According to reports, the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) led by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has released the list of those who died last week during its 17th anniversary march in Onitsha, Anambra state.
The group on Tuesday September 19, 2016, during a march to commemorate its 17th anniversary, clashed with security agents on Onitsha-Owerri road, where they said four members died while several others sustained various degrees of injures.
The Director of Information of BIM Mr. Chris Mocha who disclosed this after its executive members meeting at Ojukwu Memorial Library (auditorium), in New Owerri, gave the names of dead members as Okorie Bernard, Steven Uranta, Philip Nwite and Useh Nwokpoku. Those who sustained injuries include Sylvester Udem, Somuadina Peter, Boniface Anachuna, Ikemefuna Anagor, Udebunu Chudelu and Lady Agnes Chikwem.
Mocha also called for the release of 14 detained members in state CID cells, Awka and 18 others in Army barracks Onitsha, Anambra state. He noted that Chief Uwazuruike, during the meeting, announced the promotion of 25 Zonal Administrators to the position of leaders of MASSOB (Movement for the Actualisation of the State of Biafra) which he said was the youth wing of the group in various senatorial districts in South East and Niger Delta areas.
Now The Chief MASSOB leader; Samuel Okah-Cross River; Emeka Okafor- Delta North; Evans Enwerem-Abia North; Samuel Ogueri-Okigwe; Jimmy Ukaegbu-Orlu; Vincent Iloh-Anambra central; Emmanuel Omenka-Anembra north.