The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have finally resolved to put an end to their protests and demonstrations. This consensual disclosure was made known after a meeting of the two pro-Biafra groups, IPOB and MASSOB. A joint resolution was signed to this effect on Tuesday, by National Secretary (MASSOB) Ugwuoke Ibem and Spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful.
“We have decided to halt our demonstration, protest to pave way for the much published dialogue on Nnamdi Kanu’s release. Our withdrawal from the major cities of Biafraland is not out of cowardice but to prove maturity, professionalism as a decent self determined group.
“We hereby issue an ultimatum to the Federal Government to prove their seriousness and sincerity on the much published dialogue on the release of Nnamdi Kanu. We shall continue with our non violence self determination on Biafra. MASSOB, IPOB will never relent or backside on the agitation for Biafra actualization. We condemn the stupidity, sabotage statement of Ralph Uwazuruike that IPOB, MASSOB introduced violence in Biafra struggle.
“Uwazuruike is a drowning man who is living on yesterday shadow. Uwazuruike has lost his grip on Biafra issues because of his deviation,compromise,open romance with Nigeria Government which has grossly affected his personality. We warn Uwazuruike and his brainwashed group to stop dragging MASSOB, IPOB into a shameless,naked dance of visionless, missionless,blind existence,” the statement read
It would be reacalled, the two pro-Biafra groups had staged series of protests in the past one month, over the continued detention of the Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian police has denied killing pro-Biafan protesters during a march in Onitsha, Anambra state, in the early hours of 2 December.
Oleehkukyu Ali, spokesperson for the police in Anambra, disclosed that police forces were deployed because the protest was disrupting the peace.