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MASSOB Decries Arrest Of Members Over Biafran Number Plate

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Christian Emeka Awka 

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has decried the arrest of its members by the police over Biafran vehicle plate number.

Addressing newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State, MASSOB Regional Administrator for Awka South, Chief Arinze Igbani, expressed surprise that MASSOB members should be arrested over plate number when the law allows anybody to own plate number names.

“Why must they arrest our members over Biafra plate number when individuals and groups have their names as plate numbers?

“Our leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, directed us to put Biafra plate number which we did and the police are disturbing us.

“This is a slight on us and we will not continue to allow them to disgrace us,” he warned.

The MASSOB administrator recalled that one of their members was arrested by the Fegge Police Station and transferred to Awka, the state capital, where he has been detained over use of Biafra plate number.

“No amount of arrest, intimidation and assault will deter us from the use of the plate number and the struggle for the actualisation of a sovereign state of Biafra.

“In the North, even if you don’t have a plate number on your vehicles and bikes it does not concern the police, they don’t arrest the offenders.

“It is because of this marginalisation that we Igbo resolve to fight for a sovereign state of Biafra and we will not relent until we actualise it”.

Igbani recalled that MASSOB had assisted in the war against criminals in the state and has continued irrespective of the arrest of its members in Biafran land.