From: GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, OWERRI
Founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign States of Biafra(MASSOB) and the leader of the Biafra Independent Movement Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has flayed the protest by a group known as the Global Peace and Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) at the Abuja office of the human rights organisation, the Amnesty International(AI), accusing the Federal Government of instigating it over the organization’s report which had indicted Security Agencies especially the Army of extra Judicial killings.
It would be recalled that the protesters led by one Melvin Ejeh had on Monday besieged the Abuja office of Amnesty International(Al) ordering the organisation to leave the country within 48 hours or face the wrath of the group.
Uwazuruike, who spoke through Chief Solomon Okechukwu, said that the protesters who claimed to be human rights activists were sponsored to harass the Amnesty International in the country after its damning report on the obnoxious human rights violations and the extra judicial killings carried out by the security Agencies and especially by the Army against the Biafra agitators.
He queried that if the shadowy group is indeed human right activists why have they remained silent in the face of the extra judicial killings been carried out by the security Agencies in the country especially the against unarmed MASSOB members? Noting that the harassment of the Amnesty International and the 48 hours ultimatum to leave the country was ostensibly to ensure that the human rights violations in the country goes on reported.
Uwazuruike, however, appealed to the United Nations (UN) to intervene and save AI and MASSOB from oppressors. He equally warned GOPRI from parading itself as a human rights group. “they should stop parading themselves as a human rights group as it is obvious that the are being sponsored as the Amnesty International who have been doing their work diligently as a credible Human Right Watch over the World, Nigeria Inclusive.” Uwazuruike said.