MASSOB backs out of IPOB Sit-at-home order


Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has reacted to the sit-at-home order handed down by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on October 1.

In a statement on Thursday by its leader, Uchenna Madu said it will not be participating in the directive to protest various killings and injustice done to the people of South East. Madu declared that Nigeria is a failed state at 60, after independence and does not worth celebrating.

He said: “We declare Nigeria as a dead state which has nothing to celebrate. At 60 years of independence, Nigeria is still struggling to stand up. Other nations, that got political independence with Nigeria in the same period like Malaysia, have gone very far in global recognition.

“Though the British colonial masters did not design Nigeria to flourish and progress as a reputable entity.

“Under President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian state has turned to Fulani empire where every other major and minor ethnic nationalities are not regarded. Fulani acknowledges their cows more than other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

“Any exercise that will derail the organised protest strike against the incessant increase of fuel prices and electric bills by the Nigeria Labour Union, Trade Union and Civil Society Organisations is working against the overall interest of the citizens. October 1 is a day of a national protest against the insensitivity of President Buhari’s administration.

“Biafra sit-at-home exercise is not significant on Nigeria’s special day. Whatever exercise Biafrans observe on October 1 will be viewed as supporting the dead Nigeria. May 30 is Biafra day anniversary.”

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