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On: May 4, 2024 - In: Headlines - No comments




The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reportedly declared Thursday, May 30, 2024, as a sit-at-home day across the southeast to celebrate Biafran heroes. IPOB also called on Christians and traditional worshipers to use the day to pray for the fallen heroes and Biafra’s independence from Nigeria.


The information was contained in a statement signed by the group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Thursday, May 2.


The group said the sit-at-home was to honour Biafran heroes who died during the civil war of 1967 to 1970. IPOB added that there would be no movements in the region.


But in a swift reaction to the development, the Anambra state police command maintained that it would protect residents.


The Police SpokesmanTochukwu Ikenga, said:


“The police are committed to making sure that residents are protected wherever they are and as they go about their normal businesses, they should rest assured that they will have adequate security.”


Also reacting to the development, the zonal police public relations officer, Zone 13 command, Josephine Ihunwo, said:


“We are not yet aware of the development but residents are assured of adequate security as they go about their normal businesses everyday without any fear or intimidation by any group.”


Meanwhile, the Zone 13 police command in Ukpo-Dinukofia, Anambra, controls police formations in Anambra, Enugu and some parts of Ebonyi state.


Meanwhile,the lawmaker representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe, revealed why Ekpa does not want to stop the sit-at-home order in the southeast region of the country. Abaribe said the order has become a money-making scheme for Ekpa and his cohorts. He said that even with the hand-written message from the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Ekpa refused to reverse the sit-at-home order because he was profiting from it.



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