Nobody can ban MASSOB: Uwazuruike
In defence of its movement and people, leader of Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has declared that nobody can ban the activities of MASSOB because it has the backing of United Nations charter on indigenous peoples right to self-determination.
Uwazuruike was reacting to the purported ban on MASSOB activities in Anambra State by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hosea Karma, Uwazuruike advised the police to study the United Nations Charter, Article I to II on indigenous people's rights.
This stance came from the deputy national director for Information, Mazi Chris Mocha, who stated that UN General Assembly had on September 13, 2007, adopted a resolution calling for the recognition of the world's 370 million people's right to self-determination.
“The UN General Assembly had on Thursday, September 13, 2007, whilst Uwazuruike was in detention in Kefi prison in Nassarawa State, adopted a resolution that called for the recognition of the world's 370 million people's rights to self-determination and control over their lands and resources.
In his own words,“There comes a time, when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression as is the case in Nigeria.
The only option for such indigenous people would be to take their destiny into their own hands.
“MASSOB is using non-violence approach and nobody, not even the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Arase, can ban MASSOB in any part of Nigeria. So, let no policeman, soldier, politician or any person try to intimidate us.
It is our inalienable right. Anything to the contrary by the police is a state rumour and absurd,”, Uwazuruike said.
The MASSOB leader, vowed to pursue vigorously, the agitation of self-determination based on the UN Charter, impart ideas and hold meetings without interference from any person or persons.
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