FG using Uchenna Madu to destabilize struggle —MASSOB
By Charles Kumolu, Ugochukwu Alaribe & Chimaobi Nwaiwu
NNEWI—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday in Anambra State, embarked on spiritual warfare in its agitation for the release of their incarcerated leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, with a prayer session and fasting in some parts of the state.
The prayer and fasting which started at exactly 7am and ended at about 3pm in some locations of the state where members trooped out to without the usual display of IPOB flags and banners, was aimed at God’s intervention for the release of Mr. Kanu, actualization of Biafra, and the alleged intimidation, harassment, and killings of the members of the group by military operatives, whom they said will not go free for the innocent blood they are shedding.
In a statement issued after their prayer at a location in Ukpor in Nnewi South Council Area, IPOB Media and Publicity Officer, Mr. Emma Powerful called on the Bishops and priests of the Catholic, Anglican Churches and Pentecostals Pastors to be prayerful for the restoration of Biafra and for the release of Mr. Kanu.
” Nigeria is dwindling to irredeemable situation under the All Progressives Congress, APC, government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Biafra is the only answer to the problem Nigeria is facing now. The APC government is confused and the people who led Nigeria into this mess, the APC henchmen, their so called national leaders who wanted change at all cost are now all dumb. They have no answer to the problems they have created. The only answer now is Biafra.
“We are not joking about this spiritual declaration. We have been praying and fasting. No bloodshed of Biafrans will go unpunished. The APC members who are deeply religious should go and ask questions about the consequences of the atrocities they have committed with the killing of innocent youths who were praying at Aba, innocent youths who were peacefully agitating in Onitsha whom the military killed.
“When we were taking those they shot dead to hospitals, their blood was revolting against the APC government and the party which will never know peace until they leave IPOB and other Biafra agitating groups alone”, he said.
He also urged the churches to pray ceaselessly because the people being killed are their members and children of God who were exercising their constitutional rights of peaceful protest and non violent agitation, adding that they should equally pray for Mr. Kanu who is facing unjust trial. Mr Powerful described Kanu as God sent from United Kingdom, where he has everything going for him but decided to come to Nigeria and suffer and liberate the marginalized and humiliated sections of Nigerians that are asking for freedom.
“We want Chukwuokike Abiama(God Almighty) to reveal the truth in the next court and to the world, for Mr. Kanu our innocent leader, to disgrace and blind the enemies of Biafra and those who want to use Biafra and Mr. Kanu to gain cheep popularity in their misguided government that is heading for the rocks” he said.
Destabilizing the struggle
Also yesterday, the Movement for the Actualization for the Sovereign States, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike- faction, accused the federal government of using one of its expelled members, Uchenna Madu, to destabilize the struggle for the actualization of an independent state of Biafra.
MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor who stated this in an interview with newsmen in Aba, Abia state, said information available to the group revealed that Madu has been working with the federal government to sabotage Biafra.
“There is no doubt that the Federal Government is using Uchenna Madu to ensure that there is crisis in the former Eastern region. He is being used to instigate crisis in Biafran territory. Uchenna Madu was our member before he was expelled; so we know him and what he can do’.”