The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has mentioned that holding of corpses in morgues is in opposition to Igbo custom.
MASSOB chief, Uchenna Madu in an announcement launched on Monday September 20 mentioned apply of holding corpses of members of the family and family members for greater than two days earlier than burial was untraditional.
Madu mentioned the choice was reached after Igbo conventional, spiritual, political and opinion leaders have been consulted.
Urging Igbos to cease such apply, the MASSOB chief additionally claimed that “the spirits of unburied persons hover around the society where they once lived because they have not been given their proper traditional burial rites.”
The assertion learn;
“It is untraditional throughout the occasions of our forefathers to maintain useless family members past two days earlier than burial.
“Igbo land has turned into an unredeemed societal menace because of keeping corpses too long in the mortuaries before their actual traditional burial rites. The spirit of the unburied dead persons usually possesses the young men and women of our present generation to do societal immoral and criminal activities. The spirits of unburied persons hover around the society where they once lived because they have not been given their proper traditional burial rites.”
Appealing to South-East leaders to begin implementation of the conventional burial rites that was ‘practised by the forefathers’, Madu added that the group will no relent in exposing the uncared for societal values and evil in Igbo land.