By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU – PRO-Biafra, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB slammed Nigeria at 56 saying that their is no reason to celebrate independence when people are suffering.
The IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful and Comrade Uchenna Madu, MASSOB leader in different press statements to the media, cursed the nation for the untold hardship its citizenry is suffering.
In attacking the nation, the groups pointed out that there is a mounting unemployment in the land and hunger is stifling people not to talk of bad roads and poor electricity supply.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB slash the Nigeria government over the celebration of 56th independence anniversary on October 1st 2016.
“We curse Nigeria for allowing the suffering of its citizens. The suffering has gone to the level where every citizen in the land cannot afford to eat one square meal a day.
“What is the meaning of celebration of independent in Nigeria while there are abuse of human rights, killing of unarmed civilians?
“What is the celebration of independence where more than 120,000 graduates from universities and colleges of education in every year the government cannot afford to employ five thousand people.
“What is celebration where most of Nigerians are into serious hardship and the government is planning to sell all the national assets in order to put more hard ship to its people. Nigeria is not a better place to live,” IPOB states.
“Nigeria’s 56th independence according to many, is full of ups and down, even to some, it’s also full of blessing while some have lost hope claiming that this is not the Nigeria their forefathers established with the British colonial masters but for we in MASSOB, its a complete and total breakthrough for us. The mere existence justifies our Biafran struggle.
“The emergence of Buhari as the current President revived and restored the massive consciousness of Biafra actualization through the continuation of Hausa Fulani Islamic political, economical and religious conquest of the middle Beltans and Southern Regions as commanded by Fulani political father, premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello during the week of Nigeria independence celebration according to Parrot Newspaper of 12th Oct 1960.
” Ahmadu Bello declared that “the new Nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio.
“We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future “.
“With the enthusiastic spirit of Islamic religious fundamentalism, President Buhari, being a core Fulani man with ethnic/sentimental hatred running in his blood, he has been carrying out the command of the Northern political father,” MASSOB leadership accuses.