From Stanley Uzoaru , Owerri

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30, 2024, a sit-at-home to honour its’ Biafran warlords who sacrificed their lives in the Civil war.

According to a statement by the spokesman of the Igbo group, Emma Powerful, the annual sit-at-home event expects all Igbo both in Nigeria and diaspora to celebrate the fallen heroes by staying in their homes and praying for their souls.

As usual, the group has ordered all businesses premises, schools,markets, motor parks and other public places to be shutdown for just that day.

For those in diaspora, he urged them to take permissions from their offices and various establishment and join in the celebration.

His statement read in parts “Annually, 30th of May is solemn memorial day for Biafrans. To honor our heroes and heroines. Biafrans are asked to observe this one day sit-at-home in reverence to the spirits of our departed heroes who fought for us to be alive today.

“ Every Biafran in Biafra territory is expected to sit-at-home on this day and reflect on the danger of the force unity called Nigeria that have taken millions of lives of Biafrans. Other Biafrans outside Biafra territory are also encouraged to honor our heroes by observing the sit-at-home if possible or by limiting their activities on this day.

“To that effect, IPOB directs all schools, government offices, Private offices, Banks, transport unions, market unions and private individuals to shut down all operations in honor of our our heroes and heroines on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

“Exceptions to this directives are institutions and individuals on special duties such as Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, Hospitals, and medical workers who are allowed to operate on that day.

“We call on Christians and Traditional worshipers to use this day to pray to Chukwu Okike Abiama for the fallen heroes and also pray for Biafra Independence from this murderous contraption called Nigeria.

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“Biafrans and IPOB members in diaspora can organize peaceful rallies with permit from their host nations where possibly.

“Symposium and seminars can be organized in foreign countries to tell our story to citizens of the World about the past and current genocide against Biafrans by the Nigerian State.

“At this special event, IPOB members must light candles in rememberance of our fallen heroes.

Heroes like our eternal leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Retired General Phillip Efiong, Col. Achuzie (Air Raid), Frank Opigo, Okonkon Dem, Sam Mbakwe, Akanu Ibiam, and many others who contributed immensely to the survival of Biafrans.

“IPOB directs all the residents of Biafra Land to stay indoors from 6am to 6pm on the

30th of May 2024. IPOB warns residents in Biafra to avoid loitering about on this day. Those who intend to travel to and fro Biafra land must do so before the evening of May 29th.

“Avoid any movement if you’re not a medical personnel on duty or on emergency worker. Do not give the murderous Nigeria Security Forces and agent provocateurs an opportunity to harm you or destroy your business while impersonating IPOB and ESN.

“IPOB and ESN will not enforce the sit-at-home but Biafrans must not endanger their lives. Remember, don’t be a victim to the murderous Nigeria Security Forces and the agent provocateurs whose agenda is to blackmail IPOB through sponsored violence.

“For your own safety, please sit-at-home on Thursday May 30, 2024 and honour Biafran heroes and heroines. Do not endanger your lives.” The statement concluded.