The history of MASSOB and the Biafran Movement

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MASSOB Is Fighting Against Injustice - Umeagbalasi
Opinion article in Post Express (Lagos), 6 August 2000. The head of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) in Anambra State, Emeka Umeagbalasi, looks at some of the reasons behind the agitation of the people for a Sovereign State of Biafra.
Troops Deployed Against Pro-Biafra Movement
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 4 December 2000. Heavily armed soldiers deployed to curb a secessionist movement allegedly usurping law enforcement duties in the town of Okigwe. The soldiers apparently pursuing Ralph Uwazurike, leader of MASSOB, whose followers were said to have been enforcing the sale of fuel at controlled prices.
Massob Begins Seizure of Fuel Tankers Apr. 1
By Tony Edike, Vanguard (Lagos), 29 March 2001. MASSOB will begin to seize loaded fuel tankers moving from any part of the eastern states to the north. The measure could only be suspended when the federal government and the NNPC redressed the existing imbalance and inequity inherent in the distribution of petroleum products in the country.
Massob Issues Fresh Ultimatum for New Biafra
By Mike Ubani, P.M. News (Lagos), 14 May 2001. A chieftain of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has given a deadline for the resurrection of the defunct republic. During a colloquium organised by the National Union of True Igbo Movement (NUTIM), he said that the movement was working towards the resuscitation of Biafra in 2003, though an Igbo president in the next presidential election would put a damper on the plan.