MASSOB Flays UN’s ‘Silence’ Over Killing Of Pro-Biafra Agitators


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it is disturbed over what it described as the “seemingly continued silence of the United Nations and other international bodies on the killing of pro-Biafra protesters in the Southeast”.

The National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, who spoke to reporters yesterday, accused the international agencies of abandoning Biafrans to their fate while condemning such injustices in other parts of the world.

“MASSOB is disturbed by the silence of the international community on happenings in Nigeria where pro-Biafra agitators are being killed. MASSOB members were massacred in Okigwe, Aba, Owerri, Onitsha and other places, but in all these, the international community has been silent.

“What we now hear is that the Chief of Army Staff said he will raise a committee to investigate the killings. How can the Army be a judge in its own case? What is the assurance that justice will be served on the matter? Is this not injustice?

“The Cameroonian government last week convicted over 80 terrorists, yet, Nigeria is still playing politics with those it arrested for terrorism. How many of these killings have the Nigerian government investigated? It has always been the more you look, the less you see. Even on terrorism, how many suspects have been convicted? Kabiru Sokoto and others are being ferried from one prison to the other, receiving VIP treatments.”

“What of the APO six where innocent Igbo traders were killed in the prime of their youth? Nobody has been convicted.

“Nigeria is trampling on the blood of the people of the former Eastern Nigeria. We urge the International community to come to our aid because any further delay could cause our people to be wiped out”, Mr. Okereafor said.

However, he warned that MASSOB may be forced to seek self-help if the Nigerian security forces continue to kill unarmed agitators.