September 15, 2016 – MASSOB Replies Buhari’s Threat Against Biafra, Group Says Biafran Revolution Is Indestructible
Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged threats of crushing Biafra and his comments warning Igbo corps members serving in Katsina to forget Biafra.
In a statement signed by the MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, the group stressed that: “No man born of a woman can crush Biafra because God, history and humanity are on our side, the Biafran revolution is indestructible.”
Continuing the statement read: “Buhari’s militarized administration is the worst government Nigerians have ever experienced. His leadership style of enforcing and imposing a sectional agenda on the rest of Nigeria has by far justified our struggle for Biafra actualization. His brazen ethno-religious interests have further re-awakened and strengthened the Biafran consciousness.”
MASSOB noted that arresting, detaining, dehumanizing and torture of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Lotachukwu Okoli, Benjamin Onwuka and 23 other pro-Biafra detainees at Awka and Onitsha prisons including the constant clampdown on Biafra agitators by Nigerian security forces might seem for some, a solution to the problem, but as US President, Barack Obama said in his 2015 United Nations General Assembly speech: “A government that suppresses peaceful dissent is not showing strength; it is showing weakness and it is showing fear.”