BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned that it could not afford the luxury of folding its arms and watch helplessly as Ndigbo continue to be slaughtered in the Northern states.

MASSOB read the riot act in a communique issued Tuesday evening, after its emergency meeting at Freedom House, Okwe, Onuimo local government area of Imo State and signed by the National Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu.

“The Movement condemns the killing of innocent people, particularly Ndigbo, in the Northern part of Nigeria. MASSOB will not fold its arms and watch the killing of Ndigbo in the Northern part of Nigeria.

“If the killing and maiming of innocent people, particularly Ndigbo, continues in the next 24 hours, there will be no guarantee that the perpetrators of such evil acts will not be effectively challenged,” the group warned.

Condemning the riot, which has been largely linked to the presidential election, described as largely free, fair, peaceful and credible by local and international bodies, MASSOB, however, urged Ndigbo to remain calm.

It said: “Ndigbo are advised to remain calm wherever they are in Nigeria and await further instructions. Where assistance and attention are needed, Ndigbo are advised to call the following lines, 08125694759, 08063425055, 07032635198 and 08055907144.”

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