Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has begun to restrategize on how to successfully establish a sovereign state of Biafra.
The group’s Deputy National Director of Information, Mazi Chris Anierobi Mocha, in a statement made available to Daily Sun yesterday said the recent speech by President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations General Assembly meeting raised hope for the actualization of the State of Biafra because the president pressurized member nations to grant freedom to Palestine from the State of Israel and other nations seeking self secession in the world.
Mocha noted that the outcome of President Buhari’s speech at the just-concluded meeting had encouraged nations seeking freedom to step up their separatist agitations.
“Some of the enclaves and proposed nations that have stepped up their separatist activities included Palastine, the new Biafra, Northern Spain, Tibet, Northern Canada, Western Sahara and 20 others,” he said.
The MASSOB spokesman noted that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo before the independence of Kosovo in February 17, 2008, had expressed concern that the recognition of Kosovo from Serbia would give momentum to the secessionist movement in Nigeria, with the latest moves of massive spread of recognition of independence to nations seeking separate existence.
He stated that based on Buhari’s statement, “MASSOB has begun to re-organise, re-prioritise and re-strategise on its process of fully establishing a sovereign state of Biafra.”
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Karma Hosea, had banned the activities of MASSOB in the state; but members of the group had insisted that nobody could stop them because the organisation had the backing of the United Nations (UN) Charter on indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination.
It pointed out that UN General Assembly had on September 13, 2007, adopted a resolution calling for the recognition of the world’s 370 million peoples’ right to self-determination, and vowed to pursue vigorously, the agitation for self-determination and to impart ideas, hold meetings in order to discuss freely without interference from any person or persons.