A faction of the separatist group, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has given the federal government of Nigeria seven days ultimatum to release Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu, or face severe sanctions.
The group gave the ultimatum, in a statement signed by its director of Information, Comrade Uche Madu, in which he said, at the expiration of ultimatum, MASSOB would “unleash the potency of non-violence which includes civil disobedience, civil unrest, non-cooperation, civil /massive boycott as was done during the emancipation struggle of Ghandi of India & Martin Luther King junior”.
Madu affirmed that the action is sequel to the nationwide protest embarked by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, demanding for the release of Kanu and pledged full support to the protest by the IPOB, stressing that they would not relent till their agitation is actualized.
He stated that the south/south and southeast are now better united in the struggle.
Madu also pledged MASSOB’s full support to the protest by the Independent Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB), adding that that they would not relent till their agitation sees the light of day.
The director also expressed his disappointments in South east governors, Igbo senators, traditional leaders and other prominent leaders for not identifying with the MASSOB struggle, warning that MASSOB would hold them to account if Kanu is not released.
He said: “For the sake of Biafra’s love for our fatherland and the spirit of brotherhood, MASSOB shall continue to identify with genuine and selfless Biafra agitation as showcased in Nnamdi Kanu.
“Only some few disgruntled elements and Abuja errand boys from eastern region are always against Biafra. MASSOB shall hold Igbo governors, National Assembly members, traditional rulers and opinion leaders heavily responsible if Nnamdi Kanu is not released coming week.
“The continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will worsen the already fragile security situation in Nigeria. Factional MASSOB, IPOB and other genuine groups are now ready.”
It will be recalled that Kanu was arrested and arraigned secretly at the Magistrate Court, Wuse 11, Abuja by the DSS, but was later granted bail on October 19, but he hasn’t been released.