Uwazuruike’s BIM-MASSOB members released in Makurdi, Onitsha

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members of Chief Raph Uwazuruike’s Biafra’s movement (BIM) and Movement for Actualusation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have been released from detention by security operatives in Makurdi and Onitsha respectively.

The members, Uchenna Okeke and Ikechukwu Ajah, were said to have been branded as members of Indigenous of Biafra (IPOB) and arrested by the security operatives in different locations .

While Okeke was said to have been arrested by the in Makurdi in May and detained for months, Ajah, was arrested in Onitsha and detained in Awka for four

A statement on Sunday by Elder Chris Mocha, Personal Assistant to Uwazuruike on Media Matters, said, the group has been celebrating since they were released

He said the members held a meeting at Ojukwu Memorial library, the Biafra seat of power, New Owerri , where Uwazuruike told them to be violent in their agitation for Biafra

The BIM-MASSOB’ members described Uwazuruike as Messiah and the true hero of the resistant movement.

Mocha, said the leadership of BIM-MASSOB had last month,appealed to the military in Makurdi to effect Okeke’s release since according to the group, the detained member was of good behavior and an innocent member of a peaceful organisation that pursues its objective through a non-violent process.