The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has released guidelines for the May 30 “Biafra Day.”
Naija News reports that the IPOB in the statement released by its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Tuesday, declared a three-day global prayer ahead of May 30, a day set aside in commemoration of those who died in the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.
The statement said the usual sit-at-home will not be observed as her people stayed many days at home during the coronavirus lockdown. This is even as Nnamdi Kanu has said there will be no movement in Biafraland that day.
However, in a statement, the IPOB spokesman revealed that the Biafra day celebration would start and end with prayers, with candle processions at every state, Local Government Area, ward and church across the region. The statement urged Biafrans both home and in the diaspora to observe the celebration.
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 remembrance 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 Britain, 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.
“This year’s episode and the event will start with prayers and end with prayers. There will also be candle processions at every state, LGA, ward and church in our land. It is very imperative that our people observe these great days for those who paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their youthful lives for our own lives to be today. This great event will start on 27th and end on 30th of May.
“There won’t be any sit- at -home or indoors because our people stayed much days at home during the coronavirus lockdown. IPOB wouldn’t like to bother people with another lockdown in form of sit-at-home.
“This year’s anniversary will begin with reading of Psalms of David from chapter 1 to the last chapter. Every individual and group(s) should observe this years prayer designed to remember our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for our living.
“Nigeria government and her partners in crime decided to wipe out the whole race but God Almighty in Heaven, ‘Chukwu Okike Abiama’ said no to that through these our brethren who sacrificed their lives for us to live.
“Therefore, IPOB families and Biafrans across countries of the world are encouraged to use this year’s anniversary to pray for all our fallen heroes including all those who were killed by the overzealous Nigeria security personnel in the course of the renewed quest to restore Biafra.
“We shall also use this year’s event to pray for divine protection of all Biafrans everywhere on the surface of the earth against the covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world. We shall also pray for the speedy recovery of all those infested with the scourge, and for immediate end of the global pandemic.”