Another pro-Biafra group, this time, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) has condemned bitterly the recent declaration of Nigerian Army to launch “operation Python Dance 3” in the South East geopolitical zones.
The group, in a press statement by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, described the move “as another dimension of war prosecution by Buhari led Administration against Ndigbo.
“It also amount to political declaration of state of emergency in South East States.”
According to the statement, “the Army headquarters with their ulterior negative motives started this annihilating operation in Biafra land since November 27, 2016 without any public enlightenment and orientation in other to maim the people of Biafra.
“Though their main primary target and reasons of these operations is to silence and mesmerize the activities of pro Biafra Agitators whose nonviolence activism and international diplomatic sympathies have caused jittery and diplomatic cracks on Federal government.
“MASSOB also learnt that other frustrations of the Federal government led Army against the people of Biafra is gross jealousy of our technological and economic achievements despite all systematic and calculated subjections against Ndigbo. ”
MASSOB believed the Python dancing was against the people of Biafra mostly the Igbos during the coming Yuletide through intensive pressurised monetary extortion, harassment/ intimidations, mesmerization and secret / extra judicial killings of Ndigbo because of current Biafranization of Igboland and Ndigbo.
“They know that this Igbo festive season and subsequent Christmas season are period of Igbo gathering with much concentration in Igboland, so to the military, it’s a fertile land and opportunity for creating fears/ tensions among our people which they thought will derail the love, confidence and consciousness of Biafra.
“MASSOB described this is an extension of Buhari led administration forceful islamisation of Igboland through military fears and religious intimidation.
“This operation is also designed to demoralized the people of Biafra from returning home for Igbo festivities and Christmas celebration.
“The military operation is beyond Igbo leaders including the Governors and National Assembly members.
“MASSOB and the people of Biafra will never be intimidated, grow cold or loose focus on Biafra actualization and restoration.
“We encourage the military to continue their Python dancing until all their nakedness get completely exposed before the international communities.
“MASSOB advice the people of Biafra not to panic or entertain fears because of another Python dancing of Nigeria military in Biafra land.
“No amount of Nigeria military intimidations, Python dancing and militarisation of Biafra land will ever extinguish Biafra spirit among our people.”
The group also spoke against what it described as “the clampdown, mesmerization, torture and arrest of Biafra women Agitators that protested in Owerri against the continued subjection of Biafra self-determination agitation by Nigeria APC led federal government.
“We can’t continue to fold our hands and watch our enemies mesmerizing our ancestral cultures and traditions. It is a taboo in Igbo land to beat or assault elderly women in public.
“Imo state government under Rochas Okorocha has allowed and committed a sacrilegious abomination against Ala Igbo and our ancestors.
“Firstly, MASSOB demands that all the women must be released now with official apology statements from Imo state government.
“Secondly, Imo state government must institute a traditional cleansing of Imo land or major calamitous occurrences will befall Governor Rochas Okorocha led Imo state government.”
It would be recollected that a sister pro-Biafra group – the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) two days ago sent out a similar outcry over the planned deployment of soldiers to the streets and villages in the south East zone in the name of maintaining peace.
From Chuks Collins, Awka