MASSOB kicks against Nnamdi Kanu’s new Biafran flag
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra, MASSOB, has not taken lightly to the act of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indegenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who released a new design of the Biafra flag.
According to a spokesman for MASSOB, Comrade Samuel Edeson, no one person has the right to change the Biafran flag. The flag, according to Kanu is a new design which has the inscription of the Star of David portraying the Israelites Jewish Religion. Which also, represent the Igbo origin known as “Eri Heritage”.
A few of the other leaders of the IPOB society has chosen to remain mum on the matter. When BBC Igbo called Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Biafra Independent Movement (Bim) on the phone to get his views on Kanu’s new flag, he did not answer it.
Nnamdi Kanu has explained why he changed the flag of the founders of Biafra.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob), a leader in the struggle for the partition of Nigeria, has explained why he changed the flag of the founders of Biafra. He said that the “Star of David is what the British collected in Nigeria and added to their flag as an indication of Igbo identity”. He further said that the characters on the Coat of Arm will not be changed.
The Biafran flag is a bright red, black and green cloth with a picture of the sun shining in the center.
He went on to say that the flag represents the foundation of the Igbo people and whoever criticizes the flag by claiming to be non-Jews or say he(Nnamdi Kanu) wants to force them to be Jewish just do not understand.
In his statement, Kanu said only the Kanu, who went on to say that they would ‘not change the character of the‘ Coat of Arm ’.
He also said that critics of the flag who claim to be non-Jews, or say that he wants to force them to be ‘Jews’ are a complete lack of understanding that bothers them.
He said that “anyone who rejects this new flag” knows that he has the devil in him. ”
According to the Flags of the World (FOTW) website, the Biafran flag was hoisted on May 30, 1967 and was modeled on the flag of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League founded by Marcus Harvey. .
The IPOB used the Biafran flag as their symbol until Wednesday when Kanu announced that they had changed it to the new flag.