The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has gone spiritual as it commemorates its fallen heroes and heroines who made the supreme sacrifice towards the actualisation of the republic of Biafra — a struggle that is yet to come through.
In a statement on Tuesday through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the pro-Biafran group announced a 3-day global prayer on 30th of May 2020, and said the celebration would start and end with prayers, with candle processions at every state, Local Government Area, ward and church across the region.
The statement read in part, “We, the global and indefatigable family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the prophet and liberator of our time, wish to announce to the people of Biafra, friends of Biafra, enemies of Biafra, lovers of freedom, as well as the world that Biafrans will remember and commemorate our fallen heroes and heroines who made the supreme sacrifice for us to live , on 30th of May 2020.
“After much consideration and deliberations IPOB high command decided to urge Biafrans both home and in the diaspora, observe this year’s rememberance and celebration of our brothers and sisters who were killed and starved to death during the genocidal war on the peaceful land of Biafra by Nigeria government and her foreign allies including Britian, Egypt, USSR and Czechs Republic between 1967 and 1970, through fasting and prayers. The programme for this year’s event, will last for three days from 27th to 30th of May, 2020.