Ohanaeze: We’ll work with IPOB, MASSOB to ensure Kanu’s release

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The new leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, said it will work with the pro-Biafra groups, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, to ensure their  agitations  are not violent.

Ohanaeze: We’ll work with IPOB, MASSOB to ensure Kanu’s release

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation also said it will throw its weight behind detained Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu to facilitate his unconditional release.


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Anambra State president of Ohanaeze, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who made this known while addressing newsmen in Awka, noted that the struggle for the realisation of Biafran objective should now be a matter of using the brain and not violence.

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“Ohanaeze will strive to bridge the gap between the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) because we are not prepared to lose any life.

“Biafra is for equity, justice and fairness. The struggle for the realisation of Biafran objective, this time around, is a matter of the brain and not violence.”


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Ogene further said the organisation would establish a link between it and similar bodies in other geo-cultural organisations, including churches and market leaders for all to be involved in restoring the dignity of the Igbo in Anambra State.

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He said the organisation would, “among other things, reach out to law enforcement agencies and minimise conflicts between them and the people, especially with regards to extortion at checkpoints.’

“We also intend to empanel a legal team of volunteers to take care of injustices against any Igbo man and will also assemble medical experts to take care of emergency situations.”

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