The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has rejected the offer of asylum by the United Kingdom to its members, accusing the country of colluding with the President Muhammadu Buhari to divert the attention of Biafra people.
MASSOB, in a statement by its leader, Uchenna Madu on Thursday in Enugu, said the asylum offer was part of plans by the Buhari regime hatched with the British government against the emergence of Biafra.
“The government of Britain is the sole architecture of the political, economic and religious problems of the people of Biafra in Nigeria even till today.
“It has not shown any remorse or apologise to the people of Biafra.
“Britain killed, maimed mesmerised and wounded our fathers, mothers and brethren through the Hausa Fulanis. MASSOB rejects their asylum gift.
“How can the chief persecutor of the people of Biafra suddenly turn to be our pacesetter? Britain and Nigeria can no longer deceive the world again concerning the plights of the people of Biafra.
“Our unified resilience, resolutions and unshakable spirit of no surrender will continue to hunt down this geographical expression called Nigeria.
“MASSOB demands referendum on Biafra not asylum”, the statement read.