The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has revealed why it began agitation for independent of the defunct Republic of Biafra.
Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of MASSOB, said the killing of Igbos in Northern states stirred agitation for Biafra.
Uwazuruike disclosed this when he played host to convener of the Northern Elders Council, Professor Ango Abdullahi, in his Owerri residence on Tuesday.
He further stated that Igbos were still being killed in the North, appealing to Abdullahi to help stop the bloodshed.
He said, “There is no doubt that a lot of senseless bloodshed is still going on periodically in the Northern Nigeria today. Only sadists and possibly, the perpetrators of the damnable act will be happy to kill, maim and destroy precious human lives with reckless abandon.
“I was constrained to start agitating for an independent Biafra when I could no longer bear the way Ndigbo were being killed in parts of the country and their hard earned properties either looted or destroyed.
“I must explain that why I started the agitation for Biafra was because the lives and valuables of our people were not and are still not safe in the North. Lives are wasted as if it no longer has value.
“What matters to me, as always, is the safety of life and property of Ndigbo.”