BLC, Biafra Niger Delta militant Warriors etc are all evidences of the political imbalance, systematic injustice, political domination and economical, academical, religious and social slavery experience daily by Eastern/ Middle Belt regions of Nigeria.
“MASSOB insist that referendum is the only solution for these numerous gigantic political imbalances against the …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot