… Says Nothing Can Stop Agitation
The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB), on Tuesday held its 17thanniversary in Ikom, Cross River State, amidst high spirit by its members.
In the carnival like procession, members of the group from all parts of the state including Ogoja, Ugep, Obubra, Obudu and Abi, went through major streets in Ikom, chanting victory songs and the Biafra anthem.
Speaking, the zonal leader of MASSOB in Cross River, Mr. Samuel Okah, said the rally was to mark the seventeen years of peaceful struggle for the actulisation of a nation for the people of Biafra.
He said despite all odds, MASSOB had come to stay, expressing optimism that no force can deter the movement from its age long peaceful agitation for self-rule.
“It has been seventeen years of peaceful agitation by the people of Biafra, led by Chief Ralph Uwazurike. We are no doubt making steady progress for the coming to fruition of our efforts, which is a clear demonstration of the fact that peaceful efforts get more mileage than violence”, he said.
Okah argued that the earlier the President Buhari’s led administration let the people go their separate way, the better for the nation.
He decried the current economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians, saying it was foretold by the great Biafra leaders.
Okah explained that the prevailing economic situation in Nigeria was not strange to MASSOB members because they had already been groomed for today’s Spartan life style.
“We in MASSOB do not know if there is anything like hardship or poverty in the land because we have prepared for those things. We saw these things coming and when our leader was telling Nigerian government what was coming, they did not listen” Okah added.
He cautioned the Federal Government against its continuous deployment of troops in either the Niger Delta or south east of Nigeria, noting that such action will never solve the problems at hand.