Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra


Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra
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The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) is a secessionist movement with the aim of securing the resurgence of the defunct state of Biafra from Nigeria. It is led by an Indian-trained lawyer Ralph Uwazuruike, with headquarters in Okwe, in the Okigwe district of Imo State.

MASSOB's leaders say it is a peaceful group and advertise a 25-stage plan to achieve its goal peacefully.[1] There are two arms to the government, the Biafra Government in Exile and Biafra Shadow Government.[2]

The Nigerian government accuses MASSOB of violence; MASSOB's leader, Ralph Uwazuruike, was arrested in 2005 and is being detained on treason charges; MASSOB is calling for his release. MASSOB is also championing the release of oil militant Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, who is facing similar charges.[3] In 2009, the MASSOB launched "the Biafran International Passport" in response to persistent demand by Biafrans in diaspora.[4]

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