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Published On: Wed, May 22nd, 2013

MASSOB Moves Protests to Ughelli, Ikom, Ogoja

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it is planning a protest against the dislodgement of the Bakassi indigenes and the Odi massacre.
A statement issued yesterday by MASSOB’s regional administrators in Ughelli, Delta State, Chief Allwell Nwokoneme and in Ikom/Ogoja, Chief Samuel Okah, said the sit-at-home declared by the group, which will hold on June 8, is sacrosanct.
The MASSOB leaders, who issued the statement to reporters in Awka, urged Ogoja, Ikom and Ughelli indigenes to support the group as the fight is a collective one.

The statement reads: “This struggle for freedom is not for Ndigbo alone, it cuts across board. MASSOB is a movement for like minds, who are fighting without any weapon.
“MASSOB is disturbed by the Odi massacre and the dislodgement of the Bakassi people. We can not fold our arms and allow our people to suffer. The fight must continue.”
The group said the murder of six innocent Igbo in Apo, Abuja extra-judicially on June 8, 2005 by policemen led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Danjuma, still hurts them. It alleged
that the police officer now walks the streets a freeman. A judicial commission of enquiry headed by Justice Olasumbo Goodluck had exonerated the APO six victims from the armed robbery charges leveled against them.
“The APO six killing is one of the numerous killings of Ndigbo in Nigeria that have gone with little or no consequence. It is a result of the insecurity in the land,” MASSOB said.

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