This is even as factional leader of MASSOB, Comrade Solomon Chukwu, warned the Federal Government to stop arresting, detaining and seizing Biafra passports.
Chukwu, who spoke through MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, at the end of a meeting of the two groups in Gokana, Rivers State, assured the people of Niger Delta that they would have control of their resources as soon as Biafra was realised.
According to Okereafor, Freeman, who led the Ogoni delegation to the meeting promised that MOSOP would partner MASSOB in the Biafran struggle.
He said Freeman lamented the suffering of his people under Nigeria, stressing that they were looking for a platform to liberate his people, which he said MASSOB provides.
The MASSOB leader who described Ogoni land as the engine house of Nigeria, regretted that its people had been neglected by Nigeria but promised that something substantial would be done for the area under a Biafran government.
MASSOB also warned the Federal Government to desist from impounding Biafra identity cards because according to it, the passports are valid and accepted in countries across the globe. It insisted that many Biafra citizens had travelled overseas with the passport without hitches.
Okereafor said: “I assure you the Biafran passport is valid. Except Nigeria, other countries accept the passport and allow our citizens to travel with it. In Europe, North and South America, Biafra passport is accepted. Go to neighbouring Ghana, they will stamp it for you.
“Don’t be confused by the propaganda of the Nigerian government that there is nothing like Biafra passport. MASSOB appeals to Biafra citizens to procure their passport and travel with it. If you doubt me, get a Nigerian passport while I have my Biafran passport; when we get to Europe, you will see who they will welcome.
“Many people with the Nigerian passport have been repatriated, but have you heard of anybody with Biafran passport receiving such ill-treatment?”
He said the passport costs N5,000 and could be renewed with N2,000, even as he denied reports that people who bought the passport are being turned back at various airports. (The Nation)