The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra,
MASSOB, has said that the shoot-at-sight directive of President
Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian army was a result of the President’s
growing frustration on the impending lockdown of Nigeria cities on the
May 30th Biafra Day celebration.
Describing the order as an exhibition of insensitivity and an act of
cowardice, MASSOB noted that deployment of Hausa/Fulani Nigeria soldiers
to carry out the President’s assignment in Biafra land will bring more
disaster to the Nigeria state.
MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu in a statement on Tuesday said that Buhari’s
fantasy of defeating Biafra the second time after the 1967- 1970 civil
war is wishful thinking.
“MASSOB wants President Buhari to continue to make similar blindfolded
mistakes which exposes his frustrations. Any king who thinks like
Pharaoh of Egypt against the Jews will certainly experience the doom of
Pharaoh. No man born of a woman can crush Biafra because God, history
and humanity are on our side, Biafra revolution is indestructible,” Madu
The MASSOB leader said he would rather advise President Buhari that
deploying Nigeria military against Biafra to shoot-at-sight, arrest and
detain non-violent freedom fighters agitating for self-rule would only
worsen matters and underscore Nigeria as a repressive colonial state.
“President Muhamadu Buhari and his futuristic cabal are jittery because
of the Biafra day anniversary celebration coming up on May 30th. The
massive presence of Hausa Fulani soldiers deployed to Biafra land will
never stop or frustrate the Biafra day anniversary celebration.
“Biafra agitating groups are not the problem, the Nigerian state as
presently constituted is the problem. Biafra agitation is only a
reaction to the many injustices, exclusion, second class citizenship,
born to rule philosophy, marginalization and other forms of inequality
that characterize the Nigerian state,” Madu said.