The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said that declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek another term does not in anyway matter to them.
MASSOB also warned Igbos not to participate in the coming election, adding that it could be an avenue for Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram to kill more innocent people.
The group also backed T Y Danjuma’s recent call for self defense, adding that they will use catapult to defend their people.
The National Director of Information for MASSOB, Sunny Okoroafor, spoke to reporters against the backdrop of the recent declaration by President Buhari.
He said for peace to be restored, the country should split into six so that each region will go its way.
He said, “If President Muhammadu Buhari declares for a second term or not, it is not our concern, our major concern is Biafra.
“Elections in Nigeria are baseless and flawed, MASSOB do not have interest in Nigerian politics. However, we are not going to disrupt the 2019 elections.
“The president should first of all stop the killings and bloodletting across Nigeria which is paramount before talking of re-contesting election.
“But as the president of the country, he has the right to seek re-election and nobody will take away that from him.
“The 2019 election in the country will be bloody, if they could be killing people everyday when there is no election, imagine what will happen if there is election in the country.
“Our advice to the Igbo is that they should not participate in the Nigerian election as not to be victims of what is going to happen.
“Nigeria is in big trouble and people are talking about election, what type of election is that when people are dying everyday. Nobody is safe again in the country and that is why we are agitating for Biafra, which must surely come.
“Look at the killings all over the country, today it is Boko Haram, tomorrow, it is Fulani herdsmen, maybe before the elections next year, another group of killers will emerge, but my advice to our people is that they should not be involved in the election as not to be prey to the Hausa/Fulani,” Okoroafor cautioned.
“Not only that, the country will be spilt into six countries so that each zone would go its own separate way. If this is not done, Nigeria will continue to be in turmoil.
“It is true that we don’t carry guns and we don’t believe in violence, but MASSOB will use catapult to defend our people and we are sounding a note of warning to the Fulani herdsmen that they should not come to the South-East.
“The Fulani want to use their herdsmen to conquer the whole of Nigeria, including Igbo land. What their fore-fathers couldn’t achieve in the 19th Century, they want to accomplish in the 21st Century, it is not possible, let them come to Igbo land, we are waiting for them”, he warned.