“There is nothing Nigerian government, her police, army and other security apparatus can do to stop or jeopardize 30th of May. It will be observed. It is better for Nigeria police and other security agencies to stay indoors and respect that day or the spirit of those that died in the quest for Biafra will destroy them.”
-May 26, 2019, news/comments,
ENUGU– As various group-agitators, such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and other pro-Biafran groups prepare to mark the 52 years remembrance of their fallen heroes on May 30, few days from now, they have once again reiterated their commitment towards actualizing their freedom from Nigeria.
They have also resolved to be peaceful during the exercise, noting that they will ignore the military buildup and intimidation or shut down by security forces but the marking will be unique, irrespective of any plan by the Nigerian government “It is the remembrance of 52 years declaration of Biafra republic in 1967, therefore, we are aware of the threats, lies, propaganda, misinformation, arrests, torture, illegal detention of our people but these will only serve to strengthen our determination to restore Biafra other than diminish it. It is regrettably that Biafra land is under siege, with hundreds of our members being kidnapped on daily basis, the Nigeria army capitulates in front of Boko Haram while it supports ethnocentric campaign of genocide against non-Fulani population” the groups noted
Meanwhile, speaking with Journalists on the issue, the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful stressed that “Biafra Remembrance Day celebration is on Thursday 30th of May and Biafrans must not come out on that day. It will serve as a reminder to the overlords in Nigeria that we Biafrans are united in our quest to be free from the iniquitous bondage called Nigeria”
“We owe it to our fallen heroes and heroines to honour them in the finest traditions of IPOB on May 30th. No matter how many troops they deploy on our streets or how many people they kill or arrest, Biafraland will be locked down on that fateful day.” “There is nothing Nigerian government, her police, army and other security apparatus can do to stop or jeopardize 30th of May. It will be observed. It is better for Nigeria police and other security agencies to stay indoors and respect that day or the spirit of those that died in the quest for Biafra will destroy them.”
In the same vein, other coalitions group of pro-Biafra, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB, Eastern Peoples Congress, EPC, Bilie Human Rights Initiative, BHRI, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria, MOBIN, among others, have in strong term condemned in totality the arrest of over 140 members, remanded in Enugu Prison and other arrests in Onitsha, with an alleged killing of two pro-Biafra activists.
“The arrests, clampdown and killings of our people were illegal, insensitive and ethno religiously motivated, however, Biafra will never succumbed or be intimidated with President Mohammed Buhari’s Fulanisation of Nigeria” “No amount of Nigeria security agencies can deter Biafrans from celebrating and honouring our heroes,”
The leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu on his part said “the Pro-Biafran groups have unanimously agreed and resolved to jointly observe, commemorate and celebrate the 52 years anniversary of Biafra declaration by our foremost leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu on 30th May, 1967. “We will observe the May 30th Biafra day in a unique form that will attract the presence of notable indigenous leaders of ethnic nationalities in Biafra land”
Continuing , he further noted “ We plan to honour and celebrate the heroic exploits of our gallant Biafra soldiers and other individuals that have contributed immensely towards the progress of Biafra. “We shall also honour other individuals, friendly nations and organizations that assisted immensely for the survival of the people of Biafra.”
“The May 30th anniversary convention will also attract notable Biafra leaders from Ikot Ekpene, Ijaw, Igbo, Calabar and Bakassi people. There shall be a special prayers and supplication for the fallen Biafra heroes during the Nigeria –Biafra war and our comrades that were killed by Nigeria security agents including the people of Biafra that died in the hands of Islamic Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen. “The people of Biafra all over the world are enjoined to observe this year’s anniversary with prayers and supplications in their respective homes. “This year’s anniversary will be celebrated as a mark of respect and honour to our father land; it is also a reminder to the visions and commandments of our great ancestors and Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) that we are not Nigerians but Biafrans.”
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