Residents of the capital city of Anambra State, Awka and its surrounding towns have been urged to observe the sit-at-home directive by the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Saturday, June 8 to protest the senseless killings of innocent Igbo sons and daughters across the country, particularly in the North where Boko Haram holds sway.
The Awka South Regional Administrator of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Nze Damian Nzekwe, who made the call yesterday in a statement, said the sit at home would be between the hours of 6 am and 4 pm, saying there would be no vehicular movement, wedding, traditional marriage and burial on that day.
Recalling the incessant and senseless killings of Ndigbo in Nigeria, he said: “As you are aware of extra judicial killing of six innocent Ndigbo at Apo, Abuja, seven years after the gruesome murder of our people, the principal suspect in the said murder, Ibrahim Danjuma is walking the streets a free man.
“Recently, bodies of innocent Igbo youths were found floating in the Ezu River, and till today we have not been told what happened and no one has been punished for that sin.” Nzekwe said MOSSOB being a non-violent organization had resolved to protest, adding that no amount of police intimidation would stop it.
Also speaking on the directive, the Regional Director of Information, Paul Obi Okoye said the protest was one that must be done, warning that the Federal Government recent decision to resume treason charges against MASSOB leader, Ralph Uwazuruike would be challenging God.