- Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra
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. There are two arms to the government, the Biafra Government in Exile and Biafra Shadow Government.
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. In 2009, the MASSOB launched "the Biafran International Passport" in response to persistent demand by Biafrans in diaspora.
- Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
- Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force
- Nigeria-Biafra War
- Oodua Republic Front
- Republic of Biafra
- ^ Estelle Shirbon (2006-07-12). "Dream of free Biafra revives in southeast Nigeria". Reuters. http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/articles/2006/07/12/dream_of_free_biafra_revives_in_southeast_nigeria/.
- ^ http://biafra.cwis.org/news20090413.php
- ^ Senan Murray (2007-05-03). "Reopening Nigeria's civil war wounds". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6657259.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- ^ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/07/01/massob-launches-biafran-intl-passport-to-celebrate-10th-anniversary/comment-page-2/
- Official Site of MASSOB
- Biafraland Forum
- MASSOB-Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra in the USA
- MASSOB-Archive of News,Interviews, Articles, Analysis from 1999 to Present
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