The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB-BIM has disclosed that some traditional rulers have been enlisted in the pro-Biafra struggle.
Leader of MASSOB-BIM in Enugu North zone of Enugu State, Chief James Omeke revealed this to journalists during the mobilization and sensitization of new members from Igbo Etiti region, adding that the group intimated new members on why they believe that non-violence would earn them their sovereignty.
Members of the Movement for the Survival of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) during their rally to mark the 17th anniversary of the movement, yesterday, in Awka, Anambra State.
He said the regional administrator of Igbo Etiti, Mr. Jude Elugwu with other members went the length and breadth of Igbo Etiti to create awareness and convert new members.
“We see the recent mobilization and sensitization of people of Igbo Etiti region as very successful as we now have in our fold traditional rulers and about 200 new committed members enlisted into MASSOB-BIM.
“I cannot reveal the identity of the traditional rulers because it is not in my power to do so. Our national leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike will do that when the time is ripe”, he said.
According to him, MASSOB is delighted that the aim of the mobilization which is to enable more people join MASSOB BIM was fruitful.
“We told them that our national leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike had taken the matter up to the level of United Nations (UN), intimating them of his plans to carve out Biafra from Nigeria.
“The mobilization of new members witnessed a large turnout of people from twelve villages. We conscientised our new members on why MASSOB-BIM remained non -confrontational, we told them how we intend to actualize Biafra without a single gunshot.
“Our message to them is Biafra, our weapon, is non-violence”, he stressed.
Omeke commended Chief Ralph Uwazuruike for the opportunity given the zone to go out and mobilize and sensitize people for self determination.
Omeke said they would work tirelessly to bring more members into the fold.
He said MASSOB-BIM believes so much in the ability of Chief Uwazuruike to deliver Biafra to the Igbo and called on all Igbo sons and daughters to close ranks and give all that is necessary to MASSOB-BIM to actualize their freedom.