- MASSOB accused the Nigerian army of destroying its office in Ebonyi
- The group said that the soldiers are enemies of Biafra
- They also accused the army of carting away valuable items belonging to the group
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the Nigerian army of destroying its office in Ebonyi during the recently concluded Operation Python Dance II.
The group claimed that the army descended on its Ezza south local government area of Ebonyi state's office, destroying properties and carting away valuable items.
According to reports, the leader of the group, Gideon Iloke, said soldiers numbering about 500 descended on the office, destroying flags, emblems and other Biafra item.
He said: “Last week the enemies of Biafra attacked our office in Onueke, chased away our members, destroyed our flags and carted away other valuables.
“Everybody knows that MASSOB/BIM under the leadership of Chief Raph Uwazuruke is nonviolent in it’s approach to the agitation for the realization of Biafra Independence.
“Therefore what was the reason for attacking our office? They should know that even though they attacked our office and scattered our men,I want them to know that MASSOB/BIM is everywhere in the World and no force is capable of killing all of us; Biafra has come to stay."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the troops of 81 Division of the Nigerian army on October 7, launched its 2017 training exercise tagged Operation Crocodile Smile in Lagos and Ogun state.
The southwest exercise is expected to last three weeks and end on October 28, 2017.
The spokesman of the division, Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Daudu, in a statement on Monday, said that the exercise will also avail troops the opportunity to sharpen combat skills in the conduct of land base as well as joint riverine operation.
Daudu added that the exercise may transform into real operations to deal with emerging security challenges such as kidnappings, cultism, armed robbery, pipeline vandalism, and insurgency, among others, Daily Post reports.
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