Here Is Where Nnamdi Kanu Will Celebrate ‘Biafra Remembrance Day’
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says he will celebrate the forthcoming “Biafra Remembrance Day” in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America (USA).
Naija News reports that the secessionist leader made this known in a tweet on the micro0blogging site, Twitter on Monday, May 6.
Kanu also called on all “Biafrans” to sit at home to honour those who died that he and other pro-Biafra agitators may live.
The IPOB leader tweeted: “I will join fellow Biafrans across the USA & the rest of the world to mark this year’s 30th of May Remembrance Day at the main event in Atlanta Georgia.
“It’s our duty to honour those who died that we may live. #SitAtHome across Biafraland,” Kanu wrote on Twitter.
I will join fellow Biafrans across the USA & the rest of the world to mark this year's 30th of May Remembrance Day at the main event in Atlanta Georgia. It’s our duty to honour those who died that we may live. #SitAtHome across Biafraland.#WeWillNeverForget#BiafraHeroesDay2019 pic.twitter.com/NVUrmqgTHO
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) May 6, 2019
Naija News had reported earlier that IPOB declared May 30 as sit-at-home day throughout the Southeast referred to as “Biafraland” by pro-Biafra activists and Nigeria in remembrance of its fallen heroes and heroines.
This online news platform recalls that 3 years ago a number of deaths were recorded during the “Biafra Remembrance Day” which took place on May 30, 2016, following a clash between security agents and IPOB members.
The attack in its wake left at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south-east of the country dead.
They were killed by the Nigerian security forces, led by the military in Onitsha, Anambra State.
During that attack, several pro-Biafra activists and supporters sustained injuries, and scores arrested in less than 48 hours to the event to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.