•1,000 members defect to another group
From DOM. EKPUNOBI, Onitsha
More than 1,000 Igbo youths who were members of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have deserted the association and joined the Association of Igbo Youths (AIYO).
A statement signed by the AIYO Director of Publicity, Comrade Charles Chikelu, attributed the development to the attitude of MASSOB leadership to the plight of several youths who have suffered and even lost their lives in course of working in MASSOB.
He noted with dismay that several youths who were operating on the platform of MASSOB were presently languishing in various prisons without trail, while several others who lost their lives in course of carrying out MASSOB functions remain in several mortuaries and abandoned by MASSOB leadership.