The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) has restated its hope of realising Biafra Republic without engaging in violence.
The group stated this yesterday during its celebration to mark the 17th anniversary of its formation.
A press statement sent to our correspondent in Awka and signed by Mazi Stephen Okonkwo and Comrade Ugochukwu Onyema; both coordinator and Secretary of the group in Anambra stated the readiness of the group to commit their lives in continuation of the the struggle and restoration of sovereign state of Biafra through non violence.
The group dismissed claims of splinter groups from it, saying that such confusion was orchestrated by its former leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike who has been expelled from it by members who were disenchanted by his leadership style.
“17 years of our long walk to freedom can never be jeopardized, compromised or corrupted, the reformation and rededication of our new leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu has brought back our lost confidence and trust on Biafra actualization.
“MASSOB in Anambra state shall never relent in Biafra struggle because the truth shall always prevail over falsehood.” MASSOB wrote.
The group further said, “Today, as we remember our brothers and sisters whose lives were cut short because of Biafra in the hands of Nigeria security agents.
“Today, we the remnants of genuine MASSOB activist also remember the parents of our fallen heroes, some are still traumatized, some are dead because of shock while others are living ghost of themselves.