The Nation reports that the pro-Biafra group said it was engaging in fasting and prayer as Kanu is set to appear in court on December 1.
In a statement signed by Uchenna Madu who is the leader of MASSOB, the group urged “the people of Biafra all over the world to join them in praying, fasting and supplication for our brothers and Biafran heroes.”
“We shall maintain our non-violence position in our quest.” The group called on its supporters to intensify efforts for the release of Kanu and other pro-Biafran detainees. “We wish to inform our people that pro Biafra agitating groups including MASSOB, IPOB and others remained the political masquerade and pride of Ndigbo in Nigeria.
“Successive administrations of Nigerian government are afraid of Ndigbo in the present Nigeria state because of the activities and existence of MASSOB with the recent tempo of IPOB,” the statement posited. “Until Igbo leaders understand the efficacies, potencies and political values of MASSOB, IPOB and others, they will never progress politically in Nigeria.
Today, major Igbo leaders have abandoned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Nwawuisi and Madubugwu of IPOB, Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Uchenna Nicholas and 17 others of MASSOB and Benjamin Onwuka and 12 others of BZM because they thought that these men pose threat to their political adventures in Nigeria or economic interest.
“Every revolutionary struggle has symbol of leadership and motivation in its stages, though the individual personalities may not be perfect. Some years back, Uwazuruike was in this position until he derailed, today it is Nnamdi Kanu. Ndigbo shall not abandon their own son because of individual personal interest.”