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IPOB declares sit-at-home across southeast on May 30 to honor Biafran heroes



IPOB sit-at-home protest on May 30: honoring Biafran heroes

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a sit-at-home protest across the Southeast region of Nigeria on May 30.

This action is intended to pay homage to Biafran heroes who lost their lives during the civil war from 1967 to 1970.

In a statement issued by IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful, all schools, government offices, private offices, banks, transport unions, market unions, and individuals are directed to halt all operations on Thursday.

The statement reads: “We declare Thursday, May 30, 2024, as a sit-at-home day in Biafra Land for all Biafrans, friends of Biafra, lovers of freedom, and all residents in Biafra Land.”

30th of May is commemorated annually as a solemn memorial day for Biafrans to honour the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Nigeria-Biafra war. The sit-at-home is a symbolic gesture to reflect on the sacrifices made for the survival of the Biafran people.

While exceptions are granted to essential services such as medical workers, hospitals, and ambulance services, all other activities are expected to come to a halt.

Christians and traditional worshipers are encouraged to pray for the fallen heroes and for the realization of Biafra’s independence.

The sit-at-home directive also extends to Biafrans residing in other parts of Nigeria, emphasizing the collective remembrance and honour for those who fought for the Biafran cause.

This action underscores the continued significance of the Biafran struggle and serves as a reminder of the ongoing quest for self-determination among the people of the Southeast region.

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