MASSOB made the comment after Niger Delta militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) called for the release of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
MASSOB made the comment after Niger Delta militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) called for the release of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on the condition that he renounces the agitation.
MASSOB’s comments were contained in a statement released by spokesman, Uche Madu on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
The statement reads:
The condition for Nnamdi Kanu’s release is a bluff by the Federal Government that knows nothing about genuine self-determination. This condition is not only laughable but inconsequential. MASSOB does not see Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as one who can betray his belief on Biafra, He is not a sellout. His ideologies on Biafra may differ.
He can never betray hundreds of Biafrans that died recently in the course of Biafra. Biafra is not a religious faith that can be renounced or abandoned.
Nobody can renounce Biafra, it is an identity, culture, tradition and existence of a group of nationalities. It’s not personal or individualistic. There are thousands of Biafranistic persons more determined, consistent, dangerous, focused, unshakable than Nnamdi Kanu.
It is childish for the Federal Government to expect Nnamdi Kanu to renounce Biafra which is the fate of over fifty million people. MASSOB advises President Buhari to save his battered Nigeria face from more diplomatic shame by allowing the court to grant Nnamdi Kanu others bail.
We shall continue to press for their release including the ultimate aim of Biafra actualization with nonviolence. Nigeria will soon experience another dimension of non-violent struggle that will marvel them.