Briefing newsmen, in Onitsha, Emmanuel Omenka, personal assistant to MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, said the call became imperative so that the corpses could be released for a befitting burial and to avoid vengeance by the spirits of the dead.
MASSOB also demanded the release of those arrested before, during and after the raid.
According to him, those under arrest include Friday Igiri, Kenneth Nwabueze and one Ezeigwe .
“We demand the immediate release of the corpses for burial. We are surprised that the soldiers always involve themselves in MASSOB affairs. For four consecutive days, they raided our security office at Mgbuka junction and made arrest of three of our members. They should tell us our offence that caused it.
“They should stop disturbing our boys. Boko Haram has continued to kill innocent people in the North and soldiers could not withstand the attack but rather pretend to pose strong forces against evil in the South when they are not.”
He warned that MASSOB would not hesitate to take any action deemed necessary to prove the seriousness of the demand at the expiration of the ultimatum.