IPOB Declares Sit-at-Home Day to Commemorate Biafran Heroes and Heroines

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced May 30, 2024, as a sit-at-home day across the South-East region to honor the memory of Biafran soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Biafran war and subsequent struggles for independence.

In a press statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB urged all Biafrans, friends of Biafra, and supporters of freedom to observe the sit-at-home day as a mark of reverence for the sacrifices made by fallen heroes and heroines. The day is designated annually to remember those who died in defense of Biafra’s independence from 1967 to 1970 and beyond.

Residents of Biafra territory are instructed to remain indoors and reflect on the implications of Nigeria’s forced unity, which resulted in the loss of millions of Biafran lives. IPOB emphasized that all schools, government offices, private offices, banks, transport unions, and markets should suspend operations on May 30 to honor the fallen heroes and heroines.

Exceptions are granted to essential service providers such as medical workers, nurses, doctors, ambulance services, and hospitals, who are permitted to operate on that day. Additionally, Christians and traditional worshippers are encouraged to use the day for prayers, seeking divine intervention for Biafra’s independence and remembering the sacrifices of the fallen heroes.

IPOB emphasized that the sit-at-home day is a solemn occasion for Biafrans to commemorate and honor their fallen heroes, including iconic figures like Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Retired General Phillip Efiong, Col. Achuzie (Air Raid), and many others who contributed to the survival of Biafrans during the genocidal war.


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