It was gathered that Biafran National Guard, BNG, a breakaway group from the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has called on the Federal Government to release all the 35 members of MASSOB being held in Enugu and Anambra State prisons and others detained in other prisons in the country.
The group in a statement issued by Mazi Godswill Okoro, Personal Assistant to the National Leader of BNG Mr. Innocent Orji, said it had become very imperative to release all the MASSOB members being detained all over the federation because they were not known to have committed any offence that should warrant their continued incarceration.
The call came, even as the group celebrates the 48 years of Biafra after the Biafran/ Nigerian Civil War of 1967 which led to the loss of many lives of both Biafran and Nigerian Army troops.
The group thanked all its members for their commitment and support, especially during the burial of late Dim Ojukwu and for responding to the recent remembrance and honouring of all the dead Biafrans massacred in 1966.
They were honoured at Alex Ekwueme Square Awka on January 12, 2015.
“We also use this 48 anniversary to commend the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and all the crew and Uche Mefor at Radio Biafra, London, for the marvelous work they are doing, including all their tireless effort in educating, sensitizing and orientating all indigenous people of Biafra globally,” he said