Members of the Movement For the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), have, ahead of their
21st anniversary, vowed to stake their lives for the total actualization of the independent state of Biafra.
In a statement to mark the 21st anniversary billed to hold on September 13, Uchenna Madu, leader of the group, said the independence of Biafra would mark an end to the slavery of Biafran people since the end of the civil war in 1970.
He noted that the restoration of Biafra would usher in peace and progress in Nigeria, urging those frustrating the efforts to have a rethink.
“MASSOB shall use the anniversary commemoration to renew our vowed determination in committing our lives in continuation of the struggle for the actualisation and restoration of sovereign state of Biafra through non-violence.
“As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of MASSOB formation, we remember our brothers and sisters whose lives were cut short because of Biafra in the hands of Nigeria security agents. Our non-violent MASSOB members died innocently with brave hearts for the Biafra course. They were molested, humiliated, brutally killed by the armed security agents of our oppressors.
“We are committedly, consistently and uncompromisingly agitating for an independent state of Biafra from Nigeria..
“Biafra is the answer to the numerous subjective slavery that Nigeria subjected Ndigbo into, ranging from political, economical, academic, religious, cultural and social slavery.
“Today in Nigeria, true nationhood has remained stillborn. Peace, justice and equity has remained elusive to Nigeria which still remains in perpetual strife and increasing crisis since her independence.”