The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the federal government of being the sponsor of frequent attacks in parts of the South East.
MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, in a statement yesterday, said acts of criminal terrorism by the so called unknown gunmen being perpetrated in Igbo land against government facilities, security agents and some prominent individuals were being sponsored by enemies of the Igbo..
Madu said: “MASSOB condemns the terrorist attack against Professor Chukwuma Soludo at Isuofia. We equally condemn the unwarranted killings of Ebonyi State indigenes by Fulani herdsmen.
“MASSOB also condemns in totality, the breaking of Owerri prison by the so -called unknown gunmen.
“Through MASSOB intelligence agency, we found out that all these attacks are being sponsored and executed by the federal government of Nigeria through their protected militia men called bandits and unknown gunmen.
“Their primary aim is to discredit non violent pro Biafra freedom fighters like MASSOB and IPOB.
“They want to create an erroneous impression that pro Biafra agitators have turned violent and militant.
“How can untrained people with no military training overpower the entire security apparatus of Nigeria in the South East? Why is it that there was no security resistance during the break – up of Owerri Prisons and Imo State police headquarters in an operation that lasted more than one hour?”
According to him, the Nigeria military cantonment at Obinze, Owerri is seven minutes drive to the scenes of the crime, while the Imo State MOPOL base is three minutes drive to the scenes of the crime and wondered why there was no resistance from security agencies.