Amidst Continued Onslaught Against Its Members By Nigeria Security Forces
May 19, 2021
By Emmanuel Nnadi, Owerri
A call has gone to the Unrepresented Nations and people’s organization, UNPO, to do something urgently to prevail and pressurize the All progressive congress (APC) led Muhammadu Buhari federal government to halt the ongoing victimization, suppression and arrests of the members of BIM-MASSOB.
A statement issued to journalists and signed by the Biafra’s director of information/ senior special assistant to the president of internal government of Biafra on media and publicit, Elder Chris Mocha said, “the members of BIM-MASSOB are hounded day and night, arrested , tortured and detained on trump up allegations wthout trial by the repressive regime of president Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.”
The arrests , detention since March 21,2021 without trial of the members of BIM-MASSOB continued unabated in cross river state, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and Imo states even after it was explicitly established to the security forces that the arrested members have no link or relationship with the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, they have remained in their detention facility till date
The presidential spokesperson pleaded with the United States and other relevant Western Nations to take full responsibility of their actions to accord Biafra recognition adding, ” No responsible government will allow her law abiding citizens to be mowed down on daily basis as was the case in nigeria with impunity and no person had been prosecuted.
The statement added that in the last three months under review, no fewer than nineteen (19) of BIM-MASSOB members have either disappeared or been arrested, tortured and detained incumunicado by the combined team comprising of soldiers, police, civil defense and the department of state service, DSS.
“The force should be able to distinguish between a non violence group like BIM-MASSOB which deserves a better deal of respect and honour than other violent agitators like IPOB”
Insistng that the arrested persons including Mr. Ikechukwu Ajah are innocent members of a peaceful organization, BIM-MASSOB, campaigning for the rescucitation of Biafra through non violence method, it’s time to let Biafra go, he concluded .