IPOB insists on May 30 Biafra heroes rememberance da

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said there is no going back on its decision to commemorate Biafra Day in the South-East on May 30.


According to the group, the day is set aside to honour those who died during the Civil War between 6 July 1967 and 15 January 1970.


The pro-Biafra group said this in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, on Tuesday.


The statement said, “We wish to remind every person resident in Biafra territory that 30th May 2024 sit-at-home in commemoration of Biafra Heroes Day is sacrosanct and we obliged everyone to abide to this order, its only one day.”


“As long as Biafra Land is concerned, IPOB remains a very important state actor on the issues concerning Biafra. The remembrance of all those who fought for Biafra freedom and sovereignty remains imperative, and no government or security agency has any authority to harass any innocent person during that event. We are urging all state governors in Biafra Land to ensure the safety of persons and properties on that day.


“The Nigerian government must understand that they cannot stop us from mourning or remembering them.


“Those who died in the defense of our land from the extermination agenda of Nigeria and British governments during the war of 1967- 1970 are worthy to be remembered and celebrated. We must continue to celebrate our heroes and heroines.”


IPOB stressed that all activities in the South-East region are banned on 30th May, calling on the governors in the region to provide adequate security for lives and property on that day.


“In this year’s Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day, all social activities in Biafra Land are banned. Markets, schools, banks, government and private businesses are not allowed to open,” the statement added.

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