The State Coordinator of MASSOB in Abia State, Comrade Anayochukwu Okpara in a telephone interview on Tuesday told a Nation Correspondent in Aba the incident at the Kuje Medium Prison was sponsored and alleged that it was a calculated attempt to eliminate Kanu by the powers that be in the country.
Okpara warned that should anything happen to Kanu, MASSOB, IPOB and other pro-Biafra groups would be forced to abandon their peaceful disposition over the struggle for the emancipation of the Sovereign state of Biafra.
He used the opportunity to condemn the persistent attacks and killings of “Biafrans” across the “Biafra territories”.
According to him, “we condemn the invasion of our farm lands, the raping of our sisters and mothers, the killing of our innocent brothers and destruction of property by the so-called Fulani herd’s men. The recent attacks and killing of people in Enugu community is babaric and should be totally condemned.
“We are giving the Hausa/Fulani herds men seven days to leave Biafra land because they have bitten more than they can chew and we cannot fold our arms and see this happen again.
Another member of IPOB who gave his name as Chukwuma corroborating Okpara’s position lamented the long incarceration and slow pace of Kanu’s trial, stressing that it was an attempt to discourage Kanu's followers.
Chukwuma while urging members of IPOB to remain calm also expressed confidence that Kanu and other Biafta agitators would not be cowed into the plans of the federal government of Nigeria to quench the struggle of liberating the people of old Eastern Region from the hands of “bad leadership”.