The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday told the Igbo in Lagos to defend their lives and properties.
The group, in a statement by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, stated in Abakaliki that it would no longer tolerate attacks from any sections of the country.
The statement read in part: “The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned of dire consequences of systematic attack or organised killings of the people of Biafra that are residents in Oduduwa land mostly in Lagos State.“Ndigbo are not cowards or afraid of any motivated or sponsored attack against our people in Lagos State or any other part of Nigeria.
“MASSOB, will on Thursday, unveil gubernatorial candidates irrespective of political platforms or political parties that are Igbo-oriented in both Igbo land and Lagos. They will indisputably have the massive votes and support of Ndigbo in Saturday’s elections.
“One good thing the last presidential election has brought home to Biafrans worldwide is that despite the machination of our detractors, the Biafra world spoke with one voice.”