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BIAFRA: Conduct referendum for secession now, MASSOB tells FG

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By Francis Igata

ENUGU—The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to quickly conduct a referendum in the south-east geopolitical zone as a precursor to secession or face the total shutdown of socio-economic activities in the region and beyond.

The pro-Biafra group vowed to unleash its potent force towards making Nigeria ungovernable if its stance was not heeded by the Federal Government.

MASSOB Director of Information, Samuel Edeson in a statement to newsmen in Enugu yesterday, said: ”We shall use everything at our disposal to fight Nigeria government especially through civil disobedience. We are going to call for sit at home in all Biafra land and Lagos. MASSOB will drag former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the International Crime Court, ICC, for all the atrocities he committed against Biafra since 1970.

“We are asking for justice for the massacre of Odi people, the Tiv, Jukum and the massacre of MASSOB members in Aba, Okigwe and Onitsha including the killing of six Igbo traders in Apo, Abuja. MASSOB will be taking her campaign to United States of America, United Kingdom, France and China embassies in Abuja. MASSOB therefore calls on all people of old eastern region, Delta, parts of Kogi and parts of Benue State to support the referendum that would soon take place in Biafraland. Our freedom is non negotiable”

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