The Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has directed all Igbos living in Northern Nigeria to vacate their residences by August 2017.
Spokesman of the group, Comrade Samuel Edesonu said it made the decision at its National Executive meeting which was presided by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu.
According to him, Igbos should return by August because it was a time when activities were rife in Igboland, including new yam festivals and the women’s August meeting, and that Ndigbo living in the north can take advantage of the activities to relocate their families back home.
“In continuation of our earlier stand and position on the quit notice to the people of Biafra by Arewa people which will elapse on Oct 1st, MASSOB insists and beckon on Biafrans living in Arewa land to intensify all their efforts in relocating their families back home.
“MASSOB also mandates all married Igbo women living in Northern Nigeria to start speaking to their husbands on the dangers of staying in Arewa land which no longer guaranteed their safety. They should also intensify their pressures on their husbands concerning the Mass return in August.”