“Don’t kill us as we mark Biafra Day” — MASSOB

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[Cross River]–The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has called on security agencies not to engage in unnecessary show of force by arresting or killing members of the movement as they mark the 2017 Biafra Independence Day.

Mr Samuel Okah, the MASSOB leader in Cross River State stated this at the weekend in Ikom.

According to him, the organisation has kicked off activities for the annual celebration with a rally which he said would climax with a grand football match with the Bayelsa State wing of the movement on the 22nd of May, which is the final day of the celebration.

“We call on security agencies not to engage in any show of force by killing members of MASSOB who are celebrating Biafra Day because it is a peaceful event to honour Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu who on 30th May 1967 declared Biafra independence to free his people from the yoke of bondage which they were subjected to,” he said.

Vanguard reported that Mr Okah added that the celebration of the 22nd of May started when Chief Ralph Uwazuruike , the MASSOB leader in pursuit of a non violent struggle for the actualization of the Biafra nation declared the Biafra Independence Day in the year 2000.

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