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MASSOB rubbishes Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order in South East

Anthony Iwuoma

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has derided President Muhammadu Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order in the South East, describing it as “exhibition of insensitivity and cowardice.”
The self-determination group said  the soldiers were deployed in the zone to carry out a genocide and to crush the agitators , warning that it would foist more calamity on Nigeria.
According to the MASSOB National Leader, Uchenna Madu, the order was in furtherance of the marginalisation Ndigbo in Nigeria.
Taunting the the Presidency for being “already jittery over the Biafra Day remembrance holding on May 30”, Madu insisted that the Biafra struggle cannot be cowed by any military operation.
 “MASSOB wants President Buhari to continue to make similar blinded mistakes of this kind, which always express his frustrations. Any king, who thinks like Pharaoh of Egypt against the Jews, would certainly experience the doom of Pharaoh,” Madu said.
He further said: “Biafra agitation is only a reaction to the many injustices, exclusion, second class citizenship, born-to-rule philosophy, marginalisation and other forms of inequality that characterise the Nigerian state.
“No man born of a woman can crush Biafra because God, history and humanities are on our side. Biafra’s revolution is indestructible.
“MASSOB wishes to inform President Buhari that deploying his Nigerian military to Biafraland to carry out his shoot at sight order, arresting and detention of non-violent Biafra freedom fighters would not deter us. Killings, persecution, mesmerisation, suppression and oppression of Biafrans, including clampdown on non-violent and armless agitators because of our agitation for self-rule, only worsens the problem and underscores Nigeria as a creeping and repressive colonial state.”