The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have reacted to statement made by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo that Biafra is dead.
Obasanjo had said “Biafra as a secession issue is dead, and nobody should follow that way. I see it as a platform rather than a cause. The agitation was born in error and ignorance. There is the commercialisation of the Biafran agitation, which is criminal – for example, the issuance of so-called Biafran passport which takes on nowhere.”
But director of information of MASSOB, Samuel Edeson in a statement on Monday said the former president is ignorant of the issue and explained how the former president had bribed the group in 2006.
“Obasanjo is ignorant of Biafra… MASSOB wishes to reply Obasanjo that Biafra is not dead and will never die,” the statement read.
“Obasanjo should have known that after killing over 1000 MASSOB members at Umulolo, Okigwe, in Imo State on March 29, 2003, which he masterminded through Achike Udenwa, then governor of Imo state, it didn’t stop our agitation.
“In 2006 while Uwazuruike was in Keffi prison, Obasanjo invited us to Aso Rock where he promised us millions of naira and to send us out of the country. Ghana-must-go bags of money just for us to forget Uwazuruike to die in prison, but we rejected the offer.”