The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has revealed what it would mean if the Department of State Services (DSS) fails to bring Nnamdi Kanu physically to court on Thursday, October 21.
MASSAB said that would mean he has been killed in detention.
MASSOB leader Uchenna Madu stated this in a release on Tuesday, adding that south-east residents would be not be compelled to sit at home on that day.
Mr Kanu is due for re-arraignment at the Federal High Court in Abuja on seven counts of amended charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.
“MASSOB demands from Federal Government to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu physically in court on Thursday, 21st October. Any form of his absence in court physically will be a proof of evidence that he has been killed in DSS detention cage,” the statement read.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which Kanu heads, had threatened to impose a 30-day sit-at-home on south-easterners if their leader is not brought to court.
However, MASSOB vowed not to intimidate or harass anyone who does not stay indoors on Thursday. The group did not comment on IPOB’s threat to shut down south-east if Kanu is not brought to court.
“The call for stay at home on Thursday, 21st October, 2021 which has been our recalling measure and steps for effective civil disobedience is totally voluntarily, this exercise has always been the life wire of the Biafran struggle which boomed the potency and acceptability of the Biafra struggle.
“The request for closure of Markets, public/private motor parks, schools and other public business premises are voluntarily, not by force, it is a mark of respect and love for our fatherland and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement added.