IPOB To Hold A Sit-At-Home To Honour Fallen Heroes Of Biafra
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a sit-at-home order on Biafra day, scheduled for the 30th of May, across the five states of the South-East geo-political zone, in memory of those killed in the Nigerian Civil War. The order was made known in a statement signed by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful.
According to IPOB, there will be no vehicle, human or animal movement in the five states of the South-East zone on the day already stipulated by the group for the remembrance of fallen Biafran soldiers.
The group also told religious houses and places of worship to open at midnight on 29 May for special midnight prayers in memory of those killed in the Biafran struggle adding that a special vigil will be held at the homes of some select Biafran heroes
IPOB also called on the people of Adamawa, Kogi, Southern Kaduna, and the Middle Belt zone, especially Benue, and other places affected by incessant killings in the South-West to observe a day of prayers and join in the sit-at-home so as to remember those who lost their lives unlawfully at the hands of Fulani herdsmen and security agencies.
The statement reads: “We owe our heroes of the class of 67-70 an incalculable debt of gratitude and shall honour them annually until the end of time. We shall never forget them.”
“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 Southern Kaduna, Middle Belt especially Benue, Adamawa, Kogi, those affected by herdsmen terrorism in Ondo and other states in Yorubaland to join the great family of IPOB in observing a day of solemn prayer and sit-at-home to remember those that lost their lives unlawfully at the hands of Fulani terrorist herdsmen and security agencies.”
“This year’s remembrance 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, disease and terrorism,” the group stated.
NIGERIA NEWS further gathered that IPOB also called on the families of its members outside the shores of the country to rally on the streets of the countries they are resident in, and submit petitions to the nearest United Nation offices and embassies of foreign missions within their reach.
“As our freedom draws near this year, our 30 May sit-at-home and total lock down of Biafraland will be remarkable. The whole world is looking up to IPOB which, through the grace of the most high God, will deliver Biafra and all other oppressed peoples of Northern and Western Nigeria from bondage into freedom,” the statement reads.