The Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has threatened to “bring down” the country called Nigeria should any part of the Southeast suffer a bomb attack by Boko Haram.
This threat is coming days after bombs were discovered at Winners’ Chapel church in Owerri and some alleged men of the dreaded Boko Haram sects were arrested in Abia State.
“The position of MASSOB on this matter is firm. We will bring down Nigeria, if any bomb goes off in the Southeast. We can no longer tolerate the mindless killing of Ndigbo in any part of Nigeria because we will retaliate with equal force against any attack on any part of Igboland.”
MASSOB leader Ralph Uwazuruike, who made the threat in a telephone interview with The Nation, warned that his group would go on rampage.
The group warned against what it described as deliberate posting of Military, Police, Customs and Immigration officers, who are Igbo, to the Northeast to confront the Boko Haram insurgents.
It alleged that their counterparts from the North were being posted to the Southeast for safety.
MASSOB claimed that such a measure was part of the grand plan of the pre-Nigerian civil war agenda to totally annihilate Igbo officers and men in the nation’s military by the powers that be.