Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike and former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, on Monday met in Kaduna State over the quit notice to issued to Ndigbo by some northern youths.
In a meeting the duo held at the Arewa House, the same venue where the northern youths issued their order, they called for peace and cautioned the youths of the two regions not to allow themselves to be used by politicians and possibly foreigners, to destroy the unity of the country.
Al-Mustapha sharing his view at the meeting, said it may not be impossible that the present crisis in the country and divisive utterances from various groups may not be unconnected with foreign sponsorship.
He therefore appealed that “our younger ones whom have been declared wanted should be set free, and the order of arrest should be rescinded because it is not the solution.”
Uwazurike, in his own remarks blamed it all on politicians, who according to him are manipulating the youths.
He said, “The youth must not allow that, the country must continue to exist as one nation but issues of marginalisation can be discussed.”
He said the intention of founding MASSOB was for it to serve as a peaceful platform through which issues of perceived marginalisation of the Igbo’s in Nigeria could be tabled and sorted out, adding that it was not wrong for any part of the country to seek for self-determination, but that it be must be done without violence.
“I handed over Radio Biafra which I created to Nnamdi KANU in London as the managing director and was hoping it would serve the purpose for which it was created, but was disappointed that politicians hijacked it and it became something else.
“I want to assure northerners that your people in the South east are safe and nobody will harass them and am happy that my friend Al-Mustapha has also given same assurance of the safety of our people in the north.
“Self-determination without violence is a fundamental right, we must strive against sowing the seed of discord but do all that will promoted peace and justice.
“There is a gap of communication from our leaders which needs to be bridged hence we are meeting with notable leaders in the north to persuade them that there is no cause for alarm,” he said.
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