The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 as a sit-at-home day to commemorate “fallen heroes and lost souls” in the struggle for Biafra.
This was made known in a released statement by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Monday, May 8, stating that there would be no movement by air or road, including all businesses and schools, to shut down.
He said, “This is to remember those who died in the Nigeria genocidal war against Biafra, the fathers, and mothers who were bombed in the marketplaces, hospitals, churches, and the children that the Nigerian government starved to death. We cannot forget them till eternity.
“We also remember the victims of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Sahara desert who died on the way to Europe in an attempt to escape the draconian and wicked economic and political policies against Biafrans by the Nigerian government.
“We must remember those who died in slave chains in tortures from slave masters’ hands, those thrown overboard, and those that preferred death than to be taken as slaves. We remember them all.Read More
“We remember IPOB members who were massacred during peaceful protests and rallies, those murdered in Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Igweocha, Enugu, Nkpor, and Ebonyi in cold blood by murderous Nigeria Army at the residence of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu in 2017.
“We remember our Ikonso and other gallant ESN volunteers who were murdered by Nigeria State because they were defending our land against sponsored terrorism. We also remember Lolo Sally Israel Okwu Kanu, whose lives were cut short by the shocks they received when the Nigerian Army invaded, murdered, and desecrated their palace.”
He made it known, that the sit-at-home would be from 6am to 6pm.“Biafrans in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria are advised to join the sit-at-home order on that day.” He however urged all those observing the directive to avoid endangering their lives or their businesses by engaging in unlawful activities.