Following 30 May sit-at-home in Igbo land, observed in remembrance of Biafran fallen heroes, Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on all freedom agitators (both far and near) to pray for themselves.
He urged IPOB to pray for the Biafran imprisoned brethren, especially, Nnamdi Kanu because the living needed the prayers more than the dead in the face of the maltreatment and persecutions metered on freedom fighters both home and abroad.
Uwazuruike in a recorded video expressed pain at the incessant harassment, abuse and detention of innocent Igbos who are not members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He lamented that the Nigerian security forces constantly harrasses him.
Uwazuruike said that recently the Nigerian Police IG issued instructions for the abduction and detention of his house caretaker who committed no crime. He said he was concerned with the fate of Biafran freedom agitators who are constantly targeted by Nigerian security operatives.
Ralph Uwazuruike lamented that freedom fighters are most times sabotaged by their fellows or families who use security operatives to settle personal scores for vendetta.
He however, knocked Muhammadu Buhari, the outgoing president for asking Nigerians to forgiveness for the country’s maladministration, saying, “Most of us in the southeast have begged Buhari to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention.”
“I was expecting that on the last day he was to leave office, he would release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. But he never did, he never forgave him, but he wanted Nigerians to forgive him.”
Uwazuruike also accused Buhari of being partisan with the law as he had released all Boko Haram suspects in detention but refused to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Scripted by Ekeoma Uchechukwu.
Published by Nwachineke Ugwu Okechukwu, Obinwannem News, 3rd June 2023