Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has unveiled a new name for the group. The group will now be called Biafra Independent Movement, BIM.
Uwazuruike, announced the new name on Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Owerri. The embattled MASSOB leader further decried the bad corporate image some dissidents of MASSOB, have attracted to the group.
He said, “The change in name became absolutely necessary because of the sad introduction of violence by the disgruntled dissidents and this is at variance with the non-violence stance of MASSOB over the years”
Speaking on restructuring the youth wing of Biafra Independent Movement, Uwazuruike noted that the real loyalists of MASSOB feel ashamed to be associated with violence.
“I recruited Nnamdi Kanu in 1989, when I established Radio Biafra and appointed him the director of the establishment. He started preaching hatred and brainwashing the youths. MASSOB sacked him”, he recalled.