We are not part of the plan to attack Nnamdi Kanu’s home- MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of an Independent State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Tuesday, said they are not part of the alleged plan to attack the family home of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

MASSOB said the clarification became necessary following rumours making the round that the group has concluded plans to attack Kanu’s home at Isiama Afaraukwu-Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.

MASSOB zonal leader, Abia Central, Felix Ezekwem in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia, said the group since its inception has distanced its self from violence.

Ezekwem stated that due to the non-violent struggle introduced by its founder, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, MASSOB has restrained itself from acts of violence, despite the attack and arrest of its members in some states of the country over te years.

He said, “Why would anybody associate MASSOB with a purported plot to attack Nnamdi Kanu’s residence?, We are not quarreling with any individual or group, our preoccupation is the struggle for the actualization of an independent state of Biafra. The struggle is our life.”

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“Since Chief Ralph Uwazuruike founded MASSOB in 1999, it has been a non-violent organization; nobody has ever associated us with violence. The celebration of our anniversary on May 22 was not violent. If MASSOB was a violent organization, we would not have expelled some of our former leading members who were associated with violence.

“We urge the purveyors of such wicked information to look elsewhere. We are used to such antics of the enemy; it has been their style to try to distract us from the struggle. MASSOB refuses to be distracted.”

The founder of the group Ralph Uwazurike met in Kaduna on Monday, where he distanced MASSOB from the pronouncements of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB  and vowed to work with nothern groups to achieve lasting peace in the Country.