A faction of the separatist group, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has issued a one week ultimatum to the Federal Government to immediately release the detained Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, or face severe sanctions, Vanguard reports.
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 and Martin Luther King Jr.”.
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.
The director who expressed regrets with the south east governors, Igbo senators, monarchs as well as leaders for not identifying with the MASSOB struggle, warned that MASSOB would hold the Igbo governors and senators to account if Kanu is not released.
He stated that the south/south and southeast are now better united in the struggle.
The factional MASSOB group warned the federal government to immediately release Nnamdi Kanu now or before Monday or face a severe action that will bring Nigeria to her knees.
“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,” he said.