IPOB insists Biafra Day must hold by May 30

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[Enugu]–The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has insisted on the observance of May 30 as Biafra Day remembrance.

Emma Powerful, the IPOB spokesman,  in a statement, yesterday, advised all Biafrans to ignore any tactics aimed at frustrating the remembrance day as he said the group is committed to observing the remembrance of the fallen heroes of the defunct Biafra, who lost their lives sustaining the republic between 1967 and 1970.

“This annual event, which is now observed by Biafrans all over the world as a mark of perpetual respect to the bravery of the few men and women who stood for three years to resist the combined murderous might of Britain, Egypt, Soviet Union and OAU is an event that cannot and should not be toyed with.

“If not for these men and women of the Biafran Army, the Biafran race, especially Igbo, would have been wiped out from the face of this earth. We owe these heroes a great debt of gratitude which can never be fully repaid. Therefore, we must honour them.

“Any person working against the remembrance of our heroes deserves nothing less than death. These evil men, who are in constant meetings with agents of the government of Nigeria to frustrate the remembrance and honour of our soldiers, including IPOB and MASSOB members that fell during protests and rallies deserve a fate worse than what befell saboteurs of the civil war,” a statement released read.

The group also restated that it is firmly under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and that anybody campaigning for restructuring of Nigeria in the name of Prophet Nnamdi Kanu clearly doesn\’t know him very well because he was born to restore Biafra not to restructure Nigeria.

“It was our leader that coined the phrase, Biafra or Death, and he meant every syllable of it.”

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