The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Tuesday urged the new president of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who has been locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, while his trial continues.
MASSOB made the plea today, May 30, 2023, while observing the 56th anniversary of the Biafra Declaration by General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the then-president of the Republic of Biafra.
Uchenna Madu, leader of MASSOB, in a statement, also remembered, celebrated, and commemorated the sacrifices of gallant soldiers of Biafra.
The statement reads: “Today, we remembered, celebrated, and commemorated the sacrifices our gallant soldiers of Biafra made for our freedom. MASSOB remembered the pains, anguish, hunger, subjections, hunger, mesmerization, and supreme prices our fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters paid for Biafra’s freedom.
“We shall continue to remember them because their sufferings always provoke and revive our unshakeable and undeterred zeal and commitment to the self-determination of Biafra.
“The new struggle for self-determination and restoration of Biafra, anchored by MASSOB and others, is grounded on the principle of non-violence.
“Today, all over the world, MASSOB members are on sober reflection as we remember the brutalities, persecutions, mesmerization, traumatic torture, extrajudicial killings, afflictions, imprisonment, and traumatic deaths at the hands of the security agents of Nigeria.
“The more the freedom fighters are politically incarcerated, the more they are hardened, and the more the followers become uncontrollable.
“MASSOB demands the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, from the new president Bola Tinubu of Nigeria, who once declared that he does not believe in Nigeria.
“MASSOB expresses our gratitude to the people of Biafra for their eloquent observation of today’s Biafra Day anniversary celebration.”