The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Tuesday, declared May 30 2023 sit-at-home across Southeast states to honour Biafran war heroes that died during the 1967-1970 civil war.
IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, stated this in a release. He said the date was fixed by the leader of the group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is presently being detained in the custody of the Department of the State Services in over alleged running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason.
According to Powerful, “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB set aside the 30th of May every year as a special day to honour gallant men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to live as a people.
“Daily, Biafrans are murdered in cold blood, illegally abducted and unlawfully detained in Nigeria in the quest for Biafra freedom. The sacrifices and memories of these heroes and heroines will never be forgotten.”
Powerful said the pro-Biafra group would continue to respect Biafran war heroes, adding that ’30th May 2023 is another sacrosanct day to remember our fallen heroes, heroines and comrades who died in defence of our land and for the birth of the Biafra Nation’.
In his words, “IPOB family members should organise and observe this date in any form each country, zone, or unit considers best. IPOB leadership advises all to maintain peace and order during the event.
“During the commemoration ceremonies, three minutes of silence should be observed for the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price from 1967-1970 till date.”