The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) has declared a sit-at -home order to be carried out on 30th of May 2018 in all the 5 states in south east Nigeria.
According to the group’s publicity secretary Mr. Emma Powerful who released the announcement,the declaration of sit-at-home-exercise will be observed in memory of fallen heroes who lost their lives during Biafra war for the sake of their people.
The publicity secretary also enjoined people in south south Nigeria to participate in the exercise in honor of those who lost their lives to herdsmen killings and boko haram terrorists in the country.
On the sit-at-home-day,there will be no movement of vehicles,business activities and human or animal movement across the 5 states according to IPOB.
Below are more details of the news:
“We owe our heroes of the class of 67-70 an incalculable debt of gratitude and shall honour them annually until the end of time. We shall never forget them
“We shall also remember all victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks, Boko Haram violence and those that died at the hands of Nigerian security agencies over the years that nobody remembers.
“We are calling on all the people of Southern Kaduna, Middle Belt especially Benue, Adamawa, Kogi, those affected by herdsmen terrorism in Ondo and other states in Yorubaland to join the great family of IPOB in observing a day of solemn prayer and sit-at-home to remember those that lost their lives unlawfully at the hands of Fulani terrorist herdsmen and security agencies.
“This year’s remembrance will be special because it will present a unique moment of shared pains and misery for all the families that lost their loved ones to war, hunger, disease and terrorism,” the group stated.
“As our freedom draws near this year, our 30 May sit-at-home and total lock down of Biafraland will be remarkable. The whole world is looking up to IPOB which, through the grace of the most high God, will deliver Biafra and all other oppressed peoples of Northern and Western Nigeria from bondage into freedom,”.