Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
Founder and leader, of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has called on the Army regiment in Onitsha, who allegedly arrested one Mr. Wilson Nkanu, to release him.
Nkanu was arrested at Awada, Obosi, near Onitsha, for allegedly operating a motorcycle, popularly known as ‘Okada’, which had a Biafra emblem in front of it.
The group demanded that Nkanu be released unconditionally or handed over to the nearest police station for prosecution.
Meanwhile, ahead of May 22 Biafran Day celebration declared by MASSOB and BIM, Uwazuruike, yesterday, said the non-violence mode of operation has distinctively differentiated BIM-MASSOB from other groups.
In a statement signed by the Biafra Director of information, Chris Mocha, Uwazuruike advised BIM-MASSOB members to ensure that during the peaceful march on May 22, criminal elements do not infiltrate the line with a view to fomenting trouble, warning that his group will deal decisively with any person or group found to have violated its cardinal principle.
“Our non-violence stance, which disarmed the Federal Government for 18 years of the New Biafra struggle, has differentiated MASSOB-BIM from the terrorist group.”