Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Tuesday, accused members of Association of Igbo Youths Organisation,
AIYO, of abducting one of its leaders, identified as Chief Arinze Igbani.
MASSOB’s Deputy National Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha, who raised the alarm said AIYO members abducted Igbani last Saturday and demanded N500,000 for his release.
He lamented that the police merely asked them to come over to the police station and put their statement in writing, instead of swinging into action.
In a reaction, AIYO denied the accusations and gave MASSOB conditions for reconciliation.
Briefing newsmen, leader of AIYO, Chief Venatius Muoneke, accused MASSOB of committing many atrocities in the South East zone, especially Onitsha and its environs, adding that the movement had last April set AIYO vehicle ablaze and killed two of their members.
Muoneke also accused MASSOB of setting a police van ablaze and robbing some passengers along the highways of Anambra State, including an American-based medical doctor during the MASSOB 8 June 2013 sit- at- home order.