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Police Arrest 200 MASSOB Members

Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka

Freedom House, the headquarters of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at Okigwe, Imo State, has been raided by the Police who were said to have come from zone 9, Umuahia.

About 200 members of MASSOB were said to have been arrested during the exercise at the weekend.

Addressing newsmen in Onitsha while reacting to the raid, the three MASSOB coordinators in Anambra State, Emmanuel Omenka, in charge of Anambra North Senatorial district; Vincent Iloh, Anambra Central; and Mrs. Virginia Ubazuonu, said that following the raid they were yet to know the where-abouts of their leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike.

Through their spokesman, Omenka, they narrated: “When they stormed the Freedom House, they (police) arrested seven of our members and took them to Umuahia and since then we havenot seen our leader”.

Omenka disclosed that the raid was not unconnected with MASSOB earlier alarm about two months ago that President Mohammadu Buhari has perfected arrangement to eliminate Chief Uwazurike.

They said: “You will recall that about two months ago we raised the alarm that President Mohammadu Buhari wanted to eliminate our leader.

“So you can see that what we said has come to be the truth because the president does not want anything good about the Igbo nation and no amount of intimidation and arrest will deter us from the struggle to actualize a sovereign state of Biafra”.

He warned that they would not take it kindly with the Federal Government if anything happens to Uwazurike.

They recalled the killing of three MASSOB members in Onitsha by the Inland Town Police Division and the killing of another two members by the Navy at Uga junction, Onitsha adding that enough is enough.