In honor of their fallen heroes who died four years ago, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on its members and people of the South- East region to avoid commercial activities on Tuesday.
The sit- at- home is sacred, according to the organization, and should be observed as a peaceful protest in honor of the victims of the military invasion of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu’ s compound in Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia on September 14, 2017.
On September 14, 2017, the military invaded their leader, Nnamdi Kanu’ s compound in Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia.
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The Nigerian Army is said to have murdered over 28 persons during the raid.
IPOB designated September 14 as another sit- at- home day in the region, according to a statement issued by its Head, Directorate of Service, Mazi Chika Edoziem, as reported by SaharaReporters on September 1.
” We recall very vividly the carnage of September 12 (in 2017) by the Nigerian Army, which invaded and seized Biafraland without any provocation and for no reason whatsoever through its ‘ Operation Python Dance II, ‘ humiliating, maiming, and massacring our people, ” the statement said in part.
” On the 14th of September, these murderers and terrorists in army uniform went further to desecrate the traditional stool of the Afaraukwu Kingdom in Umuahia, shooting and killing everything in sight, resulting in the cold blood murder of more than 38 Biafran youths and the arrest of an unspecified number of Biafran men and women, and it is still fresh in our minds. ”
” Recall that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has designated September 14 as a day of civil disobedience in Biafraland every year since 2018. ”
” September 14, 2021, is designated a sit- at- home day in Biafraland, in accordance with long- standing tradition. ”
The group’ s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said in a statement on Monday that the sit- at- home order will be implemented tomorrow as a monument to the persons massacred by Nigerian military men in 2017.
On Monday, SaharaReporters got a copy of the statement headlined, ” September 14 Sit- At- Home Is In Honour Of Victims Of Military Raid Of Our Leader’ s Country Home– IPOB. ”
” 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 IPOB leadership’ s sit- at- home order to be observed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, is sacrosanct, ” the statement read in part.
” The peaceful demonstration is in memory of those who died in the barbaric invasion of our Leader’ s compound in Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia on September 14, 2017. ” The Nigerian Army slaughtered no less than 28 innocent Biafrans during the operation that day.
” As a token of respect for these slain heroes and heroines, we ask all Biafrans, men and women, to remain indoors tomorrow. We must never forget the extraordinary sacrifices made by these heroic freedom fighters. Nothing done in their honor should be regarded excessive, for their blood has nourished the tree of Biafra independence.
” For the restoration of Biafra, our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has made numerous sacrifices. As a result, we must all be ready to play our parts in order to complete this monumental mission. Independence for Biafra is a mandate that we must live to fulfill.
” The killings of Biafra agitators by Nigeria’ s corrupted security agencies, which are unable to combat Fulani bandits and herders terrorizing the country, will not dissuade us. They like killing and torturing innocent people who are agitating for their freedom while fleeing real terrorists.
” These jihadists chasing villages and other populations out of their ancestral grounds cannot succeed in Biafra land, despite the tacit support of the Fulani- controlled federal government. IPOB is well- prepared and well- organized to oppose them. They can keep spreading fake media propaganda to dissuade people from joining IPOB, but they know that our people are wiser now. “