A faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has condemned the 16th year anniversary celebrated by the Ralph Uwazuruike-led faction. It said Uwazurike would be probed for the death of some Igbo people.
The Ralph Uwazuruike-led faction staged an anniversary march in some states on Sunday where about 50 persons were arrested and others died.
The group alleged that Uwazuruike caused the arrests and deaths of innocent citizens in the name of MASSOB.
National Director of Information Comrade Uchenna Madu, in a statement yesterday, condemned the deaths and arrests of some factional members during Sunday’s celebration.
The statement reads: “Though the celebration is a yearly ritual, but in every resolution, when a major program is introduced, there must be a tangible vision and aim to be actualised.
“We condemn the stupidity and insensitivity of some factional members under Uwazuruike, who endanger their lives without considering their family’s welfare.
“Sunday’s anniversary, with no single achievement, led to the unnecessary death of Uwazuruike’s factional members while many were detained. Where did Uwazuruike hold his own thanksgiving? Did he celebrate in his house or hotel? Why is it that Uwazuruike did not attend any church to mark the anniversary?
“The dead are still in the mortuary, many are detained, proper burials have not been given to those who died in active service, their families have not been consoled while some bodies have not been recovered from security agents; they have been forgotten there. We shall probe Uwazuruike.”