Biafra Day – IPOB will take place on Monday, May 31st
The sit-in protest, previously scheduled for Sunday 30 May to commemorate Biafra Day, has been rescheduled to Monday 31 May, as announced by the indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
The change, according to a press statement by her media and advertising secretary, Emma Powerful, was to avoid conflict with Sunday’s parishioners.
While Sunday will partially mark Biafra Day, Monday there will be a complete blockade of the entire land of Biafra, according to the statement.
The release ordered all residents to stay in order and stay at home from 6:00 to 18:00 in honor of everyone who paid the highest price in the fight for autonomy in Biafra.
It read in its entirety: “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), expertly led by our great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, would like to announce that this year, on Monday, May 31st, there will be a sit-down meeting in memory of Biafra. rather than Sunday 30 May. The modification follows genuine comments about our previous directive, as many of our people observe Sunday as a day of worship.
“On May 30 there will be a partial celebration of Biafra Day. But on Monday, May 31st, there will be a total block and sedentary houses.
“Therefore, we expect Biafrans from all over the world to stay at home on May 31 because of the respect and honor of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the highest price for our lives. We have the right to remember them for defending the genocide against our people between 1967 and 1970.
“Consequently, all commercial activities should be closed on May 31st throughout Biafra. On this day, there should be no traffic on the roads of Biafra.
“Transport companies need to get off the road on this day. National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW); National Association of Motor Vehicle Owners (NURTO); and others must fully comply with this directive.
“Likewise, artisans and traders should close their shops on this day. Airports, seaports, banks and financial institutions must be closed in honor of our fallen heroes and heroines.
“Okada and Tricycles are encouraged to leave the streets on this day as well. On this day from 6:00 to 18:00 there will be no meetings and social events, including funerals, weddings.
“Parents are not advised to send their children to school on this day, as no one should be seen on the street. All are expected to comply fully.
“Diaspora Biafrans should hold peaceful demonstrations in their countries.”
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