- War of words between Biafra agitating groups, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) with its Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has deepened
- As a result of this, Comrade Emmanuel Omenka, the Nnewi North Regional Administrator of BIM has called IPOB “a toothless bull dog with empty threats”
- He also insisted that IPOB members are cowards who do not have an office and only make noise in the newspaper stands and on pages of newspapers
All appears not to be well with the agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra as squabbles among agitating groups has deepened considerably.
The disagreement among the agitators is reflected by the rift between Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) with its Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which often throws up the question: 'Who owns Biafra?'
Comrade Emmanuel Omenka, the Nnewi North Regional Administrator of BIM, after a general meeting at Okpoko in Ogbaru local council of Anambra state has added his voice to the rift between the groups, branding IPOB as “a toothless bull dog with empty threats,” Daily Trust reports.
Omenka said: “ IPOB gave Uwazuruike a four-day ultimatum to prove his innocence against the allegation he (Uwazurike) levelled against Nnamdi Kanu and the ultimatum has since elapsed without the heaven falling.”
“It is an empty threat, they are cowards and do not have an office. They only make noise in the newspaper stands and pages of newspapers,” he added.
This new development follows the allegation made by Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike of (MASSOB) that IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu are fraudsters and the consequent ultimatum issued to Uwazuruike by IPOB for the allegation.
Recall that in their statement, IPOB spokesmen had said: “The four days given to Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike has elapsed but he has not been able to provide any evidence to support his baseless accusations.
“All you have struggled to hide from public knowledge will be laid bare. At the end of this exercise, MASSOB members themselves will lynch you.”
Meanwhile, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike, leader of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has been accused of working with Hausa Fulani Islamic Jihadists and has betrayed the struggle for restoration of a Biafra state.