The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says many more lives may be lost due to alleged poor response by the Federal and state governments to the threat posed by coronavirus.
MASSOB’s leader, Uchenna Madu said in a Thursday statement that Ndigbo must adhere strictly to World Health Organisation (WHO) advice and guidelines to prevent the spread of the global pandemic in Igbo land.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 184 confirmed cases have been recorded in the country with two deaths as of April 2.
Madu said that the poor response by the two levels of government may lead to more avoidable deaths due to coronavirus.
“Nigeria is sitting on a devastative ticking time bomb,” he said.
“Though the governors of Igboland are putting up some preventive measures in combating the dreadful virus in their respective states, MASSOB still believes that more drastic and eloquent efforts must be taken to alleviate the traumatic, economical, health and social sufferings of the people of their respective states.
“We implore our governors to shun party and personal group politics in dealings with the people of their respective states.
“The current devastative situation does not require party loyalist or praise singers.”
Madu enjoined the group’s members to continue to abide by the directives given to them through their state coordinators concerning the best way of avoiding coronavirus.
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