The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Thursday, said they were prepared to go all out with the Federal Government to press for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators languishing in Nigerian Prisons.
The organisation said neither soldiers or bullets would be enough to stop them if the IPOB leader and others are not released. It thus called for civil disobedience, urging markets, business premises in eastern states to close shop from Friday to press home their demand.
In a statement signed by MASSOB Leader, Uchenna Madu, read: ”MASSOB in the spirit of Biafranism and brotherhood among Biafra agitators have declared full support for the call for civil disobedience against Nigeria state on the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafra agitators detained across Nigeria and in Diaspora.
“In the spirit of collaboration and for Biafra sake, MASSOB will engage positively in every steps, programs and activities that will draw Biafra closer to actualization. We shall continue to collaborate and partner with every positive move and steps that will affect the release of our Comrades in different Nigeria prisons and detention camps.
“The call for stay at home tomorrow which has been our recalling measure and steps for effective civil disobedience is totally voluntarily, this exercise has always been the life wire of the Biafran struggle which boomed the potency and acceptability of the Biafra struggle.
“The request for closure of Markets, public/private motor parks, schools and other public business premises is voluntarily, not by force, it is a mark of respect and love for our fatherland. As a non violence organization, Biafrans shall not be compelled, pressurised or forced to observe the stay at home exercise.
“MASSOB, IPOB and other pro Biafra groups will not molest, compel or intimidate anybody to observe the stay at home exercise as all our members shall stay indoors, there shall be no physical demonstration, street march, procession or any other public functions tomorrow in Biafra land.
“The heavy presence of armed Nigeria Army, Mobile police, SSS operatives, Navy, Civil Defence in major cities of Biafra land since yesterday are all signs of Military jittery, fear and cowardice, it is mesmerization of President Buhari’s soldiers. The security panic, the presence of Soldiers has created in Biafra land will assist immensely and positively on the people to comply to our demands.
“The Nigeria security agents are complimenting and justifying the Biafra struggle. MASSOB is demanding the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi kanu and others detained in Nigeria prisons. The Biafra struggle will continue to unfold more confusing nature to Nigeria state until they realize their fruitless efforts in the unjust detention of Biafran Jews.
“No amount of security intimidation, mesmerization, killings, detention, oppression, incarceration etc will ever stop the will power of an indigenous people for self determination. MASSOB also condemned the brutalities, unlawful subjection and detention of Uchenna Inya (Abakiliki correspondent of New Telegraph Newspaper) on the day of MASSOB anniversary, the use of force can never stop the inflow of the spirit of Biafra”.
Meanwhile, tension is gradually building up in eastern states as there is possibility of clash between the agitators and security agencies.
Both regular Police and military are said to positioned in strategic locations across the region.