The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Saturday, pledged total allegiance to the Niger Delta Avengers and other pro- Biafra groups from the Niger Delta region.
The Avengers, a militant group, has been claiming responsibility of series of bombings in the Niger Delta.
It has also been making demands for the release of Radio Biafra Director and leader of IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement signed by the national leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, he stated that MASSOB was glad that the Avengers had been consistent in the struggle for the liberation of Biafra.
“The consistency, selflessness and pragmatism of these Biafra warriors gladdens our hearts.
“It shows and proves the positiveness and acceptability of Biafra by our brethren across the Niger. It also rubbished the earlier diversionary, cowardice, stupid and negative comments / statements and position of some leaders of Ethnic nationalities of the South South who are brainwashed by Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchies against Biafra”, he declared.
Madu further stated that “the activities of the current Niger Delta Warriors is a natural confirmation that Biafra stretches towards the gulf of Guinea. The natural inhabitants and indigenous people of these lands are Biafrans by birth but Nigeria by citizens.
“MASSOB has made it open that we want Biafra though we choose non violence approach. We shall also support every genuine, legitimate methodology and approach chosen by any group towards Biafran self determination.
“Because of our non violence approach, the Nigerian security forces have killed thousands of MASSOB members and other groups members since 1999 when the current struggle started.”
The group lamented that the Nigerian government and the international human rights organisations as well as the Western world “seemed to have turned blind eyes over atrocities being committed against Biafrans who are agitating for self-autonomy but posited that time shall come when the Nigerian government will beg Biafrans and the detained Nnamdi Kanu of the IPOB.
“These extra judicial killings of non violent, unarmed Biafra agitators have gone unchecked by Nig Government and international watchdogs against human rights abuses, brutalities, genocides and pogroms including United Nation.
“The Western world seems not to react against the Ethnic cleansing of our people because of economic and diplomatic interest in Biafra natural treasures which they aligned with Nigeria and kept their hypocritical eyes closed against the fate of over 60 millions Biafrans.
“Nigeria and her likes understand the only language of violence. Today, Buhari’s military soldiers are being disgraced, economic power block is being dismantled, diplomatic relations being shattered, his Government in disarray even himself is confused because of the activities of Biafran agitators in the Eastern region.
“Our comrades from Niger Delta who are more United and focused than groups from Igbo based hinterland should not relent as the knees of our oppressors shall bow soon. They will beg Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others”.
Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2016/06/05/massob-pledges-allegiance-to-niger-delta-avengers/