The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 for sit-at-home in the Southeast to honour those who died for Biafra Independence and freedom.

The group, in a statement on Tuesday by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, said the day is set aside to remember fallen heroes and those who had paid the ultimate price for the liberation of Biafra in 1967-1970 and beyond.

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The statement reads: “We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great prophet and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU wish to announce to all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom across the world that May 30, 2023, is Biafra Heroes Day. It is special day set outside to remember our fallen comrades and those who paid the ultimate price for the liberation of Biafra in 1967-1970 and beyond.


“Mazi Nnamdi KANU and IPOB set aside the 30th of May every year as a special day to honor gallant men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to live as a people. Daily Biafrans are murdered in cold blood, illegally adopted and unlawfully detained in Nigeria in the quest for Biafra freedom. The sacrifices and memories of these heroes and heroines will never be forgotten. 

“Though Nigeria State dubiously removed history from schools and national discussions so that the descendants of Biafra will no longer remember and honor our heroes, IPOB leadership refused to let the labours of our heroes go in vain. Therefore, fellow Biafrans, this 30th May 2023 is another sacrosanct day to remember our fallen heroes, heroines, and comrades who died in defense of our land and for the birth of the Biafra Nation.

“In line with our culture and respect for our fallen heroes, IPOB has declared the 30th of May, 2023 a sit-at-home in the entire Biafran territory to commemorate the deaths of those murdered for Biafra Independence and freedom. IPOB family members should organize and observe this date in any form each country, zone, or unit considers best. IPOB leadership advise all to maintain peace and order during the event. During the commemoration ceremonies, 3 minutes of silence should be observed for the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price from 1967-1970 till date. 

“All IPOB family members in the diaspora are expected to remind their host country’s citizens and their Government of the Biafran genocide which Nigeria and British Governments works hard to cover up and the continuous illegal detention of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We must honor and celebrate our heroes and heroines  and never let their memories be forgotten.”



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