The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has slammed Abdulrahman Dambazau, former chief of army staff and minister of interior, for comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) to terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The separatist group alleged that Dambazzau, who served as a general in the Nigerian army, is being myopic and exhibiting loss of sense of reasoning.
MASSOB, in a statement released on Sunday by its national director of information, Edeson Samuel, said the “coordinated synergy of all pro-independence agitators in Biafra, Oduduwa and Middle Belt lands will always resist the Fulani domination”.
“It is a well known fact that IPOB, OPC, MASSOB and other self-determination groups in Nigeria are engaged in a legitimate self-determination struggle for our people’s liberation from the series of slavery the British yoked us with the Hausa Fulani-dominated Nigeria Enterprise with their Islamic and Sharia hostages,” the group said.
“How can a man who has served in the military as Army General suddenly become myopic and exhibit loss of his sense of reasoning by comparing IPOB, OPC to Islamic terrorist Boko Haram?
“The Fulani from Sudan, Mali, Niger and Libya are now residents in Nigeria. They are in our rural villages as shoe menders, water well diggers, okada riders and tailors waiting to execute their plans of overtaking the Southern and Middle Belt regions.
“The coordinated synergy of all pro-independence agitators in Biafra, Oduduwa and Middle Belt lands will always resist the Fulani domination.”
Also, the OPC, while responding to likening the operation of the group to the jihadi group by Dambazau, over the weekend, accused the former minister of providing technical and financial support to bandits terrorising the north while in office.