The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has dismissed allegation at some quarters that it was seeking the Republic of Biafra so as to colonize the South-South geopolitical zone, given its huge oil resources.
Responding to a speech credited to the leader of the defunct Arewa Peoples Congress, APC, Sagir Mohammed, where he called the agitation for Biafra as a desperate plan to colonize the South-South region and tap the crude oil reserves as its economic mainstay, MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu said, “MASSOB can never be intimidated, disorganized or shaken because of some disgruntled, frustrated, confused, defeated people like Sagir Mohammed who in frustration, alleged that Ndi Igbo wants to capture and colonize the people of south-south with Biafra.
“MASSOB, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and Lower Niger Congress, LNC, with our affiliates in Diaspora are more determined, consistent and articulated for Biafra actualization not minding the cries of Sagir Mohammed and his likes. We are not in the Biafra struggle to colonize our south-south brethren but to decolonize them from Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba oligarchy who have held them captives for decades, subjected our brothers and sisters into slavery as was meted to Ndigbo.
“90 percent oil wells in Niger Delta were owned by these criminal parasites of northern oligarchy. Today, the Fulani are crying fowl because they have no stake again as Nigeria is in near collapse under the leadership President Muhammad Buhari. The people of eastern region are wiser now, formidable, united, focused and determined for survival, emancipation and independence of Biafra. Igboland is not locked as alleged by Sagir Mohammed. The people and land of south-east region are more developed individually than the entire 19 states of northern Nigeria.”