The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared Tuesday, September 14, 2021, as another sit-at-home day to commemorate victims of the invasion of the compound of its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu at Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia, Abia State.
The group in a statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, warned people of the South East to stay indoors as a mark of honour to the fallen heroes and heroines allegedly killed during the raid.
“We wish to remind all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom across the globe that the sit-at-home order issued by the IPOB leadership to be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, 14th of September 2021 is sacrosanct. The peaceful protest is for the rememerance of the victims of the genocidal invasion of our Leader’s compound at Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia on the 14th of September 2017. No fewer than 28 innocent Biafrans were killed that day by the Nigeria Army during the raid.
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“We advise all Biafrans both men and women to stay indoors tommorow (Tuesday) as a mark of honour to these fallen heroes and heroines. We must not fail to remember the supreme sacrifices of these great freedom seekers. Nothing done to honour them should be considered too much for they have watered the tree of Biafra freedom with their blood.
“Nnamdi Kanu has also made a lot of sacrifice for the restoration of Biafra. So, all of us must be prepared to play our roles to accomplish this great task. Biafra independence is a mandate that we must live to accomplish.
“We won’t be deterred by the killings of Biafra agitators by compromised security agencies who cannot confront Fulani bandits and herdsmen rampaging the country. They derive pleasure in killing and torturing innocent people agitating for their freedom while fleeing from real terrorists.
“Despite the tacit support by these jihadists chasing villages and other communities out from their ancestral lands cannot succed in Biafra land. IPOB is well organised and prepared to repel them. They can continue with their false media propaganda to demoralize people from supporting IPOB but they know that our people now know better,” the statement read.