The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) reiterated its demand for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who, according to their statement, was abducted and detained by the Nigerian federal government.
“We call upon the Igbo political, traditional and religious leaders to rise in defense of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu” the statement, signed by National Director of Information) MASSOB,
Comrade Edeson Samuel said.
It further read “Our leaders should emulate the eloquent and bold steps taken by the leaders of Yoruba nation in defense of their son, Sunday Igboho. MASSOB urge Igbo leaders to learn how to protect and preserve their own.
“President Muhamadu Buhari and his Fulani tribal leaders have always protect and preserve their Miyetti Allah, terrorist Fulani heardsmen and armed bandits because they don’t believe in the coperate existence of Nigeria where equity and true federalism works.
“MASSOB acknowledged the eloquent efforts of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in quality representation of Ndigbo in Nigeria, we equally salute Governors Samuel Otorm and Okezie Ikpeazu of Benue and Abia states for their positive reactions against the abduction of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the President Muhamadu Buhari led federal government.
“MASSOB condemned any activity that will jeopardize the security and economy of Ndigbo in Nigeria. Our people were harshly subjected to economical and political slavery in Nigeria, we can’t continue to inflict more economic pains on Ndigbo, Igbo economic interest must be considered first.
“MASSOB advice IPOB to reach out and build more synergy with strategic Igbo leaders for release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Declaration of weekly sit at home order and closing of major markets in Igbo land amounts to self economic destruction of Igbo businesses. MASSOB will continue to engage Ndigbo for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”.