In January, 2013, some corpses were found floating on the Ezu River in Anambra State. Close to two years after, the identity of the bodies has remained a mystery as the cause of their death. The Federal Government, National Assembly, Anambra State government and the Police at one time or the other demonstrated cloudy commitment to unraveling the wonder.
Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra had claimed that nine of the bodies were its members arrested by law enforcement agencies.
Today MASSOB, has warned soldiers in the South East region to stop harassing them, saying they should face the deadly Boko Haram insurgents, and not non violent group as theirs.
The group said “soldiers should stop spending their energy on members of MASSOB who have been non violent in their struggle.”
Addressing reporter in Aba, Abia State Monday, MASSOB acting Director of Information, Sunny Okerafor decried the manner soldiers recently stormed the venue of their Abia North monthly meeting at Ohafia with four Hilux vans and arrested twelve of their members.
He wondered why the arrest should be made by the Soldiers, despite the fact that the meeting was peaceful and arms were not found on any member.
The MASSOB spokesman who warned that the group would not take it lightly with the Army should anything sinister happen to any of the twelve members in their custody, adding that this was not the first time his members would be arrested in such a provocative manner.
In his words, “This is not the first time our members are arrested by soldiers without any just cause and we have been pushed to the wall too far and may change our tactics if this persists.”
“Imagine soldiers fleeing from the Boko Haram, only to turn around to arrest MASSOB members who are non violent.” He stressed.
The spokesman called for the immediate release of the twelve arrested members at Ohafia, gave their names as to Ferguson Okorie, Chika Uluocha, Innocent Kalu, Marshal Akpan, John Kalu Obuh, Ibem Nmecha, Godwin Nwabueze, Evans Okoronkwo, Udonsi Kalu Ogbuka, amongst others