IPOB Orders Sit-At-Home On May 30
NEWSMAN, Anambra – Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered all persons in Biafaraland to sit at home on May 30, 2021 as they organise a protest in over 100 counties of the world.
The group also banned church services on that day in Biafraland because of the protest.
According to the group, the protest would hold in 100 countries of the world where IPOB members and sympathisers reside.
This was contained in a statement issued by the group’s media and publicity officer, Emma Powerful, in Awka the Anambra state capital on Sunday.
He noted the exercise was to honour their fallen heroes and heroines, stressing that the exercise would be observed in markets, churches, parks, airports and seaports within and outside the region and beyond.
The heroes to be honoured, according the statement, include the Imo State Commander of Eastern Security Network (ESN), Andy Nwaokike (a.k.a. Ikonso), and his men murdered last week by the Nigerian security agents, The Guardian reported.
Director of Information, MASSOB, Samuel Edeson, added: “May 30 is very dear to Biafrans because it is the date our hero, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, declared our resistance to the genocidal attacks by Nigerian soldiers, which culminated in the 30-month civil war from 1967 to 1970. We shall always remember all those who died in the course of the war and our march to freedom.
“Consequently, there will be no movement on the roads throughout Biafraland, no banking or financial services in our territory, no commercial activity of any kind. The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Luxurious Bus Associations of Nigeria (LUBAN), motorcycle and tricycle associations, antisans, parks, airports, seaports, and others in Biafra land are advised to shut down completely on that day.
“There would be no procession, protest nor church services anywhere in the zone, urging its members to stay indoors throughout the day, the group announced.