The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra the Independent Movement (BIM) in Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State, yesterday said that they have co-opted traditional rulers and 200 members into the pro-Biafra struggle.
Leader of MASSOB-BIM in the zone, Chief James Omeke, gave the assertion to newsmen during the mobilisation and sensitisation training of new members from Igbo-etiti region, restating their belief in the non-violence strategy of realising Biafran sovereignty.
“We see the recent mobilisation and sensitisation of people of Igbo-etiti region as very successful as we now have in our fold traditional rulers and about 200 new committed members enlisted into MASSOB-BIM’.
“I cannot reveal the identity of the traditional rulers because it is not in my power to do so; our National Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, will do that when the time is ripe”, he said.
According to Chief Omeke, MASSOB is delighted that the aim of the mobilisation which is to enable more people join MASSOB BIM was fruitful.
“We told them that our National Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, had taken the matter up to the level of United Nations (UN) intimating them of his plans to carve out Biafra from Nigeria.
“The mobilisation of new members witnessed large turn-out of people from 12 villages. We conscientised our new members on why MASSOB-BIM remained non-confrontational; we told them how we intend to actualise Biafra without a single gunshot.
“Our message to them is that Biafra, our weapon is non-violence”, he stressed.
Omeke commended Chief Ralph Uwazuruike for the opportunity given the zone to mobilise and sensitise people for self-determination.