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MASSOB faults Agbakoba on N1trn compensation for Igbo

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has disagreed with constitutional lawyer, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, for demanding N1trn and two more states for the South-East geo-political zone from the Federal Government.

The pro-Biafra group said Agbakoba was on his own, adding that it was not interested in any compensation from the Federal Government over alleged years of discrimination against Ndigbo.

Agbakoba had filed a N1trn fundamental human right suit against the Federal Government on behalf of the South-East geo-political zone over purported underdevelopment and discrimination against the zone.

The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, had among other demands, asked for two more states in the South-East zone to correct an imbalance where the North-West has seven states with others enjoying six states except the eastern part of the country with five states.

But MASSOB National Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, said the Igbo were not interested in the demands.

Okereafor, who spoke on Saturday in a telephone chat with SUNDAY PUNCH, explained that MASSOB was only interested in freedom and not compensation.

He pointed out that N1trn and two more states for the South-East would not bring back the Igbo killed in the past.
Punch, April 23, 2017

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