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The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has described yesterday’s appeal Court’s discharge and acquittal as a triumph of light over darkness saying that it is an indicator that Biafra’s restoration is close.
MASSOB also said that the discharge was a stepping progress towards Biafra actualization and restoration, adding that it has opened a new dimension to the Biafra struggle which must continue to be anchored on non-violence, mutual understanding and unity of purpose.
In a reaction the group swiftly made shortly after the court verdict, leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu said that as Nnamdi Kanu is being discharged from DSS detention, MASSOB will continue with other progressive groups and individuals to press further for the release of other pro Biafra detainees across Nigeria prisons.
“Though the people of Biafra are celebrating all over the world, our most desired Joy is independence of Biafra sovereignty from Nigeria state. MASSOB warns the DSS to quickly obey the order of the appellate court,” Madu instructed.
Meanwhile, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Mike Ozekhome, on Thursday argued that his client should be released immediately after his discharge by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The court earlier had discharged Mr Kanu, ruling that the Federal High Court lacks the jurisdiction to try him in view of his abduction and extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in flagrant violation of the OAU convention and protocol on extradition.
Speaking on an interview, Mr Ozekhome submitted that Mr. Kanu should be released for peace to reign in the country.