By DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, Nnewi
The leader of the Movement for the Actialisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, yesterday gave what he called last warning to all Igbo resident in the northern part of Nigeria to leave the zone or face dire consequences.
Uwazuruike gave the warning in Okwe near Okigwe, Imo State, after an emergency meeting with leadership of the movement. He said the directive had become necessary to avoid further loss of Igbo blood in the North due to the increasing bloodletting by Boko Haram insurgents.
He said the pronouncement of a prophet was not needed for any Igbo man or woman to know that Nigerian security forces could no longer guarantee their safety since the insurgents had not relented in their wicked bloodletting activities. He said anybody who disregarded the last warning would face the consequences.
The MASSOB leader contended that every Igbo had a community in the South-East, saying it would be better for them to die in their fatherland than to be killed by Boko Haram in the North.
He restated the commitment of the MASSOB to actualise the sovereign state of Biafra through non-violence, saying the movement would not be cowed to silence.