The leader of the Biafra Independent Movement, Ralph Uwazurike, on Thursday said some politicians were sponsoring splinter pro-Biafran agitation groups to fight him.
He listed such groups to include Nnamdi Kanu’s Indigenous People of Biafra, Biafra Zionist Movement, and the Uchenna Madu-led faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra.
Uwazurike, who spoke at a press briefing in Onitsha, Anambra State, through the Nnewi South Regional Administrator, Tony Nwodo, alleged that the recent IPOB/MASSOB protests which claimed lives in some parts of the South-East and the South-South geopolitical zones was masterminded by the Uchenna Madu-led MASSOB. This, he said, was done to drag Uwazuruike’s name in the mud.
He said, “They were expelled members of MASSOB because of anti-MASSOB activities and they had no other option but to rush to politicians who now sponsor them to discredit me and the MASSOB members. And because they have infiltrated MASSOB through Uchenna Madu, we had to form the Biafra Independent Movement, BIM.
“People don’t know that Uchenna Madu and Nnamdi Kanu emerged to destroy the Biafra struggle for their selfish interest.
“Uchenna Madu, who announced himself as the new leader of MASSOB, lied against Uwazurike and sent members of his group to Onitsha where they joined IPOB and carried out the protests. We condemn and warn in strong terms that to use BIM to cause mayhem will be met with disaster.
“It is not through radio broadcast and on the pages of newspapers that a Biafra republic would be actualised.
“Kanu does not know that Biafra cannot be achieved through insulting and using empty threats on Radio Biafra based in London. Kanu and his cohorts do it because they are overzealous and they are without knowledge.”
Uwazurike urged the people to remain calm and abide by the non-violence approach of the struggle.
Source : Gist Arena