Tuesday, 17 May 2016

President Buhari Criticized by MASSOB after saying Boko Haram has no connection with ISIS

President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on Saturday, May 14, that there is no credible intelligence linking Boko Haram’s source of weaponry to the Islamic state has been greeted with repugnance by the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of Uchenna Madu.

Speaking on Monday, May 16, Madu slammed President Buhari for saying that Boko Haram sect has no link with ISIS terrorist group, The Sun reports.
He said: “Buhari’s statement that Boko Haram has no link with ISIS proves his alleged sympathy for the group. 

“Today, Buhari is defending the Boko Haram from ISIS because the International community condemns the ISIS with all their alliances & associates including his Boko Haram which the Hausa/Fulani uses as pressure factor to clinch the presidency. MASSOB draw the attention of the International community to this diplomatic damage and abortion by President Buhari. 

“Buhari is busy granting Amnesty and soft landing to Hausa/Fulani Boko Haram while our brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Benjamin Onwuka and others are languishing in different prisons in Nigeria.” 

This comes shortly after Kanunta Kanu, the immediate younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, has accused the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike of betraying Ndigbo by using the Biafran struggle to enrich himself. 

He said: “I know Uwazuruike one on one and what I know about him and that of IPOB are two different ball games. At the onset of the struggle, everybody believed him, our people believed him until when he disappointed our people, everybody knows that he disappointed us.” 

Meanwhile, a statement signed by the National Director of Information of MASSOB Samuel Edeson has addressed report of a clash between Biafrans and police, in which two were reportedly killed. 

The statement reads: “For clarity purposes, MASSOB wishes to inform Biafrans that our members were not killed or engaged with police or any rival in combat or public fighting.” 

“Our investigation shows that the ugly incident was caused by overzealousness and military tendencies of Ralph Uwazuruike- led Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) members, who wreaked the havoc and not MASSOB led by Uchenna Madu.” 

“It will be noted that when the leadership of MASSOB expelled Uwazuruike on November 30, 2015 at MASSOB headquarters, Okwe, over alleged criminal activities, financial recklessness, open political romance with Nigeria Government/Hausa Fulani and deviation from the Biafra Struggle, he quickly formed this new group called Biafra Independent Movement (BIM ), some former MASSOB members still loyal to him switched over with him, they became BIM members. Since then, they ceased to be called MASSOB members. 

“Unfortunately, some members of the public see them as MASSOB members even some confused ones among them still parade themselves as members of MASSOB. Since our new leader, Uchenna Madu took over the leadership of MASSOB with Okwe as it’s headquarters, MASSOB underwent a rigorous transformation and new orientations with human face, a new MASSOB that carries Ndigbo along where every genuine Igboman is a stakeholder.”

Source: The Sun Newspaper

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