Founder and leader of Movement for
Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), otherwise called Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has condemned the continued detention and torture of nine members detained at Obinze military facility in Imo State.
He urged the Imo state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma to prevail on the Army Garrison Commander at Obinze to free the detained members since Thursday last week.
A statement by the Biafra’s Director for Information and Uwazuruike’s Personal Assistant on Media Matters, Elder Chris Mocha, Uwazuruike said his men had complied with all the processes that could lead to releasing them but none had yeilded fruits.
The statement partly read, “Our members were travelling from Awka, Anambra state capital to attend a meeting which Uwazuruike was presiding over weekend when they were
arrested at Mgbidi town in Oru West local government area of the state on
“We’ve complied with all the processes that could lead to releasing them including filling forms, submission of fixed addresses, confirmation that they were truely not a proscribed group, meeting the Garrison Commander and signing a bail bond for their release, yet to no avail.
“My detained members at the military facility Obinze, did not engage the army personnel at Mgbidi on confrontation that warranted their
arrest nor did they resort to any acts that breached the law.”