The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has asked the Nigerian government and its Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court.
The Ralph Nwazuruike-led Pro-Biafra group threatened to resort into civil disobedience which would doom for the Nigerian state if Kanu was not brought to court on Thursday.
In a press release signed by Comrade Uchenna Madu, on Tuesday night, MASSOB asked the Nigerian government to produce Kanu physically in court on Thursday.
Recall that Justice Binta Nyako had fixed October 21, 2021, for the continuation of hearing in the treasonable felony charges preferred against Nnamdi Kanu by the President Muhammadu Buhari government following the failure of the Department of State Service (DSS) to produce the separatist leader before the court on July 26.
Kanu was rearrested in Kenya in a collaborative team operation between foreign security intelligence outfit and the Nigeria government and was extradited to the country to continue his trial, after he fled Nigeria following a military attack, during the operation codenamed ‘Python Dance,’ on his home at Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia.
But MASSOB in a release said, “We support other moves that draw Biafra closer to actualisation. We shall continue to collaborate and partner with every positive move and steps that will bring the release of our other comrades in different Nigeria prisons mostly in Awka and Onitsha detention camps.
“The call for stay at home on Thursday, 21st October, 2021 which has been our recalling measure and steps for effective civil disobedience is totally voluntary; this exercise has always been the life wire of the Biafran struggle which boomed the potency and acceptability of the Biafra struggle.
“The request for closure of markets, public/private motor parks, schools and other republic business premises is voluntary; not by force, it is a mark of respect and love for our fatherland and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“As a non-violent organisation, Biafrans shall not be compelled, pressurised or forced to observe the stay-at-home exercise. The heavy presence of the Nigerian Army, mobile police, DSS operatives, Navy, Civil Defence in major cities of Biafra land since Monday are all signs of military jittery, fear and cowardice.”