The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of attempting to bribe the group with “Ghana-must-go” bags full of cash to abandon the Biafra struggle.
The group was responding to statements credited to Obasanjo, in Abuja on Friday, in which he described the Biafra struggle as a “dead issue” and a “means of making money”.
According to Samuel Edeson, the group’s Director of Information, in a statement on Monday, Obasanjo tried to bribe the members of the group in 2006 to abandon their leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuriuke in prison, The Cable reported.
The statement read: “Obasanjo is ignorant of Biafra… MASSOB wishes to reply Obasanjo that Biafra is not dead and will never die.
“Obasanjo should have known that after killing over 1000 MASSOB members at Umulolo, Okigwe, in Imo State on March 29, 2003, which he masterminded through Achike Udenwa, then governor of Imo state, it didn’t stop our agitation.
“In 2006 while Uwazuruike was in Keffi prison, Obasanjo invited us to Aso Rock where he promised us millions of naira and to send us out of the country with Ghana-must-go bags of money just for us to forget Uwazuruike to die in prison, but we rejected the offer.”