The Movement for the Actualization of the African Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Thursday, April 8; said the Chinese medical team that arrived in the country was not welcomed in the Southeast.
The group also warned the Federal Government to limit the planned Chinese medical assistance to Nigeria to areas it described as Arewa as well as Oduduwa areas of the country.
This was contained in a statement issued by the MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu.
Madu insisted that the assistance should be concentrated in the northern as well as southwestern parts of the country; where the COVID-19 were more predominant.
According to him, the decision to bring the Chinese was part of the grand design by President Muhammadu Buhari to sell Nigeria’s economic sovereignty to China.
The statement reads: “It is his desire to solidify a new Chinese colonization of Nigeria; which is gradually diffusing the economic and political interest of the government of the United States of America in Nigeria.
“MASSOB shall resist any medical assistance from China to the people of Biafra.
“Coronavirus disease is not in Biafra land and can never penetrate in Biafra land. It is only on trade; commerce; as well as political diplomacy; that the people of Biafra have a bilateral relationship with the people and government of China.
“MASSOB, therefore, advises Chinese government and people not to bother themselves on the people of Biafra concerning coronavirus disease.
“They should concentrate their medical assistance to President Buhari’s kinsmen in Arewa land and also political associates in Oduduwa land; who are more devastated in the coronavirus infections because MASSOB has informed the people of Biafra to resist any form of medical assistance from China; in regards to coronavirus disease.
“Medical doctors and other health workers in South East and also South-South are capable and are well trained to handle every medical challenge professionally.
“MASSOB hereby advises the eastern zone of Nigeria Medical Association to reject outright this President’s sudden love for the lives of our people.”