Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has been called upon to release some Igbo traders unlawfully detained in the State since December 2016.
Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) made the demand in a statement it issued in Awka, Anambra State and signed by its National Director of Information, Sameul Edeson.
According to MASSOB, it said it is dumbfounded and stunned that despite Fayose’s much trumpeted friendship to Biafra and the masses, it did not expect that the victims would suffer such fate in a state ruled by the governor.
MASSOB gave the names of its members detained by Fayose to include: David Reuben, Onyemechi Nwanneka , Christopher Godwin, David Chukwu , Sunday Agbo, Sunday Mgbiri, Chisoba Obiekwe and Nwobodo James.
It said the detained members were arrested unlawfully and are Igbo traders doing their legitimate businesses around Post Office, Ado Ekiti since December 2016 by the agents of the state government task force.
“MASSOB is worried that since last year December, they have not been arraigned before any court or allowed medical attention.
”Every efforts to secure their release are being frustrated by Ekiti state security agents. These men are breadwinners of their respective families.” MASSOB stated