MASSOB Group threatens to deal with Igbo leaders if Kanu is not released

The group also asked Igbo political leaders who are in power, what they have done to secure Kanu's release.

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The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

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The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has threatened to revolt against Igbo leaders.

MASSOB accused political leaders from the South-East of doing nothing to get Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) released.

They also wondered why Igbo leaders in power have not spoken up against what they termed the maltreatment of the IPOB leader.

According to Punch, MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu said his members will carry out an ‘internal native’ revolution if Kanu spends the Christmas holidays in detention.

The statement reads: “The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra blasts Igbo religious, traditional, political and opinion leaders for their nonchalant and insensitive attitude towards the plight of detained Biafra agitators in Nigerian prisons.

“MASSOB charges Igbo leaders to rise up now in defense of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Benjamin Onwuka and other detained Biafra agitators across Nigerian prisons.

“What are the primary duties of Igbo senators and federal representatives in Abuja?

“Why must Igbo traditional rulers continue to celebrate ofalas (ceremonies) and New Yam festivals while their subjects are still in detention for Igbo cause?

“What are the religious leaders still preaching while our brethren are still in prison?

“We demand that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others will not spend Christmas in prison again or internal native revolution will start in Igboland.

“The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra blasts Igbo religious, traditional, political and opinion leaders for their nonchalant and insensitive attitude towards the plight of detained Biafra agitators in Nigerian prisons.

“MASSOB charges Igbo leaders to rise up now in defense of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Benjamin Onwuka and other detained Biafra agitators across Nigerian prisons.

“What are the primary duties of Igbo senators and federal representatives in Abuja?

“Why must Igbo traditional rulers continue to celebrate ofalas (ceremonies) and New Yam festivals while their subjects are still in detention for Igbo cause?

“What are the religious leaders still preaching while our brethren are still in prison?

“We demand that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others will not spend Christmas in prison again or internal native revolution will start in Igboland.”

One of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) splinter groups, the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra (RE-IPOB), recently accused Nnamdi Kanu of using the Biafra struggle to enrich himself.

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