The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB), on Monday, October 2, has stated that the actualization of the state of Biafra is still on course as it has not jettison the struggle.
This statement is coming on the heel of allegation made by former president Olusegun Obasanjo that the struggle for actualization of Republic of Biafra had been converted to an avenue to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
A faction of the movement which is opposed to the leadership of Ralph Uwazuruike, said that he(Uwazuruike) is trying to frustrate the struggle for the independence of Biafra, Vanguard reports.
The movement made this accusation while reacting to statement credited to Obasanjo that the struggle was dead. The factional MASSOB explained that some ‘bad eggs’ within the struggle had turned it into a business venture.
Uchenna Madu, a factional national director of information, in a signed statement noted the determined ones were still committed to the cause stating Biafran struggle remains a genuine movement.
The factional spokesman addes that Nnamdi Kanu, who is the leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Biafra Radio was committed to the actualization of a Biafra state.
Meanwhile, forty-four pro Biafra supporters who were arrested in connection with a protest by members of IPOB, in Port Harcourt had been remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court in Rivers state.
They were part of hundreds who marched to show solidarity for the Biafran Radio Director, Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested by the Department of State Services.