MASSOB is to celebrate Biafra independence day on may 22 across the country


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra { MASSOB }has declared May 22 as Biafra Independence Day across the country, asking all Igbos son’s and daughter’s worldwide to join in the celebration.

According to Mr Perry Akujinwa,The Leader of MASSOB Delta-Central appealed to security agencies in the country to allow its members observe the celebration without harassment or any form of intimidation.

“The defunct Biafra was declared by Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu on May 30, 1967 and ended 1970. The new Biafra was declared on May 22, 2000 by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.

Perry Akujinwa said “the groups desire to peacefully achieve the dream of Biafra Republic, adding the Igbos were no longer comfortable with the ‘unholy marriage’, which it claimed had suffocated the progress and innovativeness of the Igbo.

This year’s celebration would witness activities such as peace walk, talk show, etc in order to highlight why Biafra deserved sovereignty.

Biafra remains unchangeable and unshakable. This year’s celebration is the first of its kind because there are a lot of changes. The celebration will last for seven days.” he added.

According to Punch, the group reiterated that unlike in the past, this year’s celebration would be held for seven days, assuring that the exercise throughout the period would be violent-free.

However, the IPOB  Leader  Kanu who  was arrested in 2015 on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony. is currently standing trial on allegations of treasonable felony along with three others, has been in detention since October 2015 was release by  sitting judge Justice Binta Nyako of Federal High Court Abuja  on health ground  April, 2017.

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