Following the recent harassment and intimidation of Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman Innoson Group of Companies, by Gurantee Trust Bank and it’s agents, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) has urged Igbos to close all accounts with the bank in protest.
In a statement made available to Everyday News MASSOB condemned what it called the increased and incessant pressure and attack on the person of Chief Innocent Chukwuma by the sponsored management of Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB). In the statement signed by its leader Uchenna Madu, the group condemned the recent court decision declaring Chief Chukwuma wanted arguing that it was done in bad fate.
It alleged that the Court action was in line with the desires of the enemies of economical and technological development in Nigeria, “because of acute and unrepentant jealousy against Ndigbo.
“The more the oppressors of Ndigbo vent their frustration and envy, the more Ndigbo are developing more technological feats. The likes of Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company is the pride of other African countries and developing nations. Ndigbo and unbiased citizens must jealously protect Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company.”
MASSOB declared that attack on Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company and its owner is an attack against Ndigbo, “we shall never tolerate or keep silence over this wickedness against Igbo enterprise. We shall never allow this insult against our icons go unpunished.
“The Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) and their collaborators against Ndigbo are blind to see the dangers and bad effects their action against Chief Innocent Chukwuma will bring to them. “MASSOB therefore advises Ndigbo and all Biafran to disconnect and close every banking transactions, businesses and involvement with the Guarantee Trust Bank PLC as part of civil disobedience against the Nigeria state.
“MASSOB view this consciously systematic and intimidating actions of Security agents as a strategic grand plan to stifle the economic prowess of Biafrans.
“We say no to economic and industrial monopoly in Nigeria. This is another open evidence of vindication of our self determination struggle for the actualization and restoration of Biafra.
“MASSOB also wishes to remind the people of Biafra that since after the Nigeria Biafra war ended, Nigeria state have been devising both secretive and open means in frustrating the individual economy of the people of Biafra which resulted in Chief Eric Umeofia (Erisco foods) frustrated out of Nigeria.
“Chief Cletus Ibeto (Ibeto group) was also frustrated out of business; Dr Ifeanyi Ubah ( Capital oil and Gas) was always harassed using DSS and EFCC.
“Now, it is Chief Innocent Chukwuma that the Federal Government is using Guarantee Trust Bank PLC as a cover up with the instruments of EFCC to Intimidate.
MASSOB observed that this same systematic system of frustrating the economic development of Igbo land that the Federal government used in killing PRODA, Enugu, ANAMCO Enugu, EMENE STEEL MILL, Enugu, NIGERCEM, Nkalagu, Standard Poly Plastic Industry (STANPOL), Umuahia, General Cotton Mill (GCM) Onitsha etc.
“Now they are scheming to kill INNOSON Vehicles Manufacturing Company because he is an Igboman.”