The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a total economic lockdown if Mazi Nnamdi Kanu does not physically appear in court. The MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu and IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful, made the call on Tuesday in a statement in Owerri, Imo State capital.
“MASSOB and IPOB demands from the Federal Government of Nigeria to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu physically in court on Thursday, 21st October 2021. Any form of his absence in court physically will be a proof of evidence that he has been killed in DSS detention cage,” the group stated.
According to the statement by the group; “Nigeria government should know what it means by following up reaction if Nnamdi Kanu is denied his physical appearance in court.
“In the spirit of collaboration and for Biafra sake, MASSOB and IPOB will engage positively in every steps, programs and activities that will effect the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We support other moves that draw Biafra closer to actualization. We shall continue to collaborate and partner with every positive move and steps that will effect the release of our arrested comrades in different part of Nigeria prisons mostly in Awka and Onitsha detention camps.
“The call for stay at home on Thursday, 21st October, 2021 which has been our recalling measure and steps for effective civil disobedience is totally voluntarily, this exercise has always been the life wire of the Biafran struggle which boomed the potency and acceptability of the Biafra struggle.
“The request for closure of Markets, public/private motor parks, schools and other public business premises are voluntarily, not by force, it is a mark of respect and love for our fatherland and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has struggled with his life to liberate us and free us from the shackles of enslavement.
“As a non- violence organization, Biafrans shall not be compelled, pressurized or forced to observe the stay at home exercise.
“MASSOB, IPOB and other pro Biafra groups will not molest, compel or intimidate anybody to observe the stay at home exercise as all our members shall stay indoors, there shall be no physical demonstration, street march, procession or any other public functions tomorrow Thursday 21st October 2021 in Biafra land.
“The heavy presence of armed Nigeria Army, Mobile police, DSS operatives, Navy, Civil Defence in major cities of Biafra land since yesterday are all signs of Military jittery, fear and cowardice.
“The security panic, the presence of soldiers has created in Biafra land will assist immensely and positively on the people to comply with our demands to stay at home on that day. The Nigeria security agents are complimenting and justifying the Biafra struggle.
“MASSOB and IPOB is demanding for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others detained Biafra comrades in Nigeria prisons. The Biafra struggle will continue to unfold more confusing nature to Nigeria state until they realize their fruitless efforts in the unjust detention of Biafran Jews.
“No amount of security intimidation, mesmerization, killings, detention, oppression, incarceration, etc will ever stop the will power of an indigenous people for self-determination,” the statements concluded.
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