Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has publicly asked for cremation of his corpse when he dies.
The separatist group leader who made the request at an enlarged meeting of MASSOB held at Ojukwu Memorial Library in Owerri, said his decision was in line with the lifestyle Mahatma Ghandhi who is one of his heroes after Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Uwazurike warned against being buried when he dies at the meeting and further directed that the ashes from his cremation be sprayed into the flowing rivers in Igboland.
“If I die today get planks and tyres and make blazing flames and burn my corpse to ashes, then gather these ashes in different parts. Make sure that you dump them inside the flowing River Niger in Onitsha, Imo River in Owerrinta, Ezu River in Amansea, Orashi and Ogbuide in Oguta, Omambala River in Otuocha and every other flowing streams in Biafraland.
“When you throw my burnt ashes into the flowing rivers, allow the streams to carry them away.
“Apart from these, every other burial rites due for an illustrious son must be performed for me. It is not as if I’m dying now, but in case, death is a necessary end that comes when it will come,” Uwazuruike requested.