The Nigerian Police has went after leaders of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State. The police as part of its efforts to return peace and restore normal life to Agbor and its environs has declared the leader of the MASSOB group in Agbor, Thaddus Agbor wanted.
Our reporters reliably gathered Thaddus Agbor has been very serious in the Biafran struggle through his MASSOB activities. His unlawful and unrepentant activities açcording to the police have continued to pose as threats to lives and properties.
It could be recalled that MASSOB leaders and members on April 17,2010 took to the street to further announce their quest for realization of the independent republic of Biafra. The action was condemned by the Federal Government, hence, the agitators particularly, Thaddus Agbor were declared wanted by the police on April 20,2010.
During police invation of Thaddus Agbor residence in Agbor, Biafran caps, flags, clothes, passport photographs and other important items belonging to the Biafran Government were recovered. Also during the police invasion, Thaddus Agbor’s father, Mr Apokwu Agbor was arrested , unfortunately,he was tortured to death by the police.
Some of the protesters who gave their names as,Mr.Obinna Okoro, Emeke Bato and Mr . Kelly Ikechukwu were among those arrested and detained at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Asaba.They confessed that Thaddus Agbor is their group leader and also that he was the one that provides them all the Biafran materials. Thaddus Agbor’s father died at the police custody after he was seriously tortured by the police over his inability to provide his son, Thaddus Agbor.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Government has directed the police to fish out Thaddus Agbor either dead or alive.
At the time of filling this report, Thaddus Agbor was yet to be found and his cell phone has been switched off. However, his late father’s corpse has since been deposited in one of the mortuaries in Agbor. Many of the MASSOB members who were arrested over their unlawful actions are still at the custody of police as investigations are still ongoing by the police.