The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign state of Biafra has appealed to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state to release some Igbo traders unlawfully detained in the State since December, 2016.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State on Sunday, by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Samuel Edeson, the group said as a friend of Biafra and the masses, it was not expected that the victims would suffer such fate in a state saddled by Fayose.
The Biafra agitators expressed worry that since December last year the victims had not been arraigned before any court as all efforts to do so were being frustrated by Ekiti security agents.
It expressed optimism that the fate of the victims would change any time Fayose would intervene.
It gave some of the names of the detainees as: David Reuben, Onyemechi Nwanneka, Christopher Godwin, David Chukwu, Sunday Agbo, Sunday Mgbiri, Chisoba Obiekwe and Nwobodo James.
The group’s statement read in part,” We want to bring to the attention of his Excellency, Governor Fayose of Ekiti State about the unlawful arrest and detention of some Igbo traders doing their legitimate businesses around Post Office, Ado Ekiti since Dec, 2016 by the agents of the state government task force.
“MASSOB is worried that since last year December, they have not been arraigned before any court or allowed medical attention.
” Every efforts to secure their release are being frustrated by Ekiti state security agents. These men are breadwinners of their respective families. “