The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has said people of the Southeast would resist any attempt to arrest Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe for standing surety for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
MASSOB was reacting to a remark by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, calling for Abaribe’s arrest.
AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima made the call after an Abuja court ordered the arrest of Senator Ali Ndume over Maina Abdulrasheed, who jumped bail.
However, MASSOB’s leader, Uche Madu faulted the statement by AYCF.
Madu lamented that AYCF was always a willing tool of destruction in the hands of their leaders.
According to Madu: “Maina was being charged over allegations of corruption and looting public funds when he was the chairman of the defunct National Pension Task Team.
“He was also accused of laundering money meant for aged pensioners. He can, therefore, never be compared with Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB.
“Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s surety for Nnamdi Kanu was a unanimous decision of Ndigbo; it was not a personal venture.
“The treasonable and felonious court case against Nnamdi Kanu is closed because the Nigerian government knows it has no evidence against him. Therefore, any attempt to arrest Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe will be resisted by Ndigbo.
“MASSOB will never allow Arewa people to play the hypocritical game of pulling down the best leaders of Ndigbo in the name of politics.”