The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, says it has seen a ray of hope in its quest following President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly where he urged world leaders to assist the Palestinian state in getting freedom from the State of Israel.
In this light, the secessionist group, in a statement issued yesterday by its Deputy National Director of Information, Mazi Chris Anierobi Mocha, asserted that it has begun re-strategizing on how to successfully establish a sovereign state of Biafra.
While recalling that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo had expressed concerns before the independence of Kosovo in February 17, 2008, that the recognition of Kosovo from Serbia would embolden the secessionist movement in Nigeria, Mocha noted that President Buhari’s speech at the just concluded meeting was an inspiration to nations seeking freedom to step up their separatist agitations.
According to him, “Some of the enclaves and proposed nations that have stepped up their separatist activities included Palastine, the new Biafra, Northern Spain, Tibet, Northern Canada, Western Sahara and 20 others.”
Mocha continued that based on Buhari’s statement, “MASSOB has begun to re-organise, re-prioritize and re-strategise on its process of fully establishing a sovereign state of Biafra.”
The group had claimed that UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007, adopted a resolution calling for the recognition of the world’s 370 million peoples’ right to self-determination, and vowed to pursue vigorously, the agitation for self-determination and to impact ideas, hold meetings in order to discuss freely without interference from any person or persons.