IPOB has declared a sit-at-home on Tuesday 30, to remember the Biafran heroes who died in the Nigerian civil war and freedom struggle.
In a press statement issued on Monday, the secessonist group, IPOB media publicity secretary, Emma Powerful ordered companies and corporations across Igboland to shut down businesses for the remembrance. He also beckoned on all Biafrans within Igboland to observe the sit-at-home in order not to risk their lives and properties.
While making his statement, Emma enumerated the individuals who are exempted from this order. In his words, “This year’s event will be special and the one day sit-at-home in Biafraland will be total and will be from 6a.m to 6p.m on May 30, 2023.
Every economic, social, religious, and political activity in Biafraland will be suspended, with the exception of hospitals, doctors, nurses, ambulances, and other health workers. All other people and workplaces are advised to sit at home.”
Other Biafrans outside Igboland are also implored to join the sit-at-home.
Nwachineke Uchechukwu Ekeoma reporting, Obinwannem news writer 30th May 2023