In commemoration and honour of the Biafran fallen heroes and heroines, who were ‘unjustly and unlawfully’ killed by Nigerian security agencies in their struggle for Biafra restoration, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has declared May 30th, a day for all Southeast region, to Sit-at-home.
This is the third year, in which the order was followed, the first which was similar to the latest had come in May 2018, and the second in September to commemorate the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader.
This was disclosed in a press statement by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, who noted, that the sit-at-home was to remember those ‘unlawfully’ killed during elections and in the course of the quest for a sovereign state of Biafra
The statement reads in part:
“We shall also remember all victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks, Boko Haram violence and those that died at the hands of Nigerian Security agencies over the years that nobody remembers.
“We are calling on all the people of the Southern Kaduna, middle belt especially Benue, Adamawa, Nassarawa, Kogi, and other states in Yoruba land to join the great family of IPOB in observing a day of solemn prayers and sit at home to remember those that lost their lives unlawfully, even during the recently concluded fraudulent 2019 general elections.
“This year’s remembrance and sit-at-home exercise will be special, because it will present a unique moment of shared pains and misery for all the families that lost their loved ones to war, hunger, starvation, disease, terrorism and state-sponsored killings going on now in the contraption called Nigeria.”
However, IPOB said there would be no movement across Biafraland on that fateful day.
“Biafraland will be in total lockdown; Middle belt, and (our) Yorubaland brethren are advised to join this historic sit-at-home order, to honour the memory of all that died unjustly in Nigeria.
“Churches, Mosques, Sinagogues and temple are encouraged to open their places of worship on the midnight of the 29th May, for special midnight prayers in remembrance of all that died as a result of violence and sponsored killings.
“30th of May is now an annual rembrance event initiated by IPOB worldwide to honour our fallen Biafra soldiers without whom this generation of Biafra s would not have existed. We owe our heroes and heroines of the class 67-70, an incalculable debt of gratitude and shall honor them annually until the end of time. We shall never forget them as long as the world exists.”
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News