IPOB Press Release
May 08 2023 | IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the Great and Indefatigable Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to remind Biafrans, friends of Biafra, and lovers of Biafra freedom across the world that 30th of May 2023 is sacrosanct and every Biafran must remember and honour those who died for us to live.
We remember those who died in the Nigeria genocidal war against Biafra, the mothers and fathers bombed in the market places, hospitals, churches, and those children that the Nigeria government starved to their early death. We cannot forget them till eternity.
We also remember the victims of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Sahara Desert who died on the way to Europe in an attempt to escape the draconian and wicked economic and political policies against Biafrans by the Nigeria State. We must remember those who died in slave chains and in tortures from Slave Masters hands, those thrown overboard, and those that preferred death than to be taken as slaves. We remember them all.
We remember our eternal leader Ikemba Nnewi Dikedioranma DIM Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, General Philip Effiong, Dr Frank Opigo Okonko Ndem, Col. Achuzie, Bruce Mayrock, Christian Aid workers, Biafra Aid Volunteers, and many others whose contribution during Biafra the Nigerian genocide against Biafrans who are the reason why we are alive today. We must remember; WE REMEMBER ALL!
We remember IPOB members who were brutally murdered during peaceful protests and rallies, those murdered in Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Igweocha, Enugu, Nkpor, Ebonyi in cold blood by murderous Nigeria Army at the resident of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU in 2017. We remember our Ikonso and other gallant ESN volunteers who were murdered by Nigeria State because they were defending our land against State sponsored terrorism. We also remember His Majesty and Lolo Sally Israel Okwu Kanu, whose lives were cut short from the shocks they received when the Nigeria Army invaded, murdered, and desecrated their Royal Palace. We must remember; WE MUST REMEMBER THEM!
This year’s event will be special, and the one day sit-at-home in Biafraland will be total and will be from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on May 30, 2023. Every economic, social, religious, and political activity in Biafraland will be suspended, with the exception of hospitals, doctors, nurses, ambulances, and other health workers. All other people and workplaces are advised to sit-at-home.
Once again only hospitals and health workers are free to open and go about on May 30, 2023 (Biafra Heroes and Heroines Remembrance Day) to take care of our ones and the pregnant mothers and all other sectors including police stations should be under locks and keys within Biafra territory. We call on industries, companies, transport companies (air, land, and sea) hotels, schools, and churches to shut down in honour of our heroes and heroines. Also, Biafrans in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria are encouraged to join the seat at home order on that day its only one day. We, therefore, advise Biafrans and other residents in Biafra territory to avoid endangering their lives or their businesses by obeying the sit-at-home order from IPOB leadership.
Wherever our people are or gathered on that day, they must pray with lighted candles and must observe 3 minutes of silence immediately at 12 noon. Finally, the only joy and rest to appease our fallen heroes and heroines is Biafra restoration. So, “we must continue. ”
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA, AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.