Pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra has warned Biafra agitators to stay at home on May 30th, to avoid getting shoot at by the police.
MASSOB, in a statement signed by its Anambra state coordinator and secretary, Mr Augustine Egbeh and Joseph Nnaji, respectively, asked the Inspector General of Police to deploy his men, to check the rampaging Boko Haran insurgents and marauding herdsmen, instead of dissipating energy on attack and arrest of Biafra agitators.
The group further stated that Nigerians, particularly the people of South East have already accepted to honour the Biafra heroes and heroines who laid their lives for them, by accepting to comply with the sit-at-home order.
Therefore, there will not be any need for them to pursue people up and down to comply, thereby giving the police and the military the opportunity to confront and kill them, Vanguard reports.
“We have told our men what to do on that day and it will be a waste of time, energy and resources, for the security agents to come out in pursuit of members of MASSOB, IPOB and other Biafra agitators on Tuesday when they will be observing the sit-at-home style of Biafra Day celebration in their homes.
“We therefore appeal to Nigerians and the people of South East in particular, to give Biafra fallen heroes and heroines the respect they deserve by complying with the planned sit-at-home directive by the IPOB and MASSOB, to avoid any embarrassment by the police and the military, whom we gathered, have perfected their plan to arrest and kill innocent people they will see on the streets, and brand them Biafra agitators.”
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has urged all politicians in Nigeria to stay away from its planned Remembrance day scheduled hold on May 30.
The IPOB said individuals ‘masquerading’ as Biafra agitators are making efforts to sabotage its May 30 remembrance day for some of its heroes who died during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war.
A statement by its media and publicity secretary Powerful Emma said the IPOB has gathered intelligence report that some individual have been meeting with officials of the federal government and some South-East governor to frustrate the event.