There was confusion in Omor, Anyamelu Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday.
The police in Anaku, the council headquarters, allegedly stormed the office of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and destroyed it.
This occurred two days after the inauguration of the office.
Briefing reporters, the MASSOB Director of Information in the area, Joseph Tagbo, alleged that the police invaded their office and destroyed it two days after its inauguration.
“They vandalised and carted away equipment and cash.”
He said he wondered what their offence was, which warranted the destruction, adding that MASSOB was a defenceless body fighting for a sovereign state of Biafra.
Tagbo decried the police for provoking a non-violent group.
MASSOB’s Onitsha Region Four Administrator Arinze Igbani and the Director of Transport, Chief Charles Oputa, described the police action as barbaric. They said it would not deter MASSOB from its struggle to actualise a Biafran nation.
According to Chief Oputa, now that MASSOB was working to ensure a hitch- free Christmas season, “the police have destroyed our office. It is unfortunate because we did not commit any offence.”
Efforts to speak to the police spokesman Emeka Chukwuemeka were not successful, but a source in the police confirmed the incident, saying MASSOB was not recognised by the government and should not have offices.