The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Friday challenged the leader of Arewa Youths, Yerima Shettima and his colleagues not to be cowards by reviewing their October 1 quit notice asking Igbos to vacate the North.
MASSOB issued the challenge while stressing that it was not bothered about Arewa youths’ plan to review their quit notice earlier issued.
In a statement signed by its National leader, Uchenna Madu, the pro-Biafra group dared Arewa youths not to review its earlier order because the world is waiting to see what “political drama” they will create.
Madu said: “The review of the quit notice means absolutely nothing to us. We are not moved by their antics and I can assure you, we would not be found anywhere rejoicing over the review or withdrawal of the quit notice given to the people of Biafra by a coalition of Arewa youth groups.
“Whatever the plan or motive behind their ultimatum on Ndigbo to vacate the north should be carried out, or have they suddenly become cowards in their own land?
“The economic, social and rural developments of Arewa land are largely masterminded by the Ndigbo.
“MASSOB do hereby charge the coalition of the Arewa Youths not to back out from their threat against Ndigbo living in Arewa land.
“We advise Yerima Shettima and his ‘cowardly colleagues’ not to change their minds on the October 1 deadline,
“The world is waiting to see the latest political drama that will erupt in Africa.
“Your threats cannot stop MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups from actualizing and restoring the independent state of Biafra.
“Today the so called Northern Nigeria is drastically, irreparably and condemnable divided both politically and religiously.”