The Separatist group from the South Eastern part of Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that the 14th September sit- at- home directive is to honour the victims of the military invasion of the residence of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in his hometown Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia.
An assassination attempt on the life Nnamdi Kanu was carried out by the Nigerian military on the 14th September, 2017.
In the course of the attack, it was reported that about 28 members of IPOB were murdered by the military.
Emma Powerful, the Spokesperson of the group, in a press statement noted that the tomorrow sit at home was very sacrosanct in the South East.
He insisted that the killings of their members would not put a stop to their agitation for freedom.
His words read: : ” We the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to remind all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom across the globe that the sit- at- home order issued by the IPOB leadership to be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, is sacrosanct.
” The peaceful protest is for the remembrance of the victims of the genocidal invasion of our Leader’ s compound at Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia on September 14 2017. No fewer than 28 innocent Biafrans were killed that day by the Nigeria Army during the raid.
” We advise all Biafrans, both men and women, to stay indoors tomorrow as a mark of honour to these fallen heroes and heroines. We must not fail to remember the supreme sacrifices of these great freedom seekers. Nothing done to honour them should be considered too much for they have watered the tree of Biafra freedom with their blood.
” Our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has also made a lot of sacrifices for the restoration of Biafra. So, all of us must be prepared to play our roles to accomplish this great task. Biafra independence is a mandate that we must live to accomplish. ”
” We won’ t be deterred by the killings of Biafra agitators by Nigeria compromised security agencies who cannot confront Fulani bandits and herdsmen rampaging the country. They derive pleasure in killing and torturing innocent people agitating for their freedom while fleeing from real terrorists, ” he added.