Thursday, January 9, 2014

Amalgamation Of Northern And Southern Protectorates An Experiment By The British – MASSOB


massob_logoThe Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday declared as illegal, the continued existence of Nigeria as a country, saying it based its conclusion on the basis of its formation by the colonial British government through the amalgamation of the Southern and Northern protectorates.
In a press statement issued by its director of information, Mr. Uche Madu, and made available to journalists, MASSOB argued that when the country was formed in 1914, the arrangement by the British colonial masters was on experimental basis to last for 100 years, saying that period would elapse this year.
The group further claimed that the document stating the country’s existence on experimental basis for a century was kept secret from the public, but said many political leaders in Nigeria were aware of the document which informed the recent recourse to consistent statements by some political leaders on the possible breakup of the country.
“The amalgamation of southern and northern Nigeria by the British was to be experimented for 100 years to know if it would work or not”, it said.