Factional leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu has declared that they have “reached a point of no return”, in their quest for the state of Biafra.
In an interview with The Nation in Aba, Madu explained that the agitation for Biafra had gone too far to be stopped.
When he was asked whether the group would relent in its agitation, with the Federal Government seemingly addressing some of infrastructural issues in the South East, he replied: “We can’t stop, we have passed that point. Some people think that the agitation for the Sovereign State of Biafra was because of marginalization or infrastructural decay in the eastern region, No! We have passed that.
“We want Biafra, not because our roads are bad, not because Igbo man has not become the President of the country, Nigeria. We want Biafra not because of negligence of service, but we want Biafra because we are Biafrans; we are created Biafrans and we have to exhibit it in all sense of responsibility. We want to restore the ancient kingdom of Biafra as it were before the 1914 amalgamation of Northern and Southern Protectorate.
“Our people have died not because of Igbo Presidency, because of Biafra and the people that were killed in Aba and many other parts of Nigeria were being killed because of Biafra.
“They were not killed because of the bad roads in the southeast, second Niger Bridge or Igbo Presidency or decay in infrastructure, if they like, let them (federal government) fix everything overnight, it won’t make us to stop. We have reached at the point of no return, there is no way we can go back in the struggle for Biafra.”