Posted by News Express | 14 August 2018 | 4,360 times
Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday enjoined Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State not to visit Aba for a chieftaincy title.
Its National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, gave the warning in a statement yesterday in Enugu, following the plan by Eze Eberechi Dick to confer the title on the governor.
According to the group, Ganduje does not deserve to receive such traditional title because of his gross disrespect and venom for Ndigbo. Samuel accused the governor of several atrocities against Ndigbo, citing the gruesome murder of an Igbo woman, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, in Kano. He said Ganduje did not take any action against the sponsored Islamic fundamentalists who murdered the woman.
MASSOB recalled that a Muslim mob, which accused her of blasphemy, killed the 74-year-old kitchen utensils’ trader from Imo State at Kofar Wambai market in Kano. He said reports by Biafra Intelligence Agency had said the people murdered her because she refused to allow a man to perform ablution in front of her shop.
The group lamented that many months after the murder, Ganduje has not done anything about the matter, amidst frustration of the family in the prosecution process. The statement reads: “In what must go down as a classic judicial swindle, the Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, acting on the advice of the Attorney General of Kano State, through Ganduje, discharged the suspects and terminated the case.
“The Kano State government said there was no case to answer, as all the suspects were innocent. This was despite that the governor had called the killing “unjustifiable,” and vowed to ensure that the culprits were treated in line with the country’s laws.”
He said: “MASSOB and the entire people of Biafra will never allow Ganduje to step into Aba, or the palace of Eze Eberechi Dick for the traditional chieftaincy title. “We shall declare and treat the monarch as a major Biafra saboteur, if he goes ahead in the planned conferment of the traditional chieftaincy title.”
•Excerpted from a Guardian report.
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