The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on Igbo and other Nigerians to shun all ceremonies organised by the Federal Government to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.
IPOB also ordered the people of South East, South South and Middle Belt to close businesses, schools and markets and observe a sit-at-home on 1st October.
In astatement made by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in Owerri, yesterday, Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world shall observe a sit-at-home in Biafraland and will boycott all ceremonies organised by the Federal Government for the anniversary.
They also indicated their interest to join the Yoruba in their rally for an independent O’odua Republic.
“We the global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to all Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world that Biafrans across the globe shall observe a sit-at-home in Biafraland and where permissible in the diaspora and will join our Yoruba brethren agitating for Oduduwa Republic in public protests to mark the October 1, 2020 anniversary. Complete and total lockdown of Biafraland and other terror ravaged areas of the Middle Belt come October 1 is sacrosanct, irreversible and non-negotiable,” Powerful said.
The group warned it would not be responsible for any harm that befalls anyone as a result of the disobedience to the order.