The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has on Thursday revealed its plans to resist any plan by the federal government to introduce toll gates in South East.
Naija News understands that the MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu maintained it will resist the erection and dismantle all proposed toll gates in Biafra land.
“We can never fold our hands and watch outside strangers to continue destroying Igbo land in disguise as a government of Nigeria.
”Though Biafra seems to be an occupied territory by the Nigeria state, MASSOB and other pro-Biafra groups will never allow Fulani invaders from Chad, Niger, Senegal, Sudan and Ethiopia to occupy Biafra land forcefully,” Comrade Madu said.
This online news platform learned that Madu in his statement insisted that there will be no toll gates in the zone as proposed by the government, and wondered how the establishment of these toll gates in Nigeria will ever work.
“We have only five states in the South East with more than 56 toll gates than the entire 19 states of the Northern region with only 35 toll gates.
“Igbo states are higher with 21 toll gates. This is in conformity that Igbo land is under siege and properly under exploitation.
“South east has more police checkpoints than any other region in Nigeria. Southeast has the greatest number of dilapidated federal road networks than any other region in Nigeria even the northern region that claims to have the highest population and yet, they will pay the lowest of the federal government toll gate fees.”
Madu questioned the basis for erecting more toll gates in the South East, stressing that toll gates should be done proportionately to reflect the mileage of federal roads in the zones.
The leader of MASSOB also condemned South-East governors and other Igbo political leaders, who he said substituted themselves to second class politicians in Nigeria.
“Meeting President Buhari to beg for infrastructural development of Ala Igbo has also turned them to become political beggars.”
“MASSOB is worried that our governors that supposed to be fearless have suddenly lost their Igbo bravery because of what they want to eat. Some leaders willingly turned themselves to become errand boys because they want to be vice president in 2023.
“Meeting President Buhari is completely meaningless and inconsequential. We strongly believe that President Buhari will never ascent to their demands, they should go and develop their zone,” he said.