Igbo Summit: MASSOB, BRM warn IPOB against plot to attack Ohanaeze
TWO pro Biafra groups, Biafran Reformation Movement (BRM) and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, have flayed members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) for threatening to disrupt the planned Igbo summit in Awka, Anambra State by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo. IPOB has vehemently threatened to disrupt the summit by attacking the Ohanaeze leaders, if the organisers go ahead with the plan. A statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPoB, Emma Powerful, described Ohaneze Summit as a selfish idea, adding: “Restructuring was not what Ndigbo stood for, rather actualizing Biafra. Ohanaeze is working against our goal.”
Speaking with The Educator on Saturday in Awka, Former Spiritual leader of MASSOB and presently leader of Biafran Reformation Movement BRM, Ndubuisi Igwekani and the leader of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, said they were not in support of IPOB The BRM leader Ndubuisi Igwekani, told The Educator that his group would not tolerate continuous shedding of Ndigbo blood by anyone or group. According to him, “We condemn anything that will destabilize the peace we are enjoying in Igbo land and Anambra in particular. We want to achieve the Biafra project in a peaceful manner without carring arms, which should equally be the prerogative of Ohaneze. “Anyone or group that tries to destabilize Ndigbo should look for another way to do it and not through violence, our main aim is to actualize Biafra.
“We will win the war without intimidation and bloodletting. It would be achieved in a peaceful manner, and what we are looking for is how to bring everybody together to achieve our goal which is Biafra,” Igwekani said MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, said his movement would never support anarchy, adding that what Ohaneze was doing was purely it’s programme. “MASSOB had said it repeatedly that it is not violent. All we need is becoming Biafra and nothing more. We are not interested in killing our people and anyone that does that becomes our enemy. “If IPOB is making plans to attack Ohanaeze, it should desist from such and MASSOB will never be part of it,” Madu said. Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command, yesterday declared that it was ready for any one or group that planned to disrupt the Ohaneze Ndigbo summit in Awka on Monday