The ultimatum given to Igbos living in the north by a coalition of northern youths is still fresh in mind
Some groups have taken it upon themselves to resolve the issue
One of such groups is the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Biafra (MASSOB) MASSOB on Tuesday, July 18 directed all Igbos residing in the Northern part of the country to take advantage of the month of August 2017 to return to the South-east.
This was contained in a statement by the group’s national information officer, Samuel Edesonu, who said the decision was taken to beat the October 1 deadline quit notice given by the Arewa youths. MASSOB further said the decision was taken at its national executive meeting presided over by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu.
According to the statement, August was chosen because of its significance in Igbo calendar as the period for new yam festival and women’s August meeting. The group charged the Igbo, especially women, to persuade their loved ones (husbands and children) to come home unfailingly.
MASSOB also directed all the Eze Ndigbo in the 19 Northern states to commence immediately the compilation of names, residential addresses and villages/towns of all Igbos living in their respective northern cities where they led, advising that such data collation of the people should end by September 10.