Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has been accused by Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of complicity in the death of five of their members that occurred last week in the deadly violence that ensued after Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamadi Kanu, was granted bail by an Abuja Federal High Court.
In a statement released by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, he accused Gov. Obiano of sponsoring the alleged attack on members of the group.
The statement read: ”we hold Governor Willie Obiano responsible for the killings, arrest, torture, maiming and wounding of non violent, peaceful IPOB, MASSOB members at Ontisha jubilation over the news of Nnamdi Kanu’s court release order.
“Anambra State in Nigeria where members of MASSOB,IPOB demonstrated,protested or jubilated because of Nnamdi is not the only state in Nigeria. We have not recorded any killings,harassment,massive arrest,clampdown,shootings,torture and unguided statement by only in Anambra State.
“During Obiano’s condolence visit to Hausa residents in Onitsha over the touching of Mosque by sponsored hoodlums,Obiano sympathized with them without mentioning or commiserating with non violence Biafran agitators killed,arrested and tortured by security agents. He tactically gave them back up to clampdown and disperse non violence MASSOB,IPOB members.
“This executive order prompted and motivated the Army to kill,maim,arrest many of our members in Ontisha including those killed on the day of jubilation.”