Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB), has called on Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose to release some Igbo traders unlawfully detained in the State since December, 2016.
In a statement issued by the group’s National Director of Information, Samuel Edeson, and made available to newsmen in Awka, MASSOB expressed worry over the delay the legal process of the case had suffered since December last year.
The group said it was not expected that the victims would suffer such fate in a state saddled by Fayose, who it described as a friend of Biafra and the masses.
While listing the detainees to include David Reuben, Onyemechi Nwanneka, Christopher Godwin, David Chukwu, Sunday Agbo, Sunday Mgbiri, Chisoba Obiekwe, Nwobodo James, Akeredolu Soji, MASSOB expressed optimism that the fate of the victims would change any time Fayose would intervene.
"Every effort to secure their release are being frustrated by Ekiti state security agents. These men are breadwinners of their respective families,” the statement read.
"As the people of Biafra are celebrating Governor Fayose of Ekiti state as a friend and brother to Biafra, MASSOB urges him to intervene on this unfortunate plight of our brothers detained unlawfully in his state.
" We also appeal for their release to rejoin with their respective families. In the spirit of the new political romance between the people of Biafra and Governor Fayose of Ekiti state, MASSOB under the leadership of our leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu is optimistic that Gov Fayose will not disappoint the people of Biafra.
"Our people should no longer suffer in the hand and land of our perceived friends. MASSOB also advised Igbos living in Ekiti state to be law abiding and adhere to Igbo traditional culture of ‘live and let live".