The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on all Igbos to fast and pray for the release of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and others being detained by the Federal Government.
MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, made the call in a statement on Monday.
“Ndigbo shall not abandon their own son because of individual personal interest. As Nnamdi Kanu and others will appear in court on Dec 1st, MASSOB urges the people of Biafra all over the world to observe praying, fasting and supplication for our brothers and Biafra heroes.”
Madu said all MASSOB members in Imo State would converge on the group’s headquarters in Okwe, Onuimo Local Government Area of the state for the prayer session.
“MASSOB members will engage in a charismatic prayer meeting at MASSOB headquarters, Okwe on Dec 1st. As MASSOB demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and others, we shall maintain our non-violence principles”
“Until Igbo leaders understand the efficacies, potencies and political value of MASSOB, IPOB and others, they will never progress politically in Nigeria.”
Kanu is being tried for treason by the Federal Government and will appear in court for resumed hearing of his trial on December 1.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the launch of Operation Python Dance is a ploy by the Federal Government and South-East governors to exterminate pro-Biafra agitators.
The army authorities had on Monday announced the intention of the military to commence “Operation Python Dance” from November 27 to December 27 to check criminal activities in the South-East.
The IPOB in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, expressed fears that the exercise was targeted at Biafra agitators. It urged the international community and other relevant human rights organizations in the world to take note, adding that their lives are in danger.