MASSOB to Boko Haram: Don’t push us into violence

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The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned Boko Haram sect not to push it to the wall, and make it resort to violence.

The Director of Information, MASSOB, Chief Uchenna Madu who stated this at the weekend in Abakaliki, expressed regret over the continuous killings of Ndigbo by the Boko Haram terrorist sect and warned against continuation, noting that MASSOB may not continue to watch its people brutally killed.

He said if pushed to the wall, Boko Haram’s attacks in the country would be a child’s play compared to what the movement would do.

Madu regretted that military claimed that they didn’t kill any MASSOB member in Onitsha and warned that if the military fails to release the bodies of the MASSOB members killed for burial and hand over those arrested to the police, it would be forced to resort to violent acts.

His words: “South-East is very peaceful now but the Nigeria Military personnel are trying to provoke us, we know what the Boko Haram members are doing in the North and there is supposed to be reprisal attacks here in the South-East but we have kept silent not because we don’t know what to do but simply because we don’t want to shed blood.

“We believe in non-violent approach to issues but they are pushing us to the wall, they are provoking MASSOB to become violent and if we decide to resort to violent this time around, even the Nigeria military can not contain with our attacks. The Boko Haram issue would be a child’s play compared to what we are going to do, if we are provoked into violence. I tell you the entire Nigeria would be on fire.

“We don’t expect the military to accept that they killed our members, last Sunday at Onitsha; they swoop on our men while they were holding their meetings in preparation for Chief Ojukwu’s burial. They went to their different meeting venues and arrested our members. but at a particular venue, the members resisted the arrest and the military personnel opened fire on them.

“What they are trying to do by denying that they killed our members is simply to cover up their shameful act. The Military Commander at Enugu is not in Onitsha, so he based his comments on what the officer in Onitsha told him but we have all the facts. They did not just kill them; they killed them and took away their corpses.

“Very soon, we are going to come out with the whole facts, to tell the world the truth of the whole matter. There is no way we will just allege that the military killed our men when they didn’t.  They admitted that, they arrested our men.

“We still maintain that they killed some of our men. As am speaking with you, some of the wounded ones are still at the hospital. They should please release the dead body of our members to us, so that we can give them a befitting burial” he said.

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