– MASSOB leader, Solomon Chukwu has reiterated that the south south region is part of Biafra
– He berated those stating otherwise, describing them as ignorant of history and simply trying to impress their Fulani taskmasters
– He listed names of notable Nigerians who are indigenes of the larger south south and called them true Biafrans
In reaction to reports that the south south is not part of Biafra, the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has reiterated that the entire south south geopolitical zone and the entire Eastern Nigeria are included within the territory of Biafra.
Solomon Chukwu, a leader of the group, stated this while speaking with Vanguard on Monday, June 5.
According to the MASSOB leader, the anniversary commemoration in honor of Biafran heroes which was observed across the eastern region on May 22 and 30 had proven to the Federal Government that the people of Biafra can no longer be held back in their struggle to have a homeland where they could find greater accommodation and satisfaction.
He warned those saying the south south was not a part of Biafra to stop deceiving the public and berated them as being ignorant of the history of the Biafran struggle.
He said: “Those who say south south or Niger Delta is not part of Biafra are ignorant; most of them are politicians in the south south zone who are saying it out of mischief to impress their Hausa/Fulani task masters. “History has it that people like Ojukwu’s second in command, Gen. Philip Effiong, fought for Biafra till the end.
“Was Effiong not from Akwa Ibom State? “My father and other strong men of Niger Delta also fought for Biafra till the last day of the battle. “How can somebody like Albert Horsefall say that Port Harcourt is not part of Biafra? “I’m a Biafran from Ikwerre land in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers state.
“I’m a true son of Niger Delta. Till today, we still have many strong men from the South South who stands to be counted in supporting Biafra. “People like Uche Okwukwu, Asari Dokubo, among other great Niger Delta sons who are in support of Biafra.
“Whether they call us south south or Niger Delta or Igbo, the Eastern region is united in the struggle to actualize an independent State of Biafra.
“Some people from the area who sabotaged Biafra during the war have seen through the Hausa/Fulani deception and regretted their actions.”
Going further, he stated, “This has been one of the divide and rule styles they use against people of the Eastern region, by saying Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Cross River, Bayelsa is not part of Biafra but it is no longer working, our people have seen through their tricks over 30 years ago.
“We are wiser now; people from Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta and the Igbo speaking part of Edo and Benue attend MASSOB meetings.”