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IPOB upholds sit-at-home directive for May 30 in South-East region

In observance of ‘Biafra Heroes Day,’ the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that the May 30, 2024, sit-at-home directive is non-negotiable across the South-East, urging all residents to comply....ALSO PROCEED READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

The group has requested that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the authorities of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, reschedule their activities planned for that day to honor the memory of those who perished during the civil war from 1967 to 1970.

In a statement released by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, the pro-Biafran organization emphasized the importance of commemorating those who fought for Biafra’s freedom and sovereignty, stating that no government or security agency should interfere or harass anyone during the event.

Powerful also announced a ban on all social activities in Biafra Land, stating that markets, schools, banks, and both government and private businesses must remain closed, with the entire South-East region to be on lockdown from 6 am to 6 pm on that day.

The statement read, “The global family of IPOB wishes to remind everyone residing in Biafra territory that the May 30, 2024, sit-at-home in commemoration of Biafra Heroes Day is sacred. We expect everyone to observe this order, which applies only to Thursday, May 30, 2024.

“IPOB remains a pivotal state actor regarding Biafra-related issues. The remembrance of those who fought for Biafra’s freedom and sovereignty is crucial, and we expect no harassment of innocent individuals during this event.

“We urge all state governors in Biafra Land to ensure the safety of persons and property on that day. Students taking WAEC exams should wear their school uniforms to identify themselves as candidates. We are not involved in any criminal activities and will not prevent our children from sitting for their exams.

“The Federal Government must recognize that they cannot erase our heroes’ legacy nor prevent us from mourning and remembering them. Those who sacrificed their lives in defense of our land against the extermination campaigns by the Nigerian and British governments during the genocidal war of 1967–1970 deserve to be remembered and honored.

“We pay tribute to General Phillip Efiong, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Air raid Achuzie, Dr. Frank Opigo, General Umunnakwe, Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, and many others whose immense contributions have allowed us to live.

“Biafrans abroad are encouraged to obtain permits to hold rallies in their respective countries. It is imperative to share the story of the Biafran genocidal war and the resilience of Biafran heroes with the world. Our people must realize that Biafra’s emergence is imminent. We have crossed the Rubicon, and nothing will deter our determination in the fight for Biafra’s liberation,” the statement concluded.…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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