The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has alleged that last Monday’s massacre of 46 persons in Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State and other similar killings across some part of the country were perpetrated by the Islamic Arewa Army, ISAA, which it said, was set up to conquer the Christian South.
MASSOB also declared that the sudden presidential order against Fulani herdsmen should be seen as an empty political jamboree and a hypocritical exhibition by President Muhammadu Buhari to deceive the Igbo Christians in general, alleging that more coordinated military camouflaged pogroms, disguised as being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen, should be expected.
Rising from an emergency meeting of its executives held at the MASSOB headquarters in Okwe, Okigwe district of Imo State on Friday, the group’s leader, Uchenna Madu, in communiqué, charged Ndigbo to hold their governors responsible for any invasion of their communities by foreigners.
The communiqué reads, “President Muhammad Buhari’s sudden, pressurized u-turn and presidential order against Fulani’s herdsmen is a complete political jamboree which can never hold any water. It is a hypocritical exhibition meant to deceive the Igbo Christians in general.
“More coordinated military camouflaged pogroms is coming, it shall continue to be disguised as Fulani’s herdsmen but the real men behind these pogroms are Islamic Arewa Army, ISAA, established to conquer, actualize the Islamic, political, economical, social command of Othman Dan Fodio, Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto) using the minority North (Middle Belt) to fight against the Christian South.
“MASSOB warns that Ndigbo should hold their governors much responsible for any invasion of our land by foreigners.”