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MASSOB To Shut Down Anambra Over Arrest Of Five Members

Posted: Nov 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka

The Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, gave the military in Anambra State 48 hours within which to release five of its members allegedly arrested in various locations.

The Regional Administrator for Nnewi South Local Government Area, Tony Nwodo, said that the movement would shut down Anambra State if the five arrested members were not released within 48 hours.

He gave the names and designation of the arrested members as, the MASSOB Utu Area Administrator – Eugene Odoh, Friday Nwoye, Sunday Amaechi, Chuma Okonkwo and Ebuka Okolo.

According to Nwodo, Eugene Odoh was picked from his shop at No. 2 Chukwurah Street, off Awka road, Onitsha, yesterday.

He claimed that they stormed his shop with six Hilux vans and a Sienna bus, stressing, “They ransacked his shop and N50,000 was missing and up till now his where about and four others are unknown.

“These four others were picked from their homes and on the road without committing any offence.”

“We will not take this if they are not released after 48 hours, we will show the military the stuff we are made of even if we are a non-violent body fighting to actualize a Sovereign State of Biafra,” he said.

“The Area administrator they arrested is a peace- maker and was given a traditional title of ‘Nchuanwu Ndigbo’.

Meanwhile, there is heavy presence of both the military and Police personnel who have been patrolling the major roads of Onitsha for three consecutive days now.