The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for surreptitiously reminding innocent youth corps members of Igbo extraction, serving in Katsina State, of the sordid experience of their forebears, during the 30-month old war for freedom.
The MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, who made the group’s position known in a press statement, also opined that there was no point singling out Ndigbo, out of the corps members that paid him the Sallah visit.
“Telling the Igbo youth corps members to inform their fellow Igbo youths in MASSOB to stop Biafran agitation, shows that he (Buhari) directly recognizes the corps members as Biafrans,” Comrade Madu said. According to the MASSOB leader, “Buhari still erroneously think that with his kinsmen in vital positions in the military, he will easily crush Biafra.
MASSOB views Buhari’s constant negative comments on Biafra as a way of reawakening consciousness among Biafrans, even as he is jittery and unsteady about our doggedness towards actualizing our lofty dream. “We want President Buhari to continue to make similar statements that aptly express his frustration.
No man can crush Biafra because God, history and humanity are on our side.” He equally reminded the President that the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu, Lotachukwu Okoli and a host of others, as well as the killing, persecution, prosecution, mesmerization, suppression and oppression of Biafrans, cannot quench the agitation.