SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA – The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said that the Biafra struggle cannot be renounced.
The group also added that the struggle is not negotiable because of its importance in the history of the Igbo people.
This is coming as the new IPOB break-away group known as the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra (RE-IPOB), which signified its interest to dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari chose their representative, Uchenna Madu, in preparation for talks with government.
MASSOB also called on RE-IPOB to stop parading itself as part of the Biafra struggle.
Also, MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Comrade Samuel Edeson, issued a statement saying “Though MASSOB acknowledged the regards and respect given to Comrade Uchenna Madu as a credible Igbo leader by Re-IPOB, we insist that Biafra is not negotiable and cannot be renounced. It’s not a personal or religious belief, faith or human establishment. Biafra is the very existence and future of our people.
“MASSOB’s reaction is against the online news that included the name of Comrade Uchenna Madu (leader of MASSOB) as a member of trusted Igbo leaders to negotiate with FG on Biafra.
“What is Re-IPOB negotiating, a group that comes up today and wants to negotiate Biafra immediately? Who is fooling who? What has Re-IPOB done for Biafra and for what reasons would FG negotiate with it? Biafra struggle is not a business venture and it is not negotiable.
“MASSOB reaction is not because of external or internal pressure but for our dignity, pride, integrity, trust and confidence the people of Biafra bestowed on MASSOB.
“We also warn those delighted in creating confusion among Pro Biafra groups with falsehood and blackmailing to desist from it now or face the consequences and punishments of saboteurs. A stitch in time saves nine”.
The Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra (RE-IPOB) also accused Nnamdi Kanu of using the Biafra struggle to enrich himself.