MASSOB Threatens Mayhem if Referendum not Conducted in S-East

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has added another demand to its long list of agitation.
This time, it is asking the Federal Government to carry out a referendum in the South East whether to remain in the federation of Nigeria or not
And failure to do this, according to MASSOB, it will make the nation ungovernable.
This threat was issued on Thursday threatened in a statement.
The statement said MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups, including the Indigenous People of Biafra, are demanding a referendum in the region to enable the people decide, through voting, whether they wish to secede, or remain in Nigeria.
The Biafra activists claim that majority of people in the region would vote in favour of a separation from Nigeria.
The statement, issued in Enugu, MASSOB said it had concluded plans, with other pro-Biafra groups, to disrupt governance in the country, if the Federal Government refuses to conduct the referendum.
The National Director of Information, MASSOB, Samuel Edeson, who signed the statement, said the agitators would fight the Federal Government with ‘everything’ at their disposal.
He said the group intended to instigate civil disobedience, and strikes, particularly in the South-East, and Lagos.
Edeson said, “MASSOB and other pro-Biafra agitators will make Nigeria ungovernable if the Nigerian government failed to conduct referendum in Eastern Nigeria.
“We shall use everything at our disposal to fight the Nigerian government, especially through civil disobedience.
“We are going to call for ‘sit at home’ in all Biafran land and Lagos.”
The MASSOB spokesman further spoke of plans by the group to drag former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the International Criminal Court for ‘atrocities’ he allegedly committed against ‘Biafrans’ since 1970, as well as other ‘crimes’.

Author: News Editor

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