The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has condemned the violence and killings in Onitsha, Aba and other cities over the detention of the Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, expressing determination to realise its secession dream without violence.
The leader of the faction, Solomon Chukwu, speaking through MASSOB’s National Director for Information, Sunny Okereafor, condemned the violence and killings which trailed the recent protest.
Chukwu, who accused the Uchenna Madu faction of being sponsored by politicians to sabotage Biafra, further called for the release of Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement read, “MASSOB condemns the violence and killings in Aba over the detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
“We only support peaceful agitation and genuine protest. We don’t carry knives or gun. Our leader, Ralph Uwazuruike has stated severally that Biafra will only be achieved through non-violence.
“If you watch our activities, we are non- violent in our approach to the Biafran struggle. That is why people see us as the genuine pro-Biafra group.
“With this violence and killings in Onitsha, Aba and other cities, what have they achieved? Nothing. Why have all these violent protests and killings not led to the release of Nnamdi Kanu? What sense does it make for you to cause violence and killing of the same people you want to liberate? MASSOB has no hand in it.
“The federal government should question Uchenna Madu and his cohorts for the violence and killings in Aba. He has been expelled from MASSOB and should stop using the name of the Movement to commit violence. Anybody doing business with Uchenna Madu under the name of MASSOB does it at his own risk.”