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Ralph Uwazurike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has appealed for peace as he holds consultation with Northern groups in Kaduna.



Mr. Uwazurike, who led a delegation of Igbo leaders from the South East, told some youth groups in Kaduna on Monday that MASSOB had pursued the path of peace since its creation in 1999.'

“MASSOB had existed for 18 years without violence, but in 2009, I went to London and opened Radio Biafra and handed it over to Nnamdi Kanu as the director.

“Soon afterwards, politicians hijacked him, and he started working for them.

“The radio that was meant to educate our people and advise our people was turned into the source of hate messages, blackmail, intimidation and others.

“The resultant effect was that the northern youths came up to challenge us, to say that they are not happy with the hate messages and the insults they receive from the same radio.

“ I am here today to say that the main purpose of floating the organisation called MASSOB was not to cause crisis in Nigeria.

“I assured the late Odumegu Ojukwu when he was alive that there would be no other civil war in Nigeria.

“Because he, Ojukwu was so concerned and wanted some measure of assurance from me that MASSOB would not cause problems in Nigeria and I gave him that assurance.

“And I am today disappointed, that the assurances I gave, may not see the light of the day, if certain measures were not taken, and that is why I am here in Arewa House today.”

He assured of the safety of the northerners resident in the South East and urged them to continue with their businesses in the area.
“I am here to assure you northerners that all your people in the South East are safe and nobody will harass them.

“And, I am happy to hear my friend, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, who assured of the safety of lives and property of Nd’Igbo in Northern region.”

Mr. Uwazurike averred that the crisis in the country was being manipulated by politicians and urged the youth not to allow themselves to be used.

He, however, stressed the need to address perceived marginalization, adding that although it was right for any part of the country to seek self determination, it was wrong to pursue same through violent means.

“Self determination without violence is a fundamental right, we must strive against sowing the seed of discord ‎but do all that will promote peace and justice.

“There is a gap of communication from our leaders which needs to be bridged, hence we are meeting with notable leaders in the north to persuade them that there is no cause for alarm,“ he said.

Meanwhile, Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who convened the meeting, said it was in response to recent quit notice issued by some northern groups to Igbos.

He said the meeting was to intervene in the impasse threatening the unity and oneness of the country.

According to Mr. Al-Mustapha‎, the youths need to wear their thinking caps, use their brains and refuse to be used in fomenting any form of crisis in the country.

He said current events may not be unconnected with external forces wanting to see Nigeria disintegrate.
Mr. Al-Mustapha also cautioned the youth against making statements that would further cause tension in the country, in spite of the unpleasant comments from IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

He appealed to the Kaduna State Government and the Inspector General of Police to withdraw the arrest threat on the youth leaders who issued the Kaduna Declaration.

(NAN)

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  1. Ralph Uwazurike, you are a total disgrace. You should be regretful of the day you were born. Must there be a civil war to achieve Biafra Republic? We aren't in 1967 for God's sake!!! Ask for referendum from the United Nations. No civil war. This demand will continue to be a recurrent decimal until will be achieved.

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    1. Man what are you saying? The United Nations grant referendum in a sovereign state? Lol.

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    2. Man what are you saying? The United Nations grant referendum in a sovereign state? Lol.

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  2. Ralph Ralph shaaaaame

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  3. Shameless hypocrist

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  4. Yes, Abba Esah. Learn more about the the functions of United Nations. I'm not trying to be disrespectful to you.

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  5. Check how many times Israel disregard United Nation referendums and resolution. It is not bidding on sovereign nation

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  6. Lolz
    Nawa for the Igbo's disunity.
    If na Yoruba then go say hypocracy

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  7. It will be difficult to have an heàrt of Biafra and freely do business and live in Nigeria

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  8. In my humble opinion, Let the Nigerian Government let Biafra go but on this conditions :
    1. No biafran should reside within or around Nigeria.
    2.No business interaction between Nigeria and Biafra of what so ever.
    3.No citizenship to biafrans
    4.All biafrans pursured will only carry the nearest minimum of what ever they have and leave the rest for Nigerian Government since they made it here.
    5.All biafrans in Nigerian prisons sentenced or awaiting trial be executed.
    6.No biafran should ever on what so ever ground come to Nigeria.
    7.Any attempt or attempted attempt to break or maneuver any of by the points aforementioned is a treason.

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    1. The Northerners will also leave the oil blocks in their control?

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  9. WOW !!! Can we see ourselves? Please read all these comments and u will be able to see clearly the hearts of the writers. It's all about possession and wealth. It's all about what we can get and what we can amass. Shame, what a shame. There's no one that's even talking about God or His will but about killing, possession, wealth, and ownership which leads to oppressive behaviors such as we are presently going through in Nigeria today. Theres no talking about God and His Son Jesus Christ, who makes it possible for u to even be able to think and talk. It's high time we rethought of our lives and how we are living it in the light of the One (God) who puts us here for a purpose. Did God put u here just to possess lands and properties? Did He put u here just to be the President of any nation? Is the reason why God put u here is to gain the possessions of ur rivals or other people like u and put them into misery? Did He put u here to marginalize other people? Did He put u here to cause confusion, pain, and create sorrow to others because u think u are superior to them? Did He put u here to create or destroy a nation instead of seeing to the best the one He had put together by His wisdom? Think about it and be smart as u think, think like God through His grace according to His word, seeking His face in truth through Jesus Christ His Son because all these things, one day shall pass away but His word will stand forever, that u will stand before God and will tell Him everything u have ever done, knowing that u can't manipulate nor deceive Him because He knows it all. As u think about this, be blessed, all IJN. 06132017 @ 7:01 pm.

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