The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Thursday rejected the offer of asylum made by United Kingdom for its members.
According to MASSOB, the offer is an arrangement with President Muhamadu Buhari and the Federal Government to divert the attention of the people of Biafra.
In a statement by its leader, Uchenna Madu, made available to journalists in Enugu, MASSOB said the asylum offer was part of plans by the Buhari’s administration hatched with the British government against the emergence of Biafra.
The statement read in part, “The government of Britain is the sole architecture of the political, economic and religious problems of the people of Biafra in Nigeria even till today.
“It has not shown any remorse or apologise to the people of Biafra.
“Britain killed, maimed mesmerised and wounded our fathers, mothers and brethren through the Hausa Fulanis. MASSOB rejects their asylum gift.
“How can the chief persecutor of the people of Biafra suddenly turn to be our pacesetter? Britain and Nigeria can no longer deceive the world again concerning the plights of the people of Biafra.
“Our unified resilience, resolutions and unshakable spirit of no surrender will continue to hunt down this geographical expression called Nigeria.
“MASSOB demands referendum on Biafra not asylum.”