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MASSOB seeks support for Biafra referendum


Indigenous People of Biafra

The Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday said the group has started mobilising the people on the need to support the Biafra referendum that would commence soon.

A statement by its leader, Uchenna Madu in Abakaliki noted that: “Nigeria was on January 1, 1914 artificially cobbled together by the annexation of the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria and the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria in an exercise officially tagged ‘Amalgamation’.

“Decades of massive bloodletting which interrupted these monumental failures came to global reckoning between 1967-1970 when eastern Nigeria found itself in a genocidal war.”


MASSOB added that: “In the war, over three million Biafrans died. The current escalation of the quest for exit from the failed Nigerian union must therefore be seen by the global community as the continuation of an almost 50 years old fight for self-determination. Referendum can resolve the matter instead of war and violence.”

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