The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given reasons why it declared another sit-at-home for September 14, 2021.
Naija News recalls that the pro-Biafra group had declared a new sit-at-home to remember those allegedly killed in Afaraukwu, Abia State in 2017 by Nigerian soldiers who were searching for the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The pro-Biafra group accused soldiers of desecrating the traditional stool of Afaraikwu in 2017.
In a statement on Monday, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the Tuesday sit-at-home in the southeast remains sacrosanct.
According to IPOB, nothing done to honour those allegedly killed by soldiers should be considered too much for they “have watered the tree of Biafra freedom with their blood.”
Emma Powerful said: “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 said.