BY CHUKWUMA NNAM
The Indigenous People of Biafra has ordered a sit-at-home on May 30 in all Biafraland, Lagos and Abuja to honour their falling heroes during Nigeria versus Biafra civil war in 1967-1970.
The Igbos also enjoin all non-indigenes across Nigeria and in Diaspora to solidarize with the Indigenous People of Biafra to mark this yearly event.
According to the release, marking 30th May every year, directly and indirectly, informs the world of the indigenous people of Biafra intention to leave Nigeria for a better country called Biafra.
However, on 30 May being Sunday is left for individuals to decide whether to go to Church for worship service to the Most High God or honour the sit at home order.
The group’s media and publicity officer, Emma Powerful, who made this known in a statement on Sunday said on May 30 protest would hold in 100 countries where IPOB members and sympathisers reside.
His words: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra wish to announce to the public and Biafrans both home and abroad that the annual anniversary of our fallen heroes and heroines will be on Sunday, 30th of May 2021.
“As usual, there will be a total lockdown of the entire Biafra land on that day.
“There will be sit-at-home across Biafraland, Lagos, Abuja as well as northern towns with reasonable Biafran population.
“The sit-at-home order is also to be observed in all the markets within and outside Biafra land where our people do their businesses. It shall also be observed by Diasporan Biafrans in the over 100 countries with the IPOB family is present.
“We equally request our fellow comrades in Yoruba, Middle Belt and other Christians living in the far North to solidarize with us in the event as we honour all those who have paid the supreme price in our struggle for total freedom.
“All Biafrans living overseas must hold rallies in their respective countries of abode in honour of our fallen heroes and heroines including the gallant Imo State Eastern Security Network commander, Ikonso and his men murdered by the Nigeria security agents.
“The rallies will also show the outside world of our resolve and preparedness to leave Nigeria. We equally advise our Diasporan people to ensure they get the written approval of their host countries before embarking on the rallies.
“30th of May every year is very dear to Biafrans because it was the date our Hero, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, declared our resistance to the genocidal attacks by Nigeria and Fulani Janjaweeds which culminated into the 30-month civil war from 1967 to 1970.
“Consequently, there will be no movement on the roads throughout Biafraland; no banking or financial services in our territory; no commercial activities of any kind.”