SHARING IS CARING…
According to a press statement released by MASSOB which read :👇
BIM-MASSOB NOW BIAFRA INTERNAL GOVERNMENT DISSOCIATES SELF FROM CLASH WITH SECURITY AGENTS.
INSISTS ON NON – VIOLENCE
The Attention of Biafra Internal Government (BIG) has been drawn to series of state – sponsored news bulletins which went viral in the social media and in some radio stations at the weekend that linked MASSOB now( BIG) with the IPOB, police / soldiers clashes in Owerri, Imo state.
The linking of MASSOB in the IPOB saga few days ago with the police / soldiers in Owerri, as reported in some national dailies including SATURDAY PUNCH newspaper of July 25/7/2020 , on page 10, the statement revealed was carefully sponsored by the Federal Government to tarnish the good name of Biafra Internal Government (BIG.) few days ahead to the official inauguration of Biafra as the 46th Member – Nation of UNPO, was rather laughable.
In the press statement signed by the minister of media and publicity, Ezikeil Owagu to Biafra Internal Government through Elder Chris Mocha wondered how the Imo State Police command’s spokesman, Mr. Ikokwu could not differentiate between the non- violent BIM-MASSOB from the terrorist members of the Indigenious people of Biafra (IPOB) who were waiting to receive the corpse of one of their own for burial when they clashed with security agents.
We wish to state here that several contacts have been made to the leaders of Biafra Internal Government (BIG) formerly BIM-MASSOB in Owerri and its environs and our leaders reported back to office mine that there was no record of such police or soldiers clashes with our officials at New Owerri or at Orji in the state .
We urge security agencies involved to deal decissevely with those 4 suspected hoodlums the police claimed it shot down and arrested with various degree of bullet injuries when they tried to snatch its service riffles, according to the law, but warning the police spokesman , Mr. Ikokwu not to be used as the instrument of destabilization with the sole purpose to cause anarchy in Imo State.
The minister reasoned that if the BIM- MASSOB could not have resorted to violence in the past 20 years of agitation for the self – determination for Biafra, Is it now that Biafra had been recognized as the 46th Member – Nation of the UNPO?
Biafra Government wish to state unequivocally that no such clash occurred between our officials or members with the police or the military in Owerri, adding ‘ it was already aware the Federal Government had started sponsoring and stage – managing violent clashes ahead of UNPO General Assembly at Washington DC under the guise of MASSOB in an attempt to give a dog a bad name to hang it, minister said.