Why MASSOB, IPOB Decided To Halt Biafra Protests

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Members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have decided to put on hold protests that rocked the country over the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra.


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Vanguard reports that the two pro-Biafra groups decided to give the federal government room for dialogue on Kanu’s release. However, they also issued an ultimatum to the government to prove seriousness of its intentions and readiness for negotiations.

The groups announced their decision in a joint resolution signed by Ugwuoke Ibem, the national secretary of MASSOB, and Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB.

“We have decided to halt our demonstration, protest to pave way for the much published dialogue on Nnamdi Kanu’s release. Our withdrawal from the major cities of Biafraland is not out of cowardice but to prove maturity, professionalism as a decent self-determined group.


“We hereby issue an ultimatum to the federal government to prove their seriousness and sincerity on the much published dialogue on the release of Nnamdi Kanu. We shall continue with our non-violence self-determination on Biafra. MASSOB, IPOB will never relent or backside on the agitation for Biafra actualization,” the resolution read in part.

Members of the group condemned “sabotage statement” of Ralph Uwazuruike that IPOB and MASSOB introduced violence in Biafra struggle.

“Uwazuruike is a drowning man who is living on yesterday shadow. Uwazuruike has lost his grip on Biafra issues because of his deviation, compromise,open romance with Nigeria Government which has grossly affected his personality. We warn Uwazuruike and his brainwashed group to stop dragging MASSOB, IPOB into a shameless, naked dance of visionless, missionless, blind existence,” they stated.


A week ago, at a ceremony attended by national officers including the zonal and regional administrators of MASSOB, and inaugurated a new leadership for the Biafra movement.

Uchenna Madu, the group’s former national director of information was made a new leader, while Ugwuoke Ibem Ugwuoke, emerged as a national secretary.

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