Thus, under Obasanjo, MASSOB
indicated that it had no plans to overthrow the Nigerian government: "Independence goes with negotiation.
The far-North, some of whose leaders responded, like MASSOB
, to Obasanjo's ascendancy in 1999 by embracing Islamic Sharia law, also needs to be watched carefully.
The definition of "threat" covered even non-violent groups like MASSOB
which organised a successful stay-at-home protest on 26 August.
has been described as the "most derisively opportunistic" of the ethnic militias and is nothing more than a thuggish platform for the marginalisation lobby.
Following closely these developments was the announced intention to declare a "Republic of Biafra" by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB
) on 27 May 2000.
He said, 'it was on the course of pulling down the flags hoisted on electric poles along Obodoukwu road and other strategic positions in city by the proscribed groups that the JTF saw a blue car own by one Michael Ezeogbonna, packed along Obodoukwu road, loaded with MASSOB
flag and other insignia, that we opened the car where these insignia were recovered.'
The Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB
) has also jumped to Obasanjo's side, maintaining that the former president has only exposed the secret of the current administration to destroy the middle belt region and the southern part of Nigeria.
They also called on the federal government to negotiate with the proscribed members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB
) and other Biafra agitators to end the Biafra agitation.
Niger-Delta militancy, Massob
, Ibob, Kidnapping, ritual killings, mistrusts, disaffections, herdsmen/farmers clashes and other crimes are a fallout of the political development.
THE Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB
) has condemned in its entirety the recent visit of the South-East Governors to President Muhammadu Buhari, describing their action as inferiority complex.
Will Pro-Biafra groups like MASSOB
forgive Obi for issuing a shoot-at-sight order at MASSOB
members while as a governor?' a pro-Biafra agitator asked rhetorically.
THE Biafra Independence Movement, a splinter from the Moment for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB
) on Tuesday lamented the outcome of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) primary elections for Anambra-South Senatorial Zone, saying that the defeat of the wife of the former Biafra Leader, Lady Bianca in the poll was a humiliation to late Chief Emeka Ojukwu.