Police Arrest MASSOB Leader And 200 Members, Ojukwu's House Ransacked

Date: 26-08-2011 12:37 am (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 26-08-2011 12:37 AM (10 years ago)
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The President of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, was on Wednesday detained by the Enugu State Police Command for what it described as treasonable felony.

The police had earlier arrested no fewer than 200 MASSOB members as they converged on the state to attend an award ceremony in honour of ailing ex-Biafra leader, Dim Chukwuemeka-Odimegwu-Ojukwu, by the Igbo Youth Movement.

After the IYM event, Uwazuruike had left for the police command to ensure the release of his members but was arrested and detained by 7.11pm.



On being informed of the arrest of their leader, a MASSOB member, who spoke from Awka in Anambra State stated, “With what has happened today in Enugu State, the people of Nigeria should expect the worst from us.”

Those, who escaped arrest, were reported to have sought refuge in Odimegwu-Ojukwu’s house at GRA, Enugu. But on getting there and after a thorough search, the policemen could not find anyone around except his domestic servants.

The incident occurred while the ex-Biafra warlord’s wife, Bianca Ojukwu, was at the Presidential Hotel in Enugu, to receive the IYM Recognition Award on behalf of her husband.


Though Mrs. Ojukwu refused to comment on the matter when the news filtered into Presidential Hotel, she, however, told the crowd at the venue that her husband’s biggest challenge was the South-East governors.

She stated that the governors had continued to thwart his effort to unite Igbo. For instance, she lamented that despite several appeals by Ojukwu to the governors on the need to honour those who died fighting for the Republic of Biafra in the civil war, nothing had been done.

Bianca said, “There has not been any memorial service to remember those who paid with their lives in the struggle for Biafra. My husband has always tried to convince the South-East governors to organise one, but all to no avail as they seem not bothered.”

She added, “His dream was to hold a memorial service to say thank you to those young men and women who died for the struggle of the Igbo.”

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, said the five South-East governors had not adequately represented the interest of Igbo people.

Umeh said, “If they have represented the Igbo interest, why are they shying away from demanding one more state for the South-East zone?

“Whenever I tell them that the zone had the least number of councils and states when compared to other zones, and that they need to fight for the creation of more councils and an additional state, they keep harassing me. How can we keep alive the dreams of Ojukwu, our spiritual leader, when we keep up with this kind of attitude?”


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- allbright at 26-08-2011 01:23 AM (10 years ago)
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Haba ....i tought dis guy was dead......and 2d police arrest bankole first b4 ojukwu
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- purityjustice at 26-08-2011 03:24 AM (10 years ago)
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anyhow.
Posted: at 26-08-2011 03:24 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- danpatrick at 26-08-2011 03:49 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: allbright on 26-08-2011 01:23 AM
Haba ....i tought dis guy was dead......and 2d police arrest bankole first b4 ojukwu

Wonder, you may say.
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- ebysco at 26-08-2011 04:08 AM (10 years ago)
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wetin dem do wey make police arrest them abi dey no get another work ni?
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- sammy999 at 26-08-2011 04:42 AM (10 years ago)
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although i am a biafran, but i think it is high time this MASSOB go and look for something better to do and leave this biafra bullshit. briafra didnt work in the seventies when it was needed, it will never work again at least for many years to come. besides who needs biafra when they have successfully built their lives in different parts nigeria.
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- sugaDaddy1forU at 26-08-2011 04:45 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: allbright on 26-08-2011 01:23 AM
Haba ....i tought dis guy was dead......and 2d police arrest bankole first b4 ojukwu
DID U READ THAT COMMENT VERY WELL BEFORE U START COMMENTING....LET ME CLEAR UR MIND, FIRST OF ALL OJUKWU IS NOT DEAD N SECONDLY HE WAS NOT ARRESTED AFTER ANY BODY. YOUNG MAN, OJUKWU IS STILL SICK IN LONDON HOSPITAL OK....

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- donspirado88 at 26-08-2011 06:03 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: sammy999 on 26-08-2011 04:42 AM
although i am a biafran, but i think it is high time this MASSOB go and look for something better to do and leave this biafra bullshit. briafra didnt work in the seventies when it was needed, it will never work again at least for many years to come. besides who needs biafra when they have successfully built their lives in different parts nigeria.
You shut the phyuk up!.. See your stinky dirty mouth... Listen to yourself, "You're a Biafran". What do you know about Biafra... You're one of those people behind the disintegration of Ndi Igbo. Frankly, most Igbos surprise me a lot.... Even our brother Yoruba or Hausa folks will never behave like this especially when it comes to the thing of their people. They always speak one voice; but what are we..Huh??? Messing ourselves all the time....  All Igbos are a disgrace to their phyuking mother race! Nonsense. You better go and watch the war of Biafra & Nigeria as at 1967-1970... Maybe your phyuking head will change because those people that fought for Biafra are not fools. Useless damn phyuking Governors we have... SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS ARE DISGRACE TO IGBO RACE. phyuk them all.  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Sad Sad Sad Sad
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- donspirado88 at 26-08-2011 06:08 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: allbright on 26-08-2011 01:23 AM
Haba ....i tought dis guy was dead......and 2d police arrest bankole first b4 ojukwu
See him... Enemy of progress! Wishing another man's death. He's alive ok? Mumu! You better pray to reach his age. Fool  Angry Angry Angry Sad Sad
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- Ecto at 26-08-2011 06:09 AM (10 years ago)
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Ojukwu never dies.

God bless BIAFRA and all those who fighting for her freedom!
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- Simon-Zeletus at 26-08-2011 06:39 AM (10 years ago)
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Ojukwu is alive and his dream must shawling fulfill  AMEN 
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- QUEST1 at 26-08-2011 06:47 AM (10 years ago)
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To day, its either boko Haram,militant or Massob. may God help us in this country.
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- moralemike07 at 26-08-2011 08:23 AM (10 years ago)
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Nigeria, things dey happen.
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- Joshskillz1 at 26-08-2011 09:07 AM (10 years ago)
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May God save us al. I rest ma case.
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- allbright at 26-08-2011 09:09 AM (10 years ago)
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When i say i thought he was dead wat i meant was he was rumored dead b4 his son said he was in d hospital abroad...so watch wat u say pps 
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- ladyb4u at 26-08-2011 09:27 AM (10 years ago)
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may God help us
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- ochi2sky at 26-08-2011 09:44 AM (10 years ago)
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Make dem takem jeje!

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- gloxxy98 at 26-08-2011 10:46 AM (10 years ago)
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may God save us...
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- Pilar81 at 26-08-2011 10:52 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Simon-Zeletus on 26-08-2011 06:39 AM
Ojukwu is alive and his dream must shawling fulfill  AMEN 
In hell cos 1 naija we stand
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- otagermo at 26-08-2011 10:53 AM (10 years ago)
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listining......
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